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Discussion in 'Reticulated Pythons' started by Josh, Nov 17, 2008.

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  1. Josh

    Josh Elite Member

    I have a 7 month old standard retic and she is about 4.5' and is eating one rat a week. Can anyone tell me how fast or slow she should grow because I cant find anything on the web. All I need to know is the growth rate :confused:
     
  2. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    How fast or slow she will grow will be determined by the care you give her. A regular feeding schedule and she'll be a ten footer in no time. Some keepers have been known to "power" feed so they grow quicker ( I personally think that is not good for the animal) If you feed her less than the norm she will grow slower.
     
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Oh, welcome to HC !!!!!!
     
  4. Josh

    Josh Elite Member

    She was fed only one mouse pinky before I got her and she was allready to be eating small rats.
     
  5. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    If you feed her the correct size prey (up to 1 and 1/2 times the size of her fattest part) on a weekly basis, she will grow quite large and quickly. There was at 1 time a Retic named Marcy at the San Antonio Zoo that was stated to have reached 12 feet in her first year.
     
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