Coastal carpet growth

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    steppo94 Not so new Member

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    Hi all,
    just wondering what i can expect from my carpets (yearlings) in terms of their growth over the years. I know that individual snakes grow differently, but was wondering if their is a general pattern they follow.
    Assuming that i feed them the right size mice/rats proportionate to their size:
    Do they just gradually keep growing at a relatively constant rate?
    Do they hit a "puberty" state and have growth spurts?
    Or do they grow long ways (primary growth) and then widen up (secondary growth)?

    Thanks, Ben
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    As a hatchy all the growth will be in length and it'll happen fast.
    As it gets bigger the growth will slow down and eventually it'll start to become a thicker snake whilst still growing in length.
     
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    ok thanks
     
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