Ball Python rodent feeding size:
how often should I feed my Ball Python?
Answer: As long as your snake
has a good visual weight, then
a once a week feeding schedule with the appropriate sized prey item should be
sufficient. People do not realize that in the wild, a Ball Python can go up to
six months between meals. Many individuals who feed their snakes more than once
per week, are generally trying to grow them as quick as possible, merely for
the sole purpose of breeding.
Question: What size Rodent should I feed
Answer: One simple rule is the prey item should not exceed
the girth of you snake, the widest point. If the prey item is too large most of
the meal goes to waste. Like humans, the snake’s body can only digest a certain
portion of the meal, the rest gets disposed via fecal matter and uarates. Remember, an obese snake does no
equate a healthy snake.
Below is a basic Ball Python prey size feeding chart. This
is just a tool to help novice keepers in choosing the appropriate size rodent
for their snake. Data provided by Justin Kobylka and chart created by slashlax99.