Diet

Below is list a the feedings from the time I acquired Alice. She was hatched around August of 2008.

Date Meal
2009-01-15 1 sm mouse
2009-01-24 1 sm mouse
2009-02-01 1 sm mouse
2009-02-07 2 sm mice
2009-02-16 1 sm mouse
2009-02-23 1 md mouse
2009-03-02 1 md mouse
2009-03-14 1 md mouse
2009-03-23 1 md mouse
2009-03-29 1 md mouse
2009-04-06 1 md mouse
2009-04-13 1 md mouse
2009-04-20 1 md mouse
2009-04-25 1 md mouse
2009-05-12 1 md mouse
2009-05-19 1 md mouse
2009-05-26 1 lg mouse
2009-06-03 1 lg mouse
2009-06-11 2 md mice
2009-06-19 1 lg mouse
2009-06-27 1 lg mouse
2009-07-02 1 lg mouse
2009-07-09 1 lg mouse
2009-07-15 1 lg mouse
2009-07-21 1 lg mouse
2009-07-29 2 lg mice
2009-08-04 2 lg mice
2009-08-16 2 lg mice
2009-08-26 2 lg mice
2009-09-06 2 lg mice
2009-09-15 2 lg mice
2009-10-05 2 lg mice
2009-10-13 2 lg mice
2009-10-25 2 lg mice
2009-11-03 2 lg mice
2009-11-10 2 lg mice
2009-11-17 2 lg mice
2009-12-07 1 sm rat
2009-12-15 1 sm rat
2009-12-22 1 sm rat
2009-12-29 1 sm rat
2010-01-05 1 sm rat
2010-01-12 1 sm rat
2010-01-27 3 lg mice
2010-02-02 3 lg mice
2010-02-09 1 sm rat
2010-02-16 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-02-23 1 sm rat
2010-02-28 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-03-08 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-03-21 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-03-30 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-04-06 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-04-13 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-04-20 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-04-27 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-05-04 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-05-17 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-05-25 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2010-06-01 1 md rat
2010-06-08 1 md rat
2010-06-16 1 md rat
2010-06-26 1 md rat
2010-07-05 1 md rat
2010-07-12 1 md rat
2010-07-24 1 md rat
2010-08-02 1 md rat
2010-08-09 1 md rat
2010-08-16 1 md rat
2010-08-25 1 md rat
2010-09-01 2 sm rats
2010-09-07 2 sm rats
2010-09-19 2 sm rats
2010-09-27 1 md rat
2010-10-04 1 md rat
2010-10-11 1 md rat
2010-10-18 1 md rat
2010-10-25 1 md rat
2010-11-01 1 md rat
2010-11-17 1 md rat
2010-11-28 1 md rat
2010-12-04 1 md rat
2010-12-12 1 md rat
2010-12-22 1 md rat 1 lg mouse
2010-12-31 1 md rat 1 lg mouse
2011-01-09 1 md rat 1 lg mouse
2011-01-17 1 lg mouse
2011-01-19 1 md rat
2011-01-28 1 md rat
2011-02-20 1 sm rat 2 lg mice
2011-03-02 1 sm rat 2 lg mice
2011-03-11 1 sm rat 1 lg mouse
2011-03-17 1 md rat
2011-03-26 1 sm rat 3 lg mice
2011-04-16 1 sm rat
2011-04-21 5 lg mice
2011-04-27 2 wl rats 1 lg mouse
2011-05-05 1 wl rat
2011-05-09 2 wl rats 1 lg mouse
2011-05-15 3 wl rats 1 lg mouse
2011-05-23 2 wl rats 1 lg mouse
2011-05-29 1 lg mouse
2011-06-02 1 lg mouse
2011-06-08 1 lg mouse
2011-06-12 5 lg mice
2011-06-22 6 lg mice
2011-07-02 6 lg mice
2011-07-10 5 lg mice
2011-07-15 1 lg and 1 xl mouse
2011-07-24 2 lg mice
2011-07-29 7 lg mice
2011-08-15 7 lg mice
2011-08-25 7 lg mice
2011-09-05 7 lg mice
2011-09-16 7 lg mice
2011-09-25 6 lg mice
2011-10-05 4 lg mice
2011-10-23 1 wl rat 1 lg mouse
2011-11-06 1 wl rat
2011-11-11 1 wl rat 3 lg mice
2011-11-19 1 lg mouse
2011-11-25 1 wl rat
2011-12-03 1 wl rat
2011-12-09 1 sm rat
2011-12-18 2 sm rats
2012-01-01 1 sm rat
2012-01-09 1 sm rat