I've had mine for about 3 years and he is a little bigger then 2 feet. remember they are small snakes as far as length but are real gurthy bodied. Excpect 3-4 years for full length and don't try to power feed it will make the snake unhealthy just like if you tryed to stuff yourself every night you would become obese and unhealthy. They are a cool snake. good luck with your new buddy!