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Ouija 27-11-2012 02:30 PM

Corn Snake feeding advice
 
Today I fed my baby corn snake for the first time since I got him.
He took the pinkie no problem. But I am wondering if it needs to be on a bigger mouse?
After I fed him he spent a good half an hour searching round his tank for more pinkies.
Also he had no bump to show he had eaten. Do I need a bigger mouse?

Jono2411 27-11-2012 02:32 PM

What does he weigh? Or Can you post a picture of him with something for size reference?

If it hasn't left a bump then it sounds like he should have something bigger. Generally, the rule is that it should be about 1.5x the snake's girth...

Ouija 27-11-2012 02:40 PM

The pinky was the same width as his middle.
I can't get his weight atm I will have to get back to you on that one.

Red123 27-11-2012 03:16 PM

It sounds like he needs something a little bigger. If you are concerned about feeding a bigger mouse straight away you could always do two or three feeds of double pinkies before moving to fluffs. Do you know how old he is?

Ouija 27-11-2012 03:27 PM

We were told he was between 4 - 6 month old.

I really should have thought to weigh and measure him before I fed him....

Red123 27-11-2012 03:30 PM

If pinks are not leaving a bulge I would move him to fluffs at that age. If you buy your pinks from in a pet shop you can always ask to look at the sizes and pick some of the smaller fluffs if you are concerned about the size change.

Ouija 27-11-2012 03:40 PM

I might try him on fluffs next time. I suppose if they are too big I can give him two pinkies.

mrduff13 29-11-2012 09:32 AM

snakes wont really look for food, they are opertunistic feeders meaning they will usualy eat when offered (or when a mouse passes in the wild) but in captivity we feed snakes alot more than they would eat in the wild. so dont really worry about it getting hungry.

and also at that age im 99% sure it will be great on fluffs, mines about that age and its been on fluffs for a while now

kitti 01-12-2012 12:30 PM

I only keep the corns I breed on pinks for 6-8 weeks before moving them up to fluffs. I would think that at your snakes age he will take a fluff no problem.

Just my opinion :)

Ouija 01-12-2012 12:33 PM

I measured him yesterday and he is just over 14" long.

My Boyfriend & I are arguing about this - he thinks he is fine on Pinkies, I think he could do with a bigger mouse.


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