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Old 15-10-2019, 11:05 PM
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My Brazilian rainbow boa is 161 grams and a year and 4 months old, i am feeding her fuzzies. should i seek out fuzzies that are closer to 16 grams or continue feeding 11 grams to 25 gram fuzzies. Do i need to space the feedings out to 10 days instead of 7?

images of her last feeding:
https://imgur.com/bZPjCa5
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Old 15-10-2019, 11:09 PM
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before anyone gets confused, they are rat fuzzies
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Old 15-10-2019, 11:20 PM
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You need to rethink your feeding. A healthy well fed brb at that age should be talking food much bigger than a rat fluff. They have very little calcium in them.
I would suggest feeding twice weekly, perhaps with a rat fluff for one meal and a small mouse the other. That way your snake will get the calcium it needs to develop healthy bones.
At a year and four months its still growing so I fail to understand why you would want to reduce the food I stead of increasing it.
Having looked at the image, that snake is seriously stunted cornice age. A nearly 18 month old brb should not look like that when it's taken a rat fluff.
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Old 16-10-2019, 01:43 AM
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Why don't people upload to their album space instead of using 3rd party hosting sights that want you to comply with all their cookie and data gathering.... before you can view the image !!

at 161g your BRB is seriously underweight for its age... follow Ian's advice and start to get some decent calcium into it.
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