Best time to feed

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  1. Boegey

    Boegey Not so new Member

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    Hi I have a diamond hatchling and was just wondering what time of the day is best to feed do you feed at night like 7 or preferably through the day or does it not matter at all lol thanks for any help
     
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    gravo123 Not so new Member

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    you can feed your snake anytime of day but after dark or early morning are there normal hunting times.
    I feed mine when i get home from work around 7 pm and I have no troubles with mine.
     
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    I usually feed my spotted during the evening because that's her natural hunting time.
     
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    I vary feeding times a bit, sometimes in the morning before I go to work and sometimes later in the afternoon.
     
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    I have around 90+ snakes so feeding time usually starts Saturday morning after feeding the rats and mice and continues until finished. Breeding season gives you a bit of a break as the breeders aren't feeding of course. Most of the juveniles are all feeding ok but the hatchies can be a pain in the butt at times when they want to be a bit fussy over their food. there are a lot of nervous rats and mice on feeding day.All in all most of mine will feed any time.Hope this helps.
     
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    With my adults I tend to feed of an evening after I have decided that I no longer want to handle any of them. They can take a while to come out of 'food mode' so if I have to clean an enclosure or want some handling time I get that over and done with before feeding, and usually feed before going to bed.

    Not as big an issue with my hatchies and juvies....but I still follow the same routine with them.
     
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    Yer thanks for all the replies fed him on Sunday night and he smashed it straight away it's crazy how aggressive they get around feeding time compared to normal
     
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