What happens if the food is too big for a ball python? Last night I fed my python (Sly) a mouse that was just above a fuzzy... the guy at the pet shop told me that he still wasnt able to see. When Sly went after him, he wrapped himself around the mouse and stayed there for a while before slithering away and then slithering back. After he has swallowed the mouse, he "stood up" about 1/4 way through his body. This is the first time I have fed him a live mouse... I have fed him live pinkies and frozen pinkies and fuzzies. Could the mouse have been too big? What happens if the food is too big?

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What happens if the food is too big for a ball python? Last night I fed my python (Sly) a ... and frozen pinkies and fuzzies. Could the mouse have been too big? What happens if the food is too big?

If he got it down it wasn't too big.
Don't worry, snakes won't eat something too big, because if they can get it past their jaw, it's considered eaten.
You may also see a snake yawn after eating, that's their way of resetting their jaw.
Jim Smith
What happens if the food is too big for a ... too big? What happens if the food is too big?

If he got it down it wasn't too big. Don't worry, snakes won't eat something too big, because if they ... considered eaten. You may also see a snake yawn after eating, that's their way of resetting their jaw. Jim Smith

or saying i enjoyed that and now its nap time
What happens if the food is too big for a ball python? Last night I fed my

I do not understand why you think the food was to big. Because he stood up? This is natural. If the mouse was just above a fuzzy I would not think so. I disagree with Jim that snakes will not eat prey that is to big. If they cannot digest the food item they will regurgitate the item in full or in part. It is a nasty sight. I have not had it happen with my snakes I saw it happen when someone tried to feed a young adult BCC a very large rat came back out a few hours later.
Sting
I do not understand why you think the food was to big. Because he stood up? This is natural. If ... someone tried to feed a young adult BCC a very large rat came back out a few hours later. Sting

It may not of been because the item was to big but other factors such as temperature, care, etc.
Sting
I do not understand why you think the food was ... large rat came back out a few hours later. Sting

It may not of been because the item was to big but other factors such as temperature, care, etc. Sting

Its been a long time since I saw a snake eat live food... so I was just checking. Better to be safe than sorry!
Nik
This is the first time I have fed him a live mouse... I have fed him live pinkies and frozen pinkies and fuzzies.

Why are you feeding him live rodents when he's eaten frozen in the past? Frozen is better, sooner or later he's gonna get bitten if you continue to feed live prey.
Do you want me to send you a picture of the poor ball python that had to be euthanised after being mutilated by a mouse?
What happens if the food is too big for a ball python? Last night I fed my python (Sly) a ... and frozen pinkies and fuzzies. Could the mouse have been too big? What happens if the food is too big?

Vomit happens.
Snakes can eat prey as large in diameter as the snake's girth at the fattest point.
Don't feed live! Why would you, when your snake happily eats dead?

fr0glet
What happens if the food is too big for a ball python? Last night I fed my

I do not understand why you think the food was to big. Because he stood up? This is natural. If ... someone tried to feed a young adult BCC a very large rat came back out a few hours later. Sting

It's not the sight that's so nasty... it's the SMELL of regurgitated rodent that squicks me!
My rosy boa will eat prey too big for him over and over and over... and then barf it up. As long as I keep him on very small prey he digests it just fine.
fr0glet
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