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Possible to over feed?

01-16-2008, 12:48 PM
Recently i have been feeding my snake a pinky, leaving it 2 days and then feeding again. The snake has been eating each time, is this a bad idea? Is it possible that the snake will over eat?

Roy Munson
01-16-2008, 12:54 PM
Buy a book or use the search function.

01-16-2008, 12:56 PM
2 days between feedings is begging for a regurgitation. Your snake can't digest that fast and eventually the pipes will back up into it's viv.

In the wild, a snake is an opportunist and will eat when it finds food, but then it'll also go weeks without eating, too. In captivity, since you regulate the feeding intervals rather than the randomness of nature, every 2 days is very much too frequent.

I'd give her a good 6 days now before the next one so that it can fully digest what it's got in the works.

01-16-2008, 12:58 PM
Oh ok thanks. The only reason i did it was because after eating the snake didn't go away and hide like it used to, was still out all night and the night afterwards and the bump was barely visible. Maybe i need to move on to fluffs? :shrugs:

01-16-2008, 01:04 PM
please look up the Munson Plan