Should I stop feeding my sling?

andrew_w_hill

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I have a 1.5" L. parahybana sling. Since its last molt, it has yet to refuse a meal. It's abdomen now is quite hefty. Will it stop eating when it's full, or will it just keep going like a goldfish?
 

arachnophile223

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i would recomend feeding only once or twice a week. i'm not sure if they will stuff themselves like a goldfish but they can be 'power fed' so to speak..
 

andrew_w_hill

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i would recomend feeding only once or twice a week. i'm not sure if they will stuff themselves like a goldfish but they can be 'power fed' so to speak..
Once or twice a week, huh? Yeah... about that... um... are you sure they don't stuff themselves like goldfish? I think mine may need to go on a little diet then.
 

hardtohandle

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different strokes for different folks... some would love to feed their slings until it burst (though its impossible unless it fell from your hand), while some would conservatively follow a feeding regimen with the belief that it will somewhat make its lifespan longer. Personally, I go with the former...
 

Midknight xrs

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I have a 1.5" LP that I have had since it was 2I and i have fed it every three days until it refuses to eat. this tells me a molt is pending and as of right now, that's exactly what is happening. I should have a newly molted LP in a week.
 
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