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 #1242745


Reptile_mann
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 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Tittle sais it all.

Jesse



04/11/07  09:47pm

 #1242970


Snakebite4
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  Message To: Reptile_mann   In reference to Message Id: 1242745


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

not very fast really depends on how much it is fed and the size of the cage



04/12/07  01:30am

 #1243004


Anaconda_seeker
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  Message To: Snakebite4   In reference to Message Id: 1242970


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

my yellow is growing really fast. he has shedded 4 times since november 06 and my green is getting off now to a good start now but only has shedded once since december 06..the snakes are about the same age..



thanks



04/12/07  03:18am

 #1243046


Denial9945
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  Message To: Snakebite4   In reference to Message Id: 1242970


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

actually snakebite the size of the cage has nothing to do with it. I do however agree they do slower than retics and burms well at least in my experience they do but mine havent always eaten IM usre if you had one that never missed a meal then they would be right up there with the tics and burms and awesome looking condas man



04/12/07  05:30am

 #1243237


Froggymadnes
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  Message To: Denial9945   In reference to Message Id: 1243046


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

he has nothing in that about cages



04/12/07  10:44am

 #1243694


Firerescue24
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  Message To: Froggymadnes   In reference to Message Id: 1243237


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Quote:

and the size of the cage



Yes he did. The cage size doesn’t matter.



04/12/07  05:23pm

 #1243844


Denial9945
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  Message To: Firerescue24   In reference to Message Id: 1243694


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

thank you firerescue



04/12/07  06:46pm

 #1244433


Snakebite4
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  Message To: Denial9945   In reference to Message Id: 1243844


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

actually if you put an anaconda in to small of a cage the anacondas growth does slow i dont mean if you put it in a big cage it will grow extremely fast i mean if you put it in too small of cage the snake will will refuse to grow by not eating and starving it self to death. And yes ive seen it happen very cruel way to keep a snake short thank god the place i work took it in. This can relate to many snakes by the way



04/13/07  02:47am

 #1244699


Mkman
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  Message To: Snakebite4   In reference to Message Id: 1244433


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Anaconda_seeker please show more pics of your green conda/condas especially feeding pics! Joecool used to show a bunch of feeding pics.



04/13/07  11:51am

 #1245197


Reptile_mann
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  Message To: Mkman   In reference to Message Id: 1244699


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Hey thanks for the info so far, how much would you think theyd grow in a year??

Jesse



04/13/07  07:26pm

 #1245424


Addicted
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  Message To: Reptile_mann   In reference to Message Id: 1245197


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

That is a myth the snake will grow just as fast no matter what size cage you keep it in.



04/13/07  10:06pm

 #1245458


Denial9945
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  Message To: Addicted   In reference to Message Id: 1245424


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

It depends on certain factors of the growth rate in a year
1. HOw much you feed it
2. what you feed it
3. if it eats every time or if it refusses food
Like I said my male is 2 and 9 feet and my female is 2 and only 4-5 feet so there is a real difference just depends on the conda itself but just remeber just like addicted said it is a myth a snake is going to grow as long as your feeding it it doesnt matter if its in a 10 gallon and five feet long if you feed it then its going to grow



04/13/07  10:28pm

 #1245506


Blue_note
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  Message To: Denial9945   In reference to Message Id: 1245458


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

I agree, it really depends on how much and how big the prey items are that you feed it. Here is one of my males, just hit 3 yrs. this year, and I’ve been holding back his feedings for the last 5 months or so for breeding.



04/13/07  11:25pm

 #1245629


Alpha J Star
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  Message To: Blue_note   In reference to Message Id: 1245506


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Blue_note, is that your Anaconda... That is a nice snake...



04/14/07  01:46am

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Blue_note
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  Message To: Alpha J Star   In reference to Message Id: 1245629


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Yep one of them... Thanks!! Wish he would pick up the breeding slack though, lol.



04/14/07  02:33am

 #1245699


Denial9945
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  Message To: Blue_note   In reference to Message Id: 1245668


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

ben as always he is gorgeous and I want him to pick up the slack to cause I want some babys lol



04/14/07  03:27am

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Alpha J Star
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  Message To: Denial9945   In reference to Message Id: 1245699


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

That is really beautiful. i Always loved the light olive cooler over the dark olive cooler. i really hope cuddles holds his light olive cooler like that.



04/18/07  07:18pm

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Alpha J Star
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  Message To: Alpha J Star   In reference to Message Id: 1251683


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

That is really beautiful. i Always loved the light olive color over the dark olive color. i really hope cuddles holds his light olive color like that



04/18/07  07:22pm

 #1252516


Gsr40
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  Message To: Alpha J Star   In reference to Message Id: 1251690


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

actually guys i have reason to belive that if the cage is bigger the snake will grow faster!

i had two baby corns and i put one in a 10 gal and 1 ina 15 gallon and fed then the same sized mouse each once a week... same heating and same decorations in the cages.. in five months the corn in the 15 gallon was 5 inches longer and the one in the 10 gallon was only 3.5 inches longer... i did switch them bothe to 20 gallons after i tested this...

i did the same thing with two king snakes and the results were close to the same... same cages sizes..


so it is possible that if the cage is larger that the snake will grow quicker..



