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RE: What causes slow growth (pics)

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Posted by: joshhutto at Sat Apr 17 01:51:10 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joshhutto ]  
   

Well let me start by saying your snake seems to be growing great for a male. At just under 3 years old it is a tad over 10ft (assuming the person holding is around the 6ft mark) he is growing at an appropriate rate. But like others have said, heat, food, genetics all play roles in growth rates. I have several ball pythons for example that are kept at the same temp, same size cages, exact same feeding schedule and all within 2 months of age yet some are over 500-600grams heavier. Genetics can be the only reasoning behind this growth difference and retics have the exact same potential. I've seen some males that are only 6 ft at 3 yrs and somet that are 14ft. Based on the picture provided he appears to be a healthy weight and tame enough to handle so you must be doing something right so keep that up.
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