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Old 05-01-2013, 09:55 PM
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Default 5 Month old Corn - right size?

So I've had my little corn Asenka now for two weeks, and asked her previous owner how old she is a few days ago as I'd forgotten to ask when he gave her to us. Apparently she's 5 months old now. She's feeding we'll so far, but is only 14/15". After googling a bit I've found most people's snakes are bigger by this age. Was just wondering if she's growing well enough?

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Old 06-01-2013, 03:26 PM
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you don't say how much you are feeding her. I have an anery corn called Marmite who is around the same age (hatched 6th Aug) He is currently around 22-23 inches long and has 3 assorted size pinkies once a week.

To be honest, if she is looking good and healthy and not constantly looking for food, the fact that males are supposed to be a tad bigger than female, I wouldn't stress too much
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:29 PM
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you don't say how much you are feeding her.
Yeah sorry. She's still on pinkies at the moment. Feeding her one every 5 days. Seems to be enough, leaving enough of a lump
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I would be inclined to feed her 2 pinkies every 7 days
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:40 PM
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I'll give her a try on two the next time I feed her then. It won't be too much for her as she's still small will it?
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2 small pinkies will be ok 10-15 mins apart, you will soon know if she doesn't want it
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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Alright then, thanks for the help =)
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Could you post a picture of your snake please? Also, how much does he/she weigh?

A corn snale of 6 months old should be able to take fluffs/fuzzies, I would suggest feeding 2 pinkies per (just feed one pinkie and then the other once the snake has finished eating the first, there's no need to wait in between) feed every 7 days for the next few weeks or until your supply of pinkies run out, when you need to buy more then have a look at the sizes of the fluffs and buy a few, then look at the size of your snake compared to the size of fluff, you really would be amazed at what they can manage to eat, when mine first went onto fluffs I thought there is no way she'll manage that BUT she did and with no problem either.

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It's just because I've read that food should be not much more than 1.5 times the girth of the snake, and more than this is over feeding. I'll try her on two then then next time
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It's just because I've read that food should be not much more than 1.5 times the girth of the snake, and more than this is over feeding. I'll try her on two then then next time

I don't pay any attention to that, I just use my own judgement on what my snakes can manage (have a look at my pic thread and you'll see my snakes) and looking at yours, which by the way is gorgeous, I would just try her with a fluff, judging by the sixe of him she'll manage no problem at all but if you prefer to feed 2 pinkies per feed and then move to fluffs then that's fine too, personally I'd just move right to fluffs if she was mine.
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