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RE: what size prey does a yearling corn eat

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Posted by: Shiari at Mon Feb 3 08:34:44 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Shiari ]  
   

Just because you *could* breed that female at 9 months, doesn't mean you should.

Should I have popped out babies when I was 10?

As to power feeding to maximize growth, it is absolutely possible. Hatchlings fed a pinky a week grow slower than hatchlings fed a pinky every 5 days. More nutrients to work with = faster growth. But faster growth is not necessarily healthy growth.

Nature says "grow as fast as you can, breed as fast as you can, you might not live long!"

If those snake die at 5 years old, nature and genetics don't care. The females have already popped out 30 to 60 babies. She's done her work and there's new females to take her place.


   

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