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RE: How often to feed overweight graybanded?

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Posted by: markg at Fri Dec 19 14:57:02 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Snakemother,
I used to breed various milks/kings. My males were often considered on the more robust side (meaning chunky) by some other experienced breeders. Males that are too fat can equate to ineffective breeders, at least that is what all the books say. However, my males always produced excellent results. I do not think a bit on the robust side is bad at all as long as the snake feels strong when held.

In my experience, as males age, they reduce their food intake to a point that seems to regulate their weight quite well. I never had one get really fat even if offered food often. They would simply refuse meals until they were hungry again, and still maintained the weight they were. Sometimes their weight would dip a bit in breeding season, only to get right back up by Summer.

I like your grayband! They are great snakes. So gentle, neat heads and eyes.


   

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