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Posted by SPReptile on May 11, 2003 at 23:36:51:
In Reply to: Are Western Hognose slow growers? posted by JohnStyner on May 06, 2003 at 11:37:00:
There are varieties of factors. For instance: Out of 1 clutch of 2001 hognoses, The largest of ten babies measured 14'' long in 1 year. His smallest sibling also male, measured 7 '' at 1 year of age. That male will be 2 years in August and has only grown to 8.5'' to date. Hopefully he will continue to lengthen out. He has shed once a month for the last 3 months. Another instance: A female hognose of mine measured 32'' and had a clutch of 20 babies. All eggs were huge and babies measured 9''-11'' at birth. I thought nothing of keeping these giants to check thier growth rate and all babies were sold. I still have the mother which is 34'' and feeding on small rats, 1 every ten days. Hope this answers questions for you and your friend . Good luck!
:My friend purchased a cb hatchling last year and i saw it recently and was suprised how little it had grown.. he said it eats very well..