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RE: How Often Mexican Black Kingsnake Shed?

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Posted by: FR at Fri Dec 12 10:13:00 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

About feeding, when snakes feed daily or almost daily, they raise their metabolism and become very active.(if they have temp choices) If they are feed less often, they lower their metabolism and become less active. This is how reptiles work in nature. And why they can compete with mammals. They can conserve energy when conditions are poor and mammals cannot. You as the keeper, you have a choice. You can keep them at the top end of their abilities, or the bottom end, or anywhere in between.
This stuff about once a week as nothing to do with the snakes. Its all and only about people. That snake of yours, if in nature, feeds as much as it can when food is available. Daily for periods of time. In nature food is not plentiful over long periods and super plentiful for shorter periods. So they take advantage of both. Feeding daily when its plentiful, less often when its not and stop feeding when food is not available(winter in most cases)pt1


   

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