I don't think you can make babies 'fat'..I think 'powerfeeding' at that age just grows them faster. But I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time. And that's also not particularly my intent as I don't intend to breed snakes, just have them as pets.
I'd like to hear how often and what size and number of pinkies people feed their two to three month babies, corn or king.

I am certainly open to advice and anxious to have it. Once a week makes them appear very hungry. Milling around their Boaphile drawers like mad!
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I don't think you can make babies 'fat'..I think 'powerfeeding' at that age just grows them faster. But I could ... anxious to have it. Once a week makes them appear very hungry. Milling around their Boaphile drawers like mad!

I've been told to feed my little boa every 5 days for the first few months and then drop it back to weekly, and less often after a year or so. He's 9 weeks old at the moment. I assume it's pretty much the same for all snakes.

HTH
Chloe

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Chloe, what size pinkies are you feeding him at what age and what size do you intend to go up to when you cut back the time interval? I don't know if boas are the 'same', but sounds reasonable to me.
Chloe, what size pinkies are you feeding him at what age and what size do you intend to go up to when you cut back the time interval? I don't know if boas are the 'same', but sounds reasonable to me.

He's on fluffs until he's 3 months old then I'll either use hopper mice or rat pups. I wasn't sure which route to go down ... rats or mice ... depending on what he'll need as an adult. I'm assuming he'll be able to cope with a medium rat at full grown. I was gonna ask for advice here Emotion: wink
Chloe

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I don't think you can make babies 'fat'..I think 'powerfeeding' at that age just grows them faster. But I could ... anxious to have it. Once a week makes them appear very hungry. Milling around their Boaphile drawers like mad!

I feed my baby corns 2 pinkies per feeding, one feeding every 7 days. Has worked fine for me. I'd feed just one, but by day 3, their stomachs have shrunk and they are ready to eat again.
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Clara, this actually sounds a whole lot smarter than what I've been doing. I wonder if mine will take two at a time in their little cups I put the f/t mice in inside their Boaphile drawers. It would be new to them; I never did it, Kathy never did it. But if it'll work for me it'll sure save some wear and tear.
I am certainly open to advice and anxious to have it. Once a week makes them appear very hungry. Milling around their Boaphile drawers like mad!

I feed Jool every three days. Is this too frequent for a corn of about 2mths old? She usually latches on immediately
I generally feed mine every three to four days also, one pinkie. Some latch on right away, some want to be fed a bit less often. But I think maybe two at a time, once a week, might be better. I know they absorb the smaller meals better re nutrients, but it does add a lot to the herp feeding schedule to do it this way.

My guess is that, providing the babysnakes will take two at a time, either method would work out just fine for the snakes.
My rtb eats a young mouse or hopper each week, the little corns a medium pinky each week. The yearlings two big pinkies or fuzzies and the adults one mouse each week.
Anna
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