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What size tank will an adult, full grown San Pedro Mountain Kingsnake need. And what size will they reach....maximum? Also what size prey item is the largest I could offer as an adult. Thanx in advancde.

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04/19/06  03:44pm

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San Pedros are pretty small, they rarely grow over 3 feet. I keep my adults in a 20 gallon vivarium and I feed them rat pinkies or mouse fuzzies. I have noticed that they do not cope well with large food items and not with many food items at the time. I feed them max 2 mouse fuzzies/rat pinkies each per week. Also I have noticed that they tend to do better on newly killed prey instead of f/t. Sometimes they regurgitate f/t prey items.

Sorry I havenít answered your message Q yet, I simply have not had the time, itís much to write if you want it to be thorough. Iíll write something for you soon.


Adult male san Pedro Mtn king



04/19/06  05:58pm

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  Message To: Peter54   In reference to Message Id: 748387


 To Peter

Yeah, thanx. Would they be happier if they were in a 40? Beacuse I was thinking about moving her, I assume sheíll like the extra space. I have an extra 40 so thats why I ask. But thanx for all your help.

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04/19/06  11:36pm

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  Message To: Me-Me   In reference to Message Id: 749003


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Oh yeah. One more question. Can i feed live since itís only mouse fuzzies or rat pinkies? Theyíre defenseless so I donít see how any harm can be done. But whats your oppinion? Thanx in advance.

Me-Me



04/19/06  11:46pm

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  Message To: Me-Me   In reference to Message Id: 749023


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i donít see why you canít. My neightbor feeds his king live adult mice. Feeding live is okay as long as you keep any eye on them. For the most part they are pretty dumb, but every now and then they can bite. But I still strongly suggest f/t because there are parasite free and safe, but if you want to i say go for it. Good luck!



04/20/06  12:57am

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  Message To: SuperSaiyanSmits   In reference to Message Id: 749122


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Thanx Super.

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04/20/06  10:33pm

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O he is soo pretty i want him badd!!!!!!!!!



04/27/06  08:29pm

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  Message To: Me-Me   In reference to Message Id: 749023


 To Peter

I feed my San Pedros live if I have got any. Live food seems better for these snakes. I have had some problems with my adult couple when they eat f/t, some times they regurgitate after a couple of days. All my other snakes eat the same food without problems.

Also, there is absolotely no guarantee that f/t food is free from parasites and safer.


Two-year-old female San Pedro Mtn king



04/28/06  04:30am


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