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Corn Snake..when to chage food size?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by colbye12, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. colbye12

    colbye12 In the Brooder

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    I have a corn snake that I have had for about three weeks now...She is about 1 foot long give or take a couple cenimeters. Right-now she is eating 1 frozen pinkie mice every friday. When will it be time to move up to a larger size?
    -Thanks, Colby
     
  2. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

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    I never fed anything larger than the thickest width of the snake [​IMG] I did however, feed as much as they wanted. My corns generally ate once per week, but if I saw they were getting restless, I offered another meal. Mine often ate 2, sometimes 3 pinks a week when growing.

    The ball pythons I had kept where total hogs when it came to meal time [​IMG]
     
  3. colbye12

    colbye12 In the Brooder

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    Thank you but how to i know when to move up to 2 pinkies or the next size of mice?
     
  4. dntd

    dntd Songster

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    I up the size when the snake gets thicker. I fed mine as hatchlings 2x a week then switched to once a week. I moved up when I could no longer see a lump from the meal.
     
  5. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Crossing the Road 10 Years

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    i agree, move up, when the snake grows more, good luck! [​IMG]
     

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