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Age/ weight?

haydnrobinson
01-05-2010, 04:24 PM
Is there any guideline on the weight your corn should be around certain ages?

Based on what I've seen here Salvador looks small. She's approx 18g and is around 7 months old. I've seen people on here saying younger snakes are 30g approx. Worried! She was a problem eater and refused pinkies for a month or so but would that make such a big difference?

Sorry about all the questions!!!

harm781
01-05-2010, 04:50 PM
Seems fine to me if she started out as a problem feeder. Every snake will mature at a different rate. My hatchlings are about 5 mths and 13 & 14 grams while one of my '08's is 68 grams & the other '08 is 268 grams.

Shann415
01-05-2010, 04:56 PM
My corny is 152grams now! :)

raynefyre
01-05-2010, 05:27 PM
I don't have much experience with growth and problem feeders. I can tell you, though, that my two are almost 6 months old and Charlie is 39 grams, Aly is 42 grams.

jlindp
01-05-2010, 05:56 PM
Snakes are like people -- they all grow at their own pace! For your snakes age and past history, that weight sounds about right. I have 3 '09 hatchlings that are all 6 months old and they are 22g, 20g, and 14g.

spud
01-05-2010, 09:25 PM
They are all different just like people, but my corn is around 9 months and weighs 58g

Buzzard
01-07-2010, 04:19 PM
Agree with everyone here I have 3, 6 month olds 22, 52, 57 grams. All are feed on a similar schedule.

Papa Bear
01-08-2010, 12:36 AM
My Okeetee corn is around 6 months or so and is only 17 grams. She is has not been a problem eater and I have had the snake around 3 months.

raynefyre
01-08-2010, 12:08 PM
The only thing you need to worry about is feeding (more or less) by the Munson Plan. As long as they are getting the proper meal size they will grow at their own pace. If it is cold out too, they tend to grow slower because they want their bodies to slow down. If you are concerned about size, you can cut the mice you feed for better digestion, which often results in better growth. Hope this helps. :)

ceduke
01-08-2010, 12:18 PM
My little guy is growing slower too. He's ~6 months old, and last time I weighed him he was 18g. BUT - He's eating well and he is plump and active, so I'm not worried if he wants to take his time!

Teddy Roosevelt
01-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Does anyone have a rough guidline (similar to Munson guide) of what weight a well-fed corn should be at what age? EX Boo is 5-6 months old now and only 9g. The breeder fed them on a matainance schedule and he was also the runt of his brothers and sisters. Mouse is 11g and longer.

ceduke
01-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Does anyone have a rough guidline (similar to Munson guide) of what weight a well-fed corn should be at what age? EX Boo is 5-6 months old now and only 9g. The breeder fed them on a matainance schedule and he was also the runt of his brothers and sisters. Mouse is 11g and longer.

I don't think such a guideline could possibly be very realistic since even snakes receiving the same care may grow at very different rates. I don't know if it exists, but I'm thinking that such a chart might cause people who are new to the hobby to over or underfeed their snakes to make them fit into the weight range they "should" be in for their age.

What I WOULD like to see is a chart with very clear illustrations of a snake at a healthy weight, underweight, and overweight. Make it easy for newbies especially to gauge their animals' progress.

raynefyre
01-08-2010, 05:17 PM
I made a chart of my snakes' growth since I have had them. Here ya go.

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/126/l_596ad3900c8041eb8af0f1f692355540.jpg

Suzy
01-08-2010, 06:07 PM
That sounds right to me. I've got 3 Corns that are the same age, and they are 21, 20, and 19 grams. Like everyone has said, they grow at their own pace. I wouldn't worry about it as long as yours is eating, defecating, and shedding properly. :)

amc0405
01-10-2010, 09:00 PM
My two year old weighs 198 grams. I have an early 08 that weighs 80 grams.