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Surprised at how fast they grow!

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Posted by: rcreek at Wed Jan 15 00:32:44 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rcreek ]  
   

Back in October I acquired a wild caught hatchling great basin gopher snake. About the same time, I also acquired a hatchling corn snake. I have kept them in the same conditions (with a divider to separate them) and on the same feeding schedule. The gopher has put on size and weight much more quickly! It is now eating small fuzzy mice, whilst the corn snake is still on pinkies. I knew snakes of the Pituophis genus grew fast and were ravenous, but the comparison to the corn snake of the same age is truly telling!

The gopher is also easier to handle and strikes at me less often than the corn, which surprises me because it is wild caught and does not come from extensive captive bred lines like the corn does.


   

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