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PostPosted: Mon 6th October 2008, 9:40 am 
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i was wondering how much should a adult corn snake weigh in grams or lbs  

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PostPosted: Mon 6th October 2008, 9:52 am 
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Gosh hun, that's like asking how long a piece of string is. As they vary in length, they vary in weight too.

If we go by breeding standards, an adult female is ready for breeding and a healthy weight and size when she reaches 3 years old, 3 foot in length and 300grams in weight. At this healthy size she can carry a clutch of eggs with less risk than smaller animals, and is classed as fully grown. A 4 year old female may be shorter, at 2 1/2 foot long, so being 300 grams would make her fairly weighty for her size. Likewise, a 5 year old female at 5 foot in length would be pretty skinny if she was just 200grams. Do you see what I mean?

A healthy snake, of any size or gender, should be loafed shaped, with no lumps or bumps anywhere (apart from when needing to pooh). The tail should taper nicely with no obvious thicker to thinner areas.

There are many charts out there, particularly for feeding that will give you a "your snake shuold be this long and this weight at this age" guide but to be honest, nature doesn't work to any guide, no matter how professional or researched it may be.


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PostPosted: Mon 6th October 2008, 10:06 am 
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hi munchkin

mmm i see what you mean i was just wondering cos mr bean is on small mice now and weighs 180grams and is 3 foot now so if he reached say 4.5 - 5ft and weighed 300-400 would that be a good weight or not .

i know the 3 rule for breeding , but just as general round about way is there a more common weight for a adult .
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Nopes, not at all  :P All you can do is feed as necessary and monitor whether you think he is becoming overweight or not. 500grams is fairly common for large adult males, but again this depends whether they are 3 foot of nearing 6 foot.


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PostPosted: Mon 6th October 2008, 10:13 am 
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thankyou so much munchkin
you advice is as allways very good hope you have a good day
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my heaviest is a  male at 750g and around 4.5'. in contrast, the lightest adult I have is a female at just over 500g, she's around 4'.

next down the line is two sub adults who will be ready for breeding next season, at 330g (ish).
again in contrast, i have 1.1 at the same age and they are only 230g (ish)

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PostPosted: Tue 7th October 2008, 12:14 pm 
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many thanks
boy thats heavy, so it give me and idea of whats to come re his growth and weight. so many thanks to you all
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eeji wrote:
my heaviest is a  male at 750g and around 4.5'. in contrast, the lightest adult I have is a female at just over 500g


*rubs hands together* Excellent (Smithers) - that means Sticky might still have a good bit of growing to do. I weighed him for the first time in ages last week and he's just over 400g.


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he nearly reached 900g after I got him feeding on rats after about 3-4 months of not eating. needless to say, he went on a diet  :D

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Well, to tell the truth, I've never weighed mine...  But Shaggy is about 5ft 6in and if Eeji has one that weighs 750gm and is smaller, then Shaggy must weigh at least that...

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eeji wrote:
he nearly reached 900g after I got him feeding on rats after about 3-4 months of not eating. needless to say, he went on a diet  :D


Have you got any pictures when he was this big? That's one huge corn!

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Lol, Nake weighs just under a kilo and is 5'9.

He's going on a diet this winter as well. lol

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sorry, ther're crappy pics I know!..............

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The thing is though, he didn't get very fat - just heavy   :-/

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