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Old 29-08-2010, 05:50 PM
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i was just wondering if anybody knows how fast ball pythons grow. i thought they grew different paces by the correct heat, habitat ect. and the food. i have a 2 year old ball python which is only 2 ft and im sure it should be bigger. help anybody?
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i was just wondering if anybody knows how fast ball pythons grow. i thought they grew different paces by the correct heat, habitat ect. and the food. i have a 2 year old ball python which is only 2 ft and im sure it should be bigger. help anybody?
Depends on how well it eats and the size of the food you give it
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Approximately 700g per year for Females is reasonable on a good diet.
Males will often reach the same size in their first year, and then start fasting over winter periods. Typically speaking anyways!
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Depends on how well it eats and the size of the food you give it
im feeding it on 2 medium mice a week as thats the size them women was feeding it on. and its feed no problem
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What sex is it?
I have an 18month old male and he is about 2ft.
Males tend to max out at 3-4ft, and females can get a foot or so longer, but they have much more girth than the males.
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and guess some are just fast/slow growers

one of my girls was over 1500g at 18 months , and no i dont powerfeed ,weekly at most, shes been fairly fussy and if anything ive been over cautious on food size - shes just a freak
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What sex is it?
I have an 18month old male and he is about 2ft.
Males tend to max out at 3-4ft, and females can get a foot or so longer, but they have much more girth than the males.
its a male.
i think its because of the huge viv hes in.
shes kept him in a 6ft viv!
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The size of the viv has NO affect on the growth. Food is what will effect it most.
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its a male.
i think its because of the huge viv hes in.
shes kept him in a 6ft viv!
Best thing to do is weigh him.
At 2 years he should be about 600g-700g.
Mine is 18 months and 500g+.
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I have a 2007 male who weighed in at 1.3k in July. He eats well but does fast over winter. He also wont take anything bigger than a rat weaner once every two weeks.

I have an 09 male and he was 907g in July so is gona be a big lad! He would eat every day if you let him.

I think it depends on the snake and its feeding habits. 6ft viv? for a royal? what a waste, lol
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