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Too large of prey
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
Gilman snakes
Too large of prey

Will a corn snake attempt to eat a mouse that is "too large" for her?


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Old 08-23-2017, 05:57 PM   #2
Karl_Mcknight
Probably. Depends if you're describing something 5 grams too big or 40 grams too big.
 
Old 08-23-2017, 06:54 PM   #3
Twolunger
You will be surprised at the size of a mouse a corn can swallow. Keeping it down is another matter, and a regurgitation is often the outcome.
 
Old 08-24-2017, 10:31 PM   #4
kalel5011
Is there a general rule of thumb to follow for all snakes of just corns?

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Old 08-25-2017, 05:03 AM   #5
Karl_Mcknight
sure. a baby snake should be fed 10% to 13% of its body weight. That number gradually reduces as the snake ages, so that as an adult it will eat about 8% to 10% of its body weight. Also as a baby they are fed every 4 to 7 days, and by adulthood they are fed every 14 to 21 days.
 
Old 08-26-2017, 10:09 AM   #6
Patmart
Hi I saw a YouTube thing it was a corn shake feeding this poor snake was given a mouse to big .
I watched it for 10 min by the timer .
I couldn't watch it anymore you could see the snake
Suffering.
My answer is yes you they will try and eat a mouse that's to big
Pat x


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