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 #2297006


Richieerich0418
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 How often....

How often do u feed your red tail boa?
Tell me the size of the red tail and how big the rat is or whatever u feed it.



05/07/13  06:19pm

 #2297026


Chameleon_man
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  Message To: Richieerich0418   In reference to Message Id: 2297006


 How often....

feed babies. every 5-7
sub adult 1 a week
adult 1 time a month

it ALL depends on size of snake. Feed a little bigger then the biggest part of her body...

As adults you can feed 1 time a month a LARGE rabbit or every 2 weeks a xxxl rat.



05/08/13  12:00am

 #2297256


Cphill58
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  Message To: Chameleon_man   In reference to Message Id: 2297026


 How often....

Female purchased at 2-3 years old. 4 ft long about as thick as my wrist.

Previous owner was feeding small rats maybe every 7 days, possibly a medium. When I took over I fed a medium and they were a bit too small. So I went to large every 7-10 days. within a year she was eating XXLrg and small bunnies or even multiple pink bunnies that die during birth or a few days.

Now she is 7’ 6" and 5/6 years old and eats rabbits about 2-3 lbs. Cheyenne is a as big as my calf easily at the mid point. If my rabbits are out of season I will feed her at least 2 XXXlrg rats.

All items are frozen thawed to prevent unnecessary suffering to any animal.




She was approaching 5’ 6" as the length of a standard tub is 60"probably 1.5 years ago.

Here she is in the beginning



05/13/13  06:59pm

 #2297384


Maggie_Mae
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  Message To: Richieerich0418   In reference to Message Id: 2297006


 How often....

My boy is a little over 5’ and is a year and a half old. He eats one adult rat once a week, I’ve tried going a 2 weeks without feeding and he wouldn’t even let me clean his cage without striking because he was so hungry... so back to once a week it was.



05/15/13  11:52pm

 #2297388


Chameleon_man
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  Message To: Maggie_Mae   In reference to Message Id: 2297384


 How often....

lol maggie I had a hypo pastel like that! she knew when friday was. haha



05/16/13  12:33am

 #2297698


Motomo
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  Message To: Richieerich0418   In reference to Message Id: 2297006


 How often....

I bought a 3 week old Colombian. She is now 7 years old, 8’1" and 23 lbs. she has eaten every Sunday since I bought her. She has never refused a meal and is healthy, not fat or "powerfed". As for size, yes, it is true that a snake CAN swallow prey as large as the largest part of their body, that is not recommended. It takes a lot of effort to swallow prey that big and also takes longer, with more effort, to digest. It is a lot easier on the snake to feed it a large rat once a week than to feed it a huge rabbit once a month. Plus, you ensure a well fed, content snake, which is a lot less likely to strike from hunger. My boa is 8 inches around at her biggest. Her rats average about 7 inches long (not including tail). What I’m saying is, just because they CAN swallow it, doesn’t mean they should. Smaller, more manageable sizes are just as good. Get on a regular feeding schedule and your snake will be happy and healthy. Oh, and whenever possible, choose frozen over live. Frozen is cheaper, you can buy in bulk so you always have a supply, and it kills any parasites/mites that could transfer to the snake. It also prevents possible injury to the snake from a struggle with live. And it’s more humane to the rodent. Good luck!



05/25/13  12:49pm

 #2311395


Dustincarpenter2482
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  Message To: Motomo   In reference to Message Id: 2297698


 How often....

I will take the boa if you can bring to me ok and you and call me at 585-307-4523



12/18/14  12:31pm

 #2311402


Dustincarpenter2482
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  Message To: Dustincarpenter2482   In reference to Message Id: 2311395


 How often....

I wouldlike a red tail boa please get a hold of me ASAP if you will bring it to me I will take itmy number is 585-307-4523



12/18/14  01:46pm

 #2311410


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Richieerich0418   In reference to Message Id: 2297006


 How often....

my redtail is 8 1/2 almost 9 feet and he eats large rabbits or little birds because he refused rodents. he eats every 10 days....im not sure if the person i got him from crossbred to get him.



12/18/14  03:41pm

 #2311411


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Richieerich0418   In reference to Message Id: 2297006


 How often....

sorry i put he shes a girl...just found out from the vet lol.



12/18/14  03:45pm

 #2311449


Cphill58
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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2311411


 How often....

This discussion started in 2013 ...

No one said anything about giving a snake away ???

It’s like bringing the dead back to life ....lol



12/19/14  08:04pm

 #2311455


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2311449


 How often....

Oh wow lol I didn’t know it was in 2013 hahhahahhaha



12/19/14  09:37pm


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