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Just a thought on measuring a snake
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:32 AM   #1
Scrappyeddie77
Just a thought on measuring a snake

I was thinking of a simple way to get a measurement. I usually just have them crawl against a wall but I have an idea of a clear tube that I will put inch marks on and have the snake go into it. Has anyone tried this or a better idea. Let me know I am always willing to learn.


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Old 01-13-2017, 10:14 AM   #2
Dragonling
It's a little buggy these days, but this is by far the easiest method: http://serpwidgets.com/main/measure
 
Old 01-13-2017, 01:38 PM   #3
Zincubus
The clear tube sounds a fabulous idea but I'd need a thick tube for my 7'+ adult Snow Boa
 
Old 12-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #4
Lorinako
Don't you just measure the shed?

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Old 12-17-2019, 01:19 PM   #5
67temp
The issue with measuring sheds is that they stretch. So the shed is going to be longer than the actual snake.
 
Old 01-28-2020, 07:58 AM   #6
DeuceRon
I usually just measure the shed. My last one was just over 4ft. I just guess that he's somewhere close to 4ft.

It's certainly not an exact science, but then again, I'm not measuring him for a Tux
 
Old 01-28-2020, 09:16 AM   #7
SnakeCreations
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I usually just measure the shed. My last one was just over 4ft. I just guess that he's somewhere close to 4ft.

It's certainly not an exact science, but then again, I'm not measuring him for a Tux
Haha! Too funny

I rarely try to measure my snakes, rather I measure growth by weight. After a while you will get the hang of estimating length versus weight, and what looks okay. When my snakes start to look thick, and maybe a little squishy, I'll typically cut back on size or increase the time between feeds and handle a bit more. They all grow at different rates, it's not an exact form of measurement, but it works for me.

Good luck!

-Tonya
 

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