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Old 25-09-2011, 10:55 PM
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Hi we have a 4 month old male corn snake and I was wondering how much he should be having each feed, he is about 40-45 cms long, if we feed a small pinkie he looks for more and we have tried two, which he took fine, we tried a slightly larger one but it took him a while to get it swallowed, we feed him every 7 days, would he now be ok to have two small pinkies with his age and size, or is it better to give one slightly bigger,
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Old 25-09-2011, 11:01 PM
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Hi we have a 4 month old male corn snake and I was wondering how much he should be having each feed, he is about 40-45 cms long, if we feed a small pinkie he looks for more and we have tried two, which he took fine, we tried a slightly larger one but it took him a while to get it swallowed, we feed him every 7 days, would he now be ok to have two small pinkies with his age and size, or is it better to give one slightly bigger,
Just stick to the two pinkies for now. Once the 'Lump' has significantly decreased after feeding then move up a food to fuzzy's
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Old 25-09-2011, 11:10 PM
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The food size needs to be roughly 1.5x the biggest girth of the snakes body. If you find pinkies arnt doing this then move up to fuzzies
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Old 25-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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Hi thanks for the tips,
the larger one he had was still a pinkie but was about 1 1/2 times the size of the other pinkies and these were ment to be small ones and he had trouble getting the legs and the body down at the same time, but I would say it was width wise about 1.5 times his girth, so would seem the right size,
guess there is quite a variation in what is classed as a small or day old pinkie

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Sizes always varey its a pain. I use 2 shops for my rodents dependant on which i feel like going to. A medium mouse in one shop is the same size as a small in the other!
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Sizes always varey its a pain. I use 2 shops for my rodents dependant on which i feel like going to. A medium mouse in one shop is the same size as a small in the other!
Would you suggest still using the larger ones or stick to two smaller ones, As the larger ones seem the right size for his size, just that he stuggled,
Thanks for your advice

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If the larger ones are putting a 1.5x bump in her then feed 1 of them or 2 of the smaller ones.

If the larger pinks arnt putting a bump in then feed 2 of these or move on to a mouse fuzzie
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Ok will try and see how he goes,
Thanks for your advice
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Why does everyone insist on every 7 days? They eat far mor often than that. Young corns should be fed every 4 days or so. Gie that snake a 90 degree hot spot and feed it every 4 days and you will see nice, steady, natural growth and a highly active snake.
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My babies get a pinky every 5 days and very soon they are big enough to take a fuzzy. I hardly ever give double pinks and if I d it's only for a couple of feeds.
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