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    Feeding Schedule

    Around what length should I start feeding my ball python every other week? She is a little over two feet right now. I know the weight, 1000 grams, but I don't have any equipment to weigh her.






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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    It's not the length that you go by, its the age. How old is she?
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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    She is about a year old.

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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    The way you decide is you get a rat/mouse that is the same size around as your Ball Python is at its biggest point. If after you feed it you don't see a bulge, then you need to get a bigger feeding item.
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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    I don't think the question was about how large of a prey to feed, it was more about how often to feed.
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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    At one year I cut mine back to every 10 days at 1.5 years you could go to 14. At two years till adult they get fed every 21 days. My adults are fed every 21 days with breeding females being fed every 14 during the breeding season. This works well for well snakes that put on good weight. You should keep an eye on their behavior after changing the time between feedings if the snake seems very active it's most likely hungry and isn't ready for a longer time without food. A good key to watch is if food is being refused more often (in summer) when feeding every week. Then it's a good time to move the days farther apart.
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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    Since a feeding schedule seems to go by age. What do you do if you are not sure how old they are? Is there any general way to estimate the age? I got mine from someone else and I have no idea how old he is. I know he's young but that's about it.

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    Re: Feeding Schedule

    At about a year old most ball pythons are about 30" with a weight of around 500g. At two years males will be between 80-120cm and 750g -1kg, two year females will be a bit longer and and weigh a little more than males, though they will put on good weight over the next year getting up to 1.6-2kg.

    1kg seems like a lot for only a 1 year old snake, My largest hatchling was just over 130g and she now weighs 658g at 1.5 years. Your snake is most likely older than you think. Or very well fed.
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