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RE: 1st Retic

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Posted by: tdobrov at Mon Mar 29 17:47:31 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tdobrov ]  
   

With large constrictors over feeding is common. It is hard to gauge appetite as young retics and anacondas for example, seem to want to eat all the time. This will result in illness, obesity and large size. They get big anyway so I feed moderately and balance this with lots of attention, clean cages and CLEAN WATER. I have raised several species of large constrictors (Burms, Retics, Anacondas Yellow/Greens etc) and have always had beautiful, tame and healthy animals. Their sizes are more moderate but I can maintain them and enjoy them. I feed them about once every ten to fourteen days or so, even when young. Anacondas also have slow metabolisms and do not need to eat as often, but I also do this with my retics. I also hold them often and interact with them a lot. This keeps them tame, healthy and manageable. The snakes that are "power fed" get HUGE then are dumped and let go and this has created havoc in some areas like Florida. Not good.


   

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