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 #1400444


Mambaman
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 Big Enough?

My Male ball python is about a year and a month old. I dont know how much he weighs. He is the smaller one in the picture. Would he be big enough to breed?


http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e188/luster01/Bu003.jpg



08/12/07  05:20pm

 #1401964


Rockyhorror
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1400444


 Big Enough?

He doesnt look even close to being big enough. You HAVE to weigh them to be sure. He should weigh minimum of 700 grams. Get a digital gram scale to weigh him with.



08/13/07  06:51pm

 #1401998


Mambaman
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  Message To: Rockyhorror   In reference to Message Id: 1401964


 Big Enough?

I am going to get a digital gram scale to weigh him. But I figured I would also ask on this forum.



08/13/07  07:16pm

 #1404364


Silenceafable
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1401998


 Big Enough?

I have to agree that he looks a bit small yet, unless that is a monster female next to him. Anyway, males have been bred at as little as 450-500 grams, but it is risky as they will literally breed themselves to death if given the oppurtunity. i would say wait until the end of the year to try him with a female. that should give you time to gradually fatten him up a bit.



08/15/07  10:20am

 #1405358


Mambaman
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  Message To: Silenceafable   In reference to Message Id: 1404364


 Big Enough?

Isnt this kind of weird i weighed him today and hes only 136 Grams. He is fed regularly. Hes a year old.



08/15/07  10:12pm

 #1405370


Mambaman
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  Message To: Silenceafable   In reference to Message Id: 1404364


 Big Enough?

Isnt this kind of weird i weighed him today and hes only 136 Grams. He is fed regularly. Hes a year old.



08/15/07  10:12pm

 #1405383


Mambaman
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  Message To: Silenceafable   In reference to Message Id: 1404364


 Big Enough?

Isnt this kind of weird i weighed him today and hes only 136 Grams. He is fed regularly. Hes a year old.



08/15/07  10:12pm

 #1405696


Marg
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1400444


 Big Enough?

you have 2 snakes housed together?

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Would he be big enough to breed?

No, but he would be big enough for a snack for the other BP you have it in with!!!

Males need to be around 700/800 grams

Females need to be at Least 1500 grams (500 grams/foot)
and ideally in a third winter.



08/16/07  09:28am

 #1406673


Mambaman
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  Message To: Marg   In reference to Message Id: 1405696


 Big Enough?

They were housed together for one night. The male actually way laying one top of the big female when I took him out and put him in his new enclosure.



08/16/07  10:51pm

 #1415286


Petboy15
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1406673


 Big Enough?

How is he a year and 136 grams. What do you feed and how often???



08/22/07  09:59pm

 #1427885


Tyanna
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  Message To: Petboy15   In reference to Message Id: 1415286


 Big Enough?

I was thinking the same thing.. If he is 1 year he should be a lot larger..I have had my male for two months (hes a month and two weeks) and he weighs 108 grams.. He was 46 when I got him.. I feed him 1 large hopper (or two small fuzzies when I cant get a hopper) a week..

And if your housing those together I am suprised the small one hasnt gotten eaten yet..



09/01/07  08:05am

 #1514596


Joey bradford
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1400444


 Big Enough?

yea males can sometime breed at 8 months ,i dont know about the weight thing but i beleive those people know what there talking about. ya also my younger male is a year and three months and pritty small to , a little biger than yours but not much



11/15/07  06:43am

 #1672194


Lilnicky_074
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  Message To: Marg   In reference to Message Id: 1405696


 Big Enough?

its not really a big deal to house together i mean ive housed a burm and ball before nothin happend but that was for breeding temps i tryed but now hes with my female ball again as long as u feed them enough and have enough room it should be fine



03/23/08  03:38am

 #1677234


Caam.
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  Message To: Lilnicky_074   In reference to Message Id: 1672194


 Big Enough?

Quote:

its not really a big deal to house together i mean ive housed a burm and ball before nothin happend but that was for breeding temps i tryed but now hes with my female ball again as long as u feed them enough and have enough room it should be fine

Now I remember why I stopped coming to these forums...



Quote:

Isn?t this kind of weird i weighed him today and hes only 136 Grams. He is fed regularly. Hes a year old.


Are you kidding? I’ve seen hatchlings that weigh almost as much..



03/26/08  09:51pm

 #1677292


Alienboa
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  Message To: Caam.   In reference to Message Id: 1677234


 Big Enough?

there is no way that is 1 year old



03/26/08  10:37pm

 #1708839


Conan
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  Message To: Alienboa   In reference to Message Id: 1677292


 Big Enough?

Ive hacthed out baby at 80 grams. The male will breed when he is ready.



04/19/08  09:04am

 #1727042


BooByVu
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1405358


 Big Enough?

Really? 136 grams? maybe its 1360 grams? lol My year old female is 700+ grams....your snake makes mine feel fat lol. I still think she is a bit small for her age...Man you should try feeding him more often or bigger meals? Try a rat pup or something....



05/06/08  02:49pm

 #1817382


R1ashad
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  Message To: Marg   In reference to Message Id: 1405696


 Big Enough?

LOL



08/02/08  07:36pm

 #1817393


R1ashad
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  Message To: Mambaman   In reference to Message Id: 1400444


 Big Enough?

I’d probably take a fresh stool sample to a vet to make sure your male ball doesn’t have some type of parasite or worm that is stunting it’s grow because a year old male ball python should definitely weigh AT LEAST 500 grams if fed girth sized prey on a weekly basis.

Sorry, I was trying to be mean when I laughed earlier, but everybody else is right that your male ball would literally end up a snack if you turned your back for your female ball.



08/02/08  07:50pm

 #1850865


Boricua kid 19
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  Message To: R1ashad   In reference to Message Id: 1817393


 Big Enough?

i have a 50%het pastel male that im looking 2 breed is ur female just a normal or is she het for anything



09/03/08  09:04pm

 #1859610


Shawn78
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  Message To: Boricua kid 19   In reference to Message Id: 1850865


 Big Enough?

from the pic it looks like that male could eat a juvee rat it does look bigger then 136 grams for sure
Switching to rats would help fatten it up a bit also



09/14/08  06:07pm

 #1865282


Crisco
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  Message To: Boricua kid 19   In reference to Message Id: 1850865


 Big Enough?

Boricua kid 19, there is no such thing as a het pastel, its either pastel or it’s not. Pastel is a co-dom, when you breed a pastel to a normal you get pastels and normals, pastel x pastel will give u supers, not sure how much of what though. Sorry but all you have is a normal. Might be lighter so could be called a high gold, but thats about it.



09/21/08  07:34pm


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