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Old 22-05-2008, 02:02 PM
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there is one snake particualarly that comes to mind.. a yearling aboreal colubrid, i know you know the one i mean YG..

a tip with non feeders, is to put them into cooling as soon as they show signs of not wanting to take food. i know people who have been breeding 30+ years who do this, quite often when the snake is warmed back up a month or so later. it will take straight away.
Very good tip

The owner is an absolute moron, so I don't really judge the poor snakes weight on anythin other than that.

I do have yearling royals that are pushing 5,6,700g, but they are in proportion and are fed an appropriate sized meal, mainly because if I am honest, getting them to 1500g is easy, but fat snakes tend to slug out, when I want the snakes to breed and produce fertile clutches, slugs are no use to me.
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Old 22-05-2008, 02:14 PM
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i know... but then its the fashion these days isn't it.. to try and cram as much food down the throat of your snake as you can, and then to boast that a juvenile snake can eat an adult sized meal..
dont think it was aimed at my post, but just incase it was, im not trying to cram as much food down my snakes throat as possible, they are just really big for their age, and i dont know why, im presuming its due to the mum having such a crap clutch that all the goodness went to these 3.
and i dont agree with power feeding just to breed etc, if they are the right weight to breed, then they can breed, but if they arent, theres always next year.
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Old 22-05-2008, 02:17 PM
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what about Beardies when would you first feed baby beardies a started after 1-2 days of hatching is this too quick
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what about Beardies when would you first feed baby beardies a started after 1-2 days of hatching is this too quick
i would imagine its different that snakes, there motabalism (sp?) is a lot faster than a snake
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what about Beardies when would you first feed baby beardies a started after 1-2 days of hatching is this too quick
You need to feed lizards as soon as they start eating really, but this is after the first shed, usually 3-7 days after hatching. Then they need feeding 3x a day... and will be digesting all that food on a daily basis. This is a very different ballgame to snakes who need feeding one item a week
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Old 22-05-2008, 02:29 PM
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dont think it was aimed at my post, but just incase it was, im not trying to cram as much food down my snakes throat as possible, they are just really big for their age, and i dont know why, im presuming its due to the mum having such a crap clutch that all the goodness went to these 3.
and i dont agree with power feeding just to breed etc, if they are the right weight to breed, then they can breed, but if they arent, theres always next year.
no, was not aimed at anyone specifically, no-one had replied to YG's post when i started writing mine, so my reply was literally just based on his post.

i've had "giant" hatchlings too... and also mini ones.. just goes to show the variety of nature eh

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no, was not aimed at anyone specifically, no-one had replied to YG's post when i started writing mine, so my reply was literally just based on his post.

i've had "giant" hatchlings too... and also mini ones.. just goes to show the variety of nature eh

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ahhh right, sorry

ye, i know, these are bigger than my late 07 rosy boa! they are currently on 2 pinks, but i think in a few feeds they will be ready to move up, the pinks arent even showing a lump in them! and ye, nature is quite amazing with all the variations!
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BRBs. A few days after their first shed. Then every 7 days (ish) (I say ish because I never have a set feeding regime, so in reality it could be 5 days or 14 days.)
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We offer crickets to our hatchling geckos as soon as they have they're first greeny poo & their first shed
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I try to feed mine there first food item as soon after there first shed as i can, I seem to get better first feed responce from doing it this way. After they feed i will feed every 5-10 days.
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