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Old 12-15-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
Feeding Schedule

ok, i am really confused now. are you supposed to feed your snake every week or ever other week??????
Old 12-15-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
Amanda E
IMO, it depends on how old your snake is, the gender, and if it's breeding.

I feed my hatchings every 5-7 days. I feed my yearlings every 7-10 days. I feed my female adults every 10-14 days (If they will be breeding, I step up the feedings to every 7 days). And I feed my male adults every 21-30 days.
Old 12-15-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
It all depends.

How old are your snakes? If they're not adults, yes, you can feed them every week. When they get to be older, every 2 weeks is fine.

If they're hatchlings, every 5-7 days is fine.

There's no set time frame of feeding. People tend to forget that corns live in the wild and eat when they can. Theres even a thought process that says that feeding your corns on a steady "every week" diet, is bad and may shorten their life span.

Who really knows. Just do what you're comfortable with.
Old 12-15-2004, 11:48 AM   #4
Damn that always happens!!!!!!!!
Old 12-15-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
Wow, if I fed my snakes every 14-30 days, they'd probably die from hunger! Every single one of my snakes gets fed minimum weekly. Hatchling get feed every 4 days, everyone else 7 days.
Old 12-15-2004, 02:00 PM   #6
Well just to add another opinion!
I feed my adults- every 7-10 days, the youngsters every 5 days. If one of them doesn't eat on feeding day I just wait till the next "feeding" day & try again!
Everyone seems to be healthy on this schedule
hope this helps!

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