04/19/07  04:17pm

 #1257660


Anaconda_seeker
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  Message To: Gsr40   In reference to Message Id: 1252516


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Gsr40

i had two rosy boas sharing the same cage and was almost identical when babies and one grew almost 3 inches longer than the other one in 2 years and they both where males sharing the same cage

so i dont know if your tank comparison is going to stand but who knows

thanks



04/24/07  02:53am

 #1259225


Silenceafable
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  Message To: Anaconda_seeker   In reference to Message Id: 1257660


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

I think it has already been mentioned, but aside from feeding differences, growth rates really vary from one individual snake to the next. For instance, in boas and pythons, females tend to get larger than males. Sometimes they even tend to grow faster. However, I have 2.1 ball pythons, and the female and one of the males are of approximately the same age (give or take a month). The male just weighed in at 623 grams on empty, while the female weighed in at 564 grams. Caging and feeding regimens are identical, but the male just seems to pack on weight like its his job. Feeding and genetics are usually the determining factors in how fast/large a snake will grow.



04/25/07  02:25pm

 #1279437


Ahhitsgodzera
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  Message To: Silenceafable   In reference to Message Id: 1259225


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

those cages are awesome where did you get them?



05/12/07  08:09pm

 #1281646


Contortrix
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  Message To: Ahhitsgodzera   In reference to Message Id: 1279437


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Im pretty sure those are Animal Plastics cages, if I remember right...



05/14/07  09:26pm

 #1281761


Blue_note
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  Message To: Contortrix   In reference to Message Id: 1281646


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Oh, yep, AP cages.



05/14/07  10:09pm

 #1282131


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  Message To: Blue_note   In reference to Message Id: 1281761


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Ok, let’s bring some myths down. I mean BOTH myths.
In the old days there was this idea that cage size would determine the snake size. That belief was declined in modern years. But now it has become a clichet to say "cage size has nothing to do with growth".. wich is also wrong in the general idea of it because some factors can sometimes trigger others. So, while a "cage" by itself is not a magic object that can determine growth on a living thing (lol) anything that causes stress to the animal is unhealthy and sometimes a small cage can do just that. Just like a dirty cage or a cage with no places to hide or a cage with too much light or whatever makes the animal nervous (and sometimes it depends on the animal itself, because another one can do just fine). If the animal should feel trapped in a small cage it’s quite possible that he will live a stressfull life and will not grow to it’s full potential. Stress not only reduces apetite but it’s also associated with the release of catabolic hormones (for those who don’t know, are hormones that destroy anabolic work, or cell growth).

Another myth is that many sheddings mean more growth than less sheddings. While it can be true, is not for sure. Snakes shed their skin when they go through considerable hormonal work, so growing could be an indicator but not the only one. Stress, pain, injuries, Gravid state, breeding desire...all can influence the snake and make her shed more often.

And now to answer the question: i believe anacondas grow a bit slower by nature than pythons. It’s maybe genetic, but they also seem to take more time between meals than pythons so that could explain it too.



05/15/07  10:09am

 #1282170


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  Message To: JimmyDavid   In reference to Message Id: 1282131


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

When I got my yellow anaconda Cora, she was 2’6" long and was 6 months old.




Cora is now 16 months old and is 5’2" long. In this pic, all you can see is about 1/3 of her length. What I have really noticed is how wide her girth is becoming. She is fed 1-2 jumbo rats weekly, unless she is in shed. I have her in a 4’ x 3’ tank right now, but I am having an 8’ x 4’ x 3’ melamine cage built soon.




~Kellie
Kritter Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation™



05/15/07  11:03am

 #1286354


Matt meighan
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  Message To: Addicted   In reference to Message Id: 1245424


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

how do you know for sure addicted that its a myth do u have any proof



05/18/07  10:49pm

 #1290013


Taipan Man
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  Message To: Matt meighan   In reference to Message Id: 1286354


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

You don’t really need proof. Anyone with half a Brain know that cage size does not matter.



05/22/07  09:31am

 #1293486


Alpha J Star
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  Message To: Taipan Man   In reference to Message Id: 1290013


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

It is true that the cage size does NOT effect the snakes growth. If it did, my Boa would not have out grown his 20 gallon or his 33 and so on. Tank inhibited growth is fish logic, not snake logic.



05/25/07  12:45pm

 #1300880


Conda_girl
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  Message To: Alpha J Star   In reference to Message Id: 1293486


 How Fast Do Anacondas Grow??

Hey Blue_note:P I like your snake. How long have you hade him? Can i see more pics?



05/31/07  08:57pm
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