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RE: Chicks only?

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Posted by: TBrophy at Thu Jun 20 13:02:03 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by TBrophy ]  
   

My rapidly growing 2012 male just inhaled 4 adult mice. He will likely take another 4 later this week. Maybe a couple small quail and some fish also. So for mice alone, we are talking 8 X 0.60/each = $4.80/wk. Let's say 40 weeks X $4.80 = $192/yr. (Males cut back on food during late fall and winter and they do not eat in shed cycle, so I figured 40 weeks instead of 52 weeks). Sometimes I use small rats instead of mice, but cost is similar. Also, I feed the occassional road killed snake or small mamal. He is not fat in the least, but he is growing quickly. However, any way you cut it, these are expensive snakes to keep. Much more expensive than comparable sized boa or python. Probably comparable to cobras which also have fast metabolism.


   

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