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Morelia Feeding Guide

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Posted by: leosantare at Sun Jun 1 12:20:38 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by leosantare ]  
   

I'm looking for a solid, healthy feeding guide for the animals in the Morelia family in reference to the animals length or weight. I believe all the animals in the Morelia family share the same body proportion in relationship to their girth and length. I realize most people base the size of the rodent off the animals girth alone. However, if the animal is over/under conditioned this wouldn't be the best way. I don't have a scale to weigh my animal or the rodents I feed her, but would consider getting one if I could base the animals weight to selecting the correct rodent size. It seems as though, on average most snakes will or should reach their full adult size at 4 years old. I have firmly decided to feed one (1) "appropriate" size rodent each feed more frequently instead of multiple rodents less frequently. When I say "appropriate" size rodent, I mean that the animal and rodent both share close to the same girth. This guide should exclude the morelia viridis since the feeding frequency is different for them. I am very surprised that this information doesn't seem to be available by now, and should be since it is most important for the animals health. Any recommendations would be appreciated. For example,

2ft Length = 1 Fuzzie Mouse @5 Days
3ft Length = 1 Hopper Mouse/Weanling Mouse @5 Days
4ft Length = 1 Adult Mouse/Rat Pup @7 Days
5ft Length = 1 Weaned Rat/Small Rat @7 Days
6ft Length = 1 Medium Rat @10 Days
7ft Length = 1 Medium/Large Rat @10 Days
8ft Length = 1 Large Rat @12 Days
9ft Length = 1 Large Rat/XL Rat/XS Rabbit @12 Days
10ft Length = 1 XL Rat/XS Rabbit @12 Days


   

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