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Discussion in 'Burmese Pythons' started by Caleb, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Caleb

    Caleb Member

    What size should a 5 year old Burmese python be. My friend has a 7 foot long and about 3 inch wide male Burmese python. To me he looks a bit on the small side. I was hoping a little more experienced keeper could help me decide if he's the right size. Any replies are greatly appreciated.
  2. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    Snakes don't really follow a growth chart like us humans/mammals do. Snakes grow from what we feed them. You could get a snake max size in 18 months if you fed it every 3 days. Or it could take years to max size if you fed it once a month. A snakes growth rate depends on what it is fed, how much it is fed and how often it's fed.

    Another factor in the size is the sex, male snakes are generally smaller :)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  3. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

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  4. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

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  5. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

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  6. Caleb

    Caleb Member

    lol go canada
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    Caleb Member

  8. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Another thing to take into consideration is the size of the feeders. I believe feeding prey that matches a growing snake's girth and doesn't leave an obvious lump will help the snake maintain girth, but not grow larger.
  9. CentriRitanni

    CentriRitanni Elite Member

    Everytime I see a snake thread I want to get another python. >.< Why is being good so hard!?

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