Feeding size for Stimson's Python

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Colin41

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I have put a request for information about the size mice to feed my Stimsons before and people were kind enough to reply. I realise that I am probably over worrying about feeding, BUT.
My Stimsons is 8 months old, it's body is about 15mm in diameter at the largest spot, and is 49cms long.
I was advised to go for a hopper or weaner....another BUT. It looks as if would be far too large for my python. I don't want to feed it something that is too large and either it cannot take it, or it gets stuck in her mouth.
I feed her every Wednesday, and am feeding her about 3 day old pinkies, which she has no trouble eating. Considering the pinkies I feed are about 4.5cms long and 15cms across the head and body at the widest points.
Once again....What do you suggest?
 

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Yes you are over worring

weaner or hopper mice... as suggested before lol can guarantee its not "far too large" 3 day old pinkies are quite literally useless for growth past the first feeds which are used to get the snake to start eating
4.5cm long pinkies? are u feeding pinkie rats or mice šŸ˜† i think thats where the confusion is coming from

we suggest weaner/hopper mice, but you are feeding pinkie RATS, so probably thought we meant weaner/hopper rats (which would be too big)
 
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Hey @Colin41 Smaug is about 3cm longer than your snake but about the same diameter, and similar age. Iā€™ve just upgraded from hoppers to weaners and he takes them fine. They can stretch much more than you think ;)
 

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Thanks again guys you were both absolutely right. I went out and bought some weaners today and fed Harmione with one and she woofed it down with no trouble at all. It just took some confidence.
 

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Thanks again guys you were both absolutely right. I went out and bought some weaners today and fed Harmione with one and she woofed it down with no trouble at all. It just took some confidence.
thats awesome! goodjob
 

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