How often to feed a 2 year old snake?

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camila

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How often do I feed a 2 year old Murray darling python? I’ve been feeding her every 7 days as told from the pet shop but she’s started to look chunky (like she gets those folds when her body is curved) and I don’t want her to be obese.
I’ve read that adult pythons are to be feed every 10-14 days, is my python regarded as an adult?
 

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i feed my adults when i want to, usually 2-3weeks a 200g rat, sometimes 1-2months, no real maths behind it. Do not think that you are harming your snake, they can easily go 6mths+ with no food. 99% of captive snakes are overfed really

sounds like your pet shops taking you for a ride, if they tell you to feed more often, you buy more food = they make more money

Classic pet shop tactics
 

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Oh thank you! I’ll start feeding her every 2 weeks, see how it goes! :)
 

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If you’re worried about her weight, just drop the feeds altogether for a couple months since we are going into winter in a couple days
Ok thank you! I will do that, her scales are a little separated at her thickest part so I think she definitely needs her feeds cut down.
 

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You don't need to be regular in your feeding schedule was Blazes' meaning. Feed at varying intervals, monitoring the condition of the animal. A hungry snake will move more and be healthier in the long run. Vary the size of food and the type of food if possible as well.
 

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