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Feeding Size - Help Needed

Discussion in 'Snakes' started by Madds, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Madds

    Madds PetForums Newbie

    Jul 12, 2019
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    Hi there!

    Hoping someone can help! I have had a baby corn snake, Crowley, for almost two months now. He was absolutely tiny when I got him, but now measures around 30-35cm. He has a teensy head and a rather thin body. I have been feeding him one baby pinkie mouse ever since he was adopted, once a week.
    However, a few days ago, I visited my local reptile store as I needed to pick up a new batch of mice. The guy there was unable to find the baby pinkies - so he said that I should go a size up to a large pinkie mouse which seemed pretty huge in comparison to my snake. I was hesitant, especially when he kept trying to get me to buy fuzzies and shrugging at me as though I was an idiot when I argued that he was still too young to stuff down a fuzzy mouse, being so small.
    Anyway, what I waned to know is whether he should be on the larger pinkies yet, or still on the smaller ones? Crowley actually seemed a little freaked out when I gave him one of the bigger babies. He just kept striking at it and really took a long while to get it down.

    To those of you who have owned corns before, can you give me some advice, as I don't want to over/under feed him? Thank you! :)
  2. ShibaPup

    ShibaPup PetForums VIP

    Mar 22, 2017
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    Needs to leave a bump in the mid-section of his body once eaten - don't worry Snakes are very talented at getting something down which may appear too large. If it's too large to eat they'll give up and leave it :)
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