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Feeders Any and all issues about raising rats, mice, or anything else that you feed your cornsnakes.

Where do you buy mice?
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:46 PM   #21
Semih BULUR
Thanks

Rich Z: Do you really think it is a good idea feeding your snake(s) wild caught mice and introducing the strong possibility of transferring parasites into them?

l have not thought this issue. Thank you for your concern!
 
Old 11-13-2022, 02:05 PM   #22
Hotwater84
Going to try to revive this late 2022 shipping is expensive all around.. anyone have any new updates on favorite place to buy frozen from?
 
Old 11-14-2022, 12:58 PM   #23
hypnoctopus
I usually order from Rodent Pro. Free shipping with $100 purchase, which I always hit.
 
Old 11-15-2022, 07:29 AM   #24
Hotwater84
Thanks hypno, I checked and they do seem to be the best price wise. I only have one corn at the moment 4 Mo old got her yesterday. Curious to know what sizes and and how many I should be ordering. (Had a corn as a kid have been out of the hobby a long time)
 
Old 11-15-2022, 11:35 AM   #25
hypnoctopus
That's always tough! Unfortunately, for just one snake, especially a baby, buying in bulk probably won't be worth it. Is she still on pinkies? The minimum quantities that Rodent Pro sells will be too many for a single baby, unless you can find someone to split orders with or get another snake or two! Most sizes require fewer than 15 meals before you're able to move to the next size. I'd have to double check my records to see exactly how many I feed before moving to the next size.
 
Old 11-15-2022, 11:43 AM   #26
Hotwater84
Yes the breeder told me she’s still on pinky’s but didn’t specify if she eats one or 2 every 5 days. I need to weigh her I found this chart online. Do you think this is correct info?

16-23g snake 3-4g pinky x2 every 4-5 days
24-34g snake 5-7g small fuzzy every 5-6 days
31-50g snake 7-9g regular fuzzy every 5-6 days
51-90g snake 9-12g hopper every 6-7 days
 
Old 11-15-2022, 03:01 PM   #27
hypnoctopus
Yeah that's approximately what I do. I do single pinkies once every 5 days until the snake is 15ish grams, then switch to a single peach fuzzy every 5 days until the snake is 25 grams, then a regular fuzzy once a week until 50 grams, then a hopper weekly until 100 grams, then a weanling until 170 grams, then adult mice. Once they hit 300 grams, I stretch out the feeding frequency to 10-14 days and monitor body shape.

Weighing her will help pin down a good schedule for her!
 
Old 11-15-2022, 03:37 PM   #28
Hotwater84
Awesome! Helped take my anxieties away for sure. Itís been a long time since Iíve had a snake and wanted to make sure. Appreciate your help!
 
Old 11-16-2022, 12:59 AM   #29
hypnoctopus
You're welcome! Feel free to update with a weight once you're able to get one.
 
Old 11-16-2022, 09:37 AM   #30
Hotwater84
I will, just fed her last night after messaging w breeder she hadn’t had a meal in 7 days so she was definitely ready. On Sunday before I feed her again I will get her on the scale and see where we are at.
 

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