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Should I feed my baby corn 2 pinkie?
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
Mikesnakeares
Should I feed my baby corn 2 pinkie?

So today i decided to feed my 14 inch corn snake 2 pinkies. Is that bad? Because I don't want to over feed him either. I just want him grow fast And he ate them fine
 
Old 07-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
K. Rene
Hmm, I would feed mine two prey items if I had to. As in if I didn't have the next prey size available, and only if I couldn't tell that the snake had eaten the first pinky. I feed mine once a week and they can grow as fast or slow as they like, I'm in no hurry for them to reach a certain size.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
ceduke
I like to err on the side of feeding a little less. Less chance of a regurge or overweight snakes later.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
creamsicle83
Its fine to do that just once or twice... but try to get the next size up, fuzzy!
 
Old 07-26-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
AliCat37
Yes. You should feed him two pinkies. I'm not sure why everyone is saying not to? o.o
However, in my experience, unless you're breeding your own mice you won't be able to feed him an appropriate sized meal every time. The petstore fuzzies are HUGE compared to pinkies and may be too big for him. I usually raise my hatchlings from 1 pink, to 2 pinks, then a fuzzy, to 2 fuzzies, and then hoppers. After hoppers I just move up to adult, but I also have access to a rodent breeder and I can get small adults, then move to larger ones.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 12:20 AM   #6
Corns&boas
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Yes. You should feed him two pinkies. I'm not sure why everyone is saying not to? o.o
However, in my experience, unless you're breeding your own mice you won't be able to feed him an appropriate sized meal every time. The petstore fuzzies are HUGE compared to pinkies and may be too big for him. I usually raise my hatchlings from 1 pink, to 2 pinks, then a fuzzy, to 2 fuzzies, and then hoppers. After hoppers I just move up to adult, but I also have access to a rodent breeder and I can get small adults, then move to larger ones.
I agree. But once youv don't this 2 or 3 times I'd just move up got he fuzzy.
Iv fed mine a fuzzy already. He's already on them. Can't wait for the hoppers
 
Old 08-12-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
james
I agree with Alicat37 it is fine to give two pinkies that's what I did with my corn then when she was ready I moved up a food item size fuzzies then to adult . She is now coming up to three and 350g's just started her on weaning rat boy does she love them . She eats them faster then she ever did mice .
 
Old 08-12-2011, 05:56 PM   #8
Mikesnakeares
Alright thanks guys!
 

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