Genuinely hungry or fat guts?

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  1. scaleyMD

    scaleyMD New Member

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    Hello all

    My lovely 6month old MD seems very hungry recently which got me wondering if snakes get hungrier coming into winter?
    I was going to keep him on fuzzy rats once a week through winter, assuming he will eat but he just seems always hungry.

    What are everyone's thoughts? Does anyone up their pythons feed into winter?
     
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    Herptology Active Member

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    I give mine one big feed at mine at mid/end of May and leave them be till mid August/early September which is when they start becoming active again and ready for breeding
    But seeing as he is a youngin and not ready to breed (snakes should be kept 24/7 heat for first year or 2 of their lives) you could even try a larger feed fortnightly
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    Are u sure they are fuzzy rats and not mice?
     
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    scaleyMD New Member

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    Definitely fuzzy rats. He was on rat pinkies for a long time as I felt the jump up to fuzzy rats was huge and Fergus is petite. He's about 60 grams and 70cm long.

    I'll add that the fuzzy rats weigh about 20grams
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