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black milk feeding schedule


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Posted by ballyhoo1887 on April 21, 2003 at 20:52:30:

Hello all. I was wondering how often to feed adult black milks, how much, and what size. I have read from the VPI black milk care sheet that they have jaws that are "deceptively long" and are capable of stretching to engulf a medium rat, (a 6 ft + snake). Is this true? The picture of the black milk milk below is of a very muscular, healthy-looking snake. What kind of feeding regimen is it on? I've been getting mixed reviews, and I thought I'd ask from someone with a good looking snake! BTW, my buddy has a couple of frozen corn snakes that he's going to trash unless he can find someone to take them. Would it be safe to feed to my snake? I read some guy preaching about how you should feed reptiles to reptile-eating snakes. I don't necessarily agree with that, but since the snakes are frozen, plus they were captive-bred to begin with, would it be safe? Might be a nice treat considering most lampropeltis love other snakes as food. The snakes died of heat loss during a ice storm. Thanks for your help,

-Mack


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