Make me grow faster....

ballpython2

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since T's are cold blooded if i keep the temps in the 80s- 90s all the time will that speed up growth? because it will speed up digestion, waste removal and hunger
 

Midnightrdr456

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yes, when you want to have a sling grow faster the way to do it is feed more often and keep warm. But i think the feeding is the big part
 

Alice

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well, there are drawbacks to that method: the t will grow faster - and live shorter. plus, the danger of abdomen rupture through fall or molt is higher with specimen that are fed too much.

and overfed ts kept at high temps seem to get into molting difficulties more - only my experience, but i only ever lost one spiderling (that was ill when i got it) and i keep them at room temp and feed once a week. a friend of mine loses about every fourth of his slings to molt problems. we live in the same town, only difference: he keeps them at around 28°C and feeds them every other day...
 

ErikH

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Do a search on "powerfeeding". You will find several threads on this subject.
 
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