Q: What size mouse should I feed my ball python?
I think my ball python is getting big enough to eat baby rats. What is a good way to tell?
Nov 07, 2008
Well actually they are correct, somewhat. A full grown adult ball python can and will eat a Large Rat! It also depends on how often you are going to feed the snake. If you got an adult python eating large rats, you probably should feed every 2 weeks. Smaller meals in larger quantities (example instead of a large rat 2 med rats)also wok. Baby pythons can start on rats or mice. Rat pups or subadult mice. If you are feeding smaller sized meals, to switch to the larger size, you need to increase the number by 1. If the snake handles (eats it) then move on. So really the facters here are 1)how big is the snake 2)what feeding schedule do you want 3)live or frozen? sometimes that makes a difference too. I wouldn't feed my snakes a live Large rat (thats just me). I have worked with professional herpetologists and had worked with & rasied & rescued several species of snakes (including the green anaconda) so feel free to ask me anything you would like to know. Hope I have been of use.
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