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DBG 02-23-2012 03:26 AM

Feed Schedule for 1-2 yr old
Last Friday was Storm's 1st Birthday! She is now one years old,. Unfortunately I was not home to celebrate it with her. ;(

I was just wondering what is the general feed schedule for 1-2 year old red-tails? I have her switched to rats now. The last time I fed her was on Feb 11th. She is currenting deep in the blue so I did not attempt o feed her (I have been out of town). So I'm waiting for her to complete shed cycle before feeding her.

I'll measure her then but last I measured her was at 27 inches.

lovesnuffles 02-23-2012 02:06 PM

Once a week. It'll be once a week til she's like 4 years old. Then it'll go to every two weeks. Or you could just feed her the day after she poops. Either way.

WiccanWolf88 02-23-2012 11:33 PM

I feed Lucy every two weeks. She's like three feet now. I will even feed her when she's in blue; she has never given me an issue with it.

lovesnuffles 02-23-2012 11:56 PM

My snakes eat while in shed as well ... I never had an issue either

DennyS 02-24-2012 02:06 AM

I agree with snuffles...feed the day after they poop! Once they have room in there they want to hunt! (and be careful of thy hands!)

NASAAN101 02-27-2012 02:00 PM

I've Made that mistake, Pastel boy tagged me the other day, the first real bad bite from him, but it didn't bleed that bad!!!

DBG 02-27-2012 04:48 PM

She ate, Once she cleared up I fed her and she took it. However, when the eyes are completely covered, she was a bit more defensive and wanting to "see" with her flickering so I just let her be and not try handling her during that part of shed cycle.

DBG 02-27-2012 06:15 PM

So now I'm confused...

You feed weekly, you feed after they do their business, but what if they don't do business on a weekly basis? I've read it can be very individual if you follow the "feed after poop" theory (at least that's what I see it as). But *shrugs*...

lovesnuffles 02-27-2012 09:01 PM

If you feed everytime they go, then it won't be on a weekly basis. It'll vary a lot. It won't be a set schedule.

WiccanWolf88 02-28-2012 05:54 PM

When I first got Lucy, she was not pooping on a schedule AT ALL. It would be months before she pooped and I was worried I was starving her, so I slowly got her on a two week feeding schedule (give one or two days earlier or later). She has been on a relatively good pooping schedule since then. So it works for us. :)

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