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RE: Am I over feeding my CalKing?

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Posted by: ELZiggy at Mon May 19 20:41:09 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ELZiggy ]  
   

Your Cal King looks a lot like mine. He's a little over 3 feet and about 330g. I feed 10-15% of the snakes weight every 5-7 days. That's about 35-50g per feeding. The medium mice or rat fuzzys I use average 17g each. Thats 2-3 prey items. It sounds like a lot but I don't think it's overfeeding, especially if you occasionally vary your meal size and feeding frequency. I'm finishing off some smaller feeders and ordering some rat weanlings and small rats in a week or two. This will allow me to feed one larger prey item instead of 2-3 smaller items. Kings are big eaters and you don't want to overfeed them, or any snake for that matter, but as long as he's not getting too chunky and pooping/shedding without issues I wouldn't worry too much. Best wishes with your king.


   

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