Big Feed Pics...

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  1. BROWNS

    BROWNS Suspended Banned

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    Well 8 chit chat topics out of 12 on a reptile site isn't too bad huh :roll:

    Thought this might break some monotony.This is the biggest feed this girls had to date and i would very rarely feed such a large meal but once here and there can't hurt.I'm conditioning her ready for the coming breeding season...hope you like the pics :D


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    Tis a mighty big feed, nice python! Here is a pic of my bredli eating backwards.

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    Our Tiger snakes have a real habit of eating their food backwards.

    Browns - I used to give all my young pythons an equivalent sized feed to that on a fortnightly basis. I once gave an 8 foot carpet eight 300 gram rats in one sitting...he loved it.
     
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    What size rat is that Browns. Looks pretty %$#@%^& Big.
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    Couple more pics....not huge feeds,just the regular size i feed once a week.

    Sxe that's a big feed for any juvenile or young snake even fortnightly but they are growing.I wouldn't suggest to feed bhp's ,jungles or diamonds that much every feed due to risk of fatty liver disease but once here and there with lean rodents is fine.The first pic i posted is a fat adult rat being swallowed which i wouldn't recommend feeding regularly to any jungle frequently,especially adults!!

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    why not to adult jungles browns? they like bhp's as in they get the bad liver?
     
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    Feeding big meals frequently to adult animals could lead to FLD, but I highly doubt it would have any effect on juveniles, they just grow like weeds.

    What lineage is that Jungle from?
     
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    fld what is that can I ask??
     
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    fatty liver disease
     
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    The last jungle is a Stone animal at just over 2 years old and still improving each shed.
     
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    thats a beautiful animal u got there browns..and yeah, nice pics...thats one helluva rat!! huge feed for a jungle!!!!
     
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    Doesnt look like she'd fit into her bed that night Browns..hehe.
     
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    Thanx rockchick i think she's quite nice myself :) Yep was a huge feed for her alright and she "just"squeezes into her hide..here's a pic of a different jungle again 2 days after a good feed.This male and the one in the pic previous to this are gonna be busy boys this coming breeding season :wink:

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    nice pics there oh brown one. would like to see head shots of the jungle u just posted and his tank if possible? he looks awesome and the tank seems to be nice.
     
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    thats mad i cant wait for my snakes 2 eat something that BIG
     
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    Here you go Ricko,i usually always come through on photos when asked...he's in a 4 ft aquarium style tank atm but moving into larger cage anytime now when i start and finish my new bank of enclosures :D

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    Well those pics turned out crap...here's a pic of a hatchy blue tree snake feesting on a skink backwards,i love these guys!!! :D :D :D Not a big feed but backwards and a hatchy bts is a pretty good shot i reckon :lol:

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    In the new Reptiles Australia mag there is a little bit about fatty liver disease if anyone is interested.
     
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    I thought FLD mainly affected BHP's because their natural diet was on reptiles which are naturally low in fat. I didn't think it posed as such a threat to animals who's natural diet is small mammals.
     
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    any reptile can get it if fed too much or extremely fatty diet. I have seen it in diamonds and a bredli as well as your standard BHP.
    Even humans can get fatty livers, If you have a standard cholestrol test they can tell you how much fat you have on your liver (i know this cos I had a cholestrol test and i have high liver fat levels from eating too much animal fat :oops: )

    cheers

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