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Old 11-06-16, 05:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Well...I did it.

Wow i better rethink my feeding of my young carpet. She needs new food anyway.
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Old 11-06-16, 07:45 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Girth aside-20-25% of body weight got the prey item is not unreasonable. They're machines when it comes to food!
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That's something I've been wondering about but haven't ever seen any research on. How much of a larger meal is actually digested and utilized by the snake, and how much passes through as waste, compared to a smaller meal? Obviously feeding more often am\nd/or larger meals will increase growth rate, but will it produce a larger animal in the long run?
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Obviously feeding more often am\nd/or larger meals will increase growth rate, but will it produce a larger animal in the long run?
Most definitely it will. Snakes fed heavily without a doubt get larger and do so much faster, but is that always a good thing? Not so much. Genetics would be the main influence of adult size, followed by food intake and respective temperatures second. Many smaller localities of species remain as such because of the lack of available food (tarahuma mountain boas would be one example) coupled with temperatures in their geographical range, both of which said populations have adapted over generations to overcome.
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Yesterday, he came out of his hide and perched for a bit while I was away, but then hid before Boyfriend could call me down to see him. Pretty sure he's taunting me on purpose. :P

Also, I've decided to name him Teddy.
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Nice addition. Congrats.
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Congrats....beautiful...enjoy
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