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Beowulf1976
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Posted - 24/01/2014 :  14:28:35  Show Profile  Click to see Beowulf1976's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I've been reading up on snake weight and I think that Teyha may be a little on the fat side? She is round rather than toned looking.

Does anyone know the healthy weight range for a sonoran?

I can measure how long she is and what her actual weight is, but I thought I would find out if this species should have a prominent spine, or whatever it's called, or notů or whether being perfectly round in girth is ok?

I will get on with measuring and weighing her.

Best wishes


Beo

1.0.0 Turkish Van - Oscar, 0.1.0 Avicularia Metallica - Penelope, 0.1.0 Arizona Mountain King - Tehya.
1.0.0 Black Labrador - Sam

deadmansfinger
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Posted - 24/01/2014 :  17:16:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Varies snake to snake. A picture would tell us for sure.

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Beowulf1976
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Posted - 24/01/2014 :  17:55:20  Show Profile  Click to see Beowulf1976's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote


Edit: saying that, I have just seen her climbing and when she uses her muscles she does look toned again, not rotund like she does when relaxed, I take it she would be rotund even when using muscles if she was overweight?

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Edited by - Beowulf1976 on 25/01/2014 09:37:07
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Beowulf1976
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Posted - 25/01/2014 :  09:38:19  Show Profile  Click to see Beowulf1976's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
PS. I know she needed new water, she got new water when she moved :-P

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deadmansfinger
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Posted - 25/01/2014 :  23:29:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From that picture I think she looks ok but you don't want her getting any bigger. A close up picture of her scales can show accurately if she's really overweight but I don't think she is. What's her weight and feeding regime?

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Edited by - deadmansfinger on 25/01/2014 23:33:07
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Beowulf1976
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Posted - 26/01/2014 :  00:38:42  Show Profile  Click to see Beowulf1976's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
She is on 1 x rat fluff (next size up from rat pup) every week, but she's had a couple of weeks without as I'm struggling to get them as everywhere else, what they class as rat fluffs are way too big, and where I normally source from didn't have any in.

I will find out her length and weight for you tomorrow.

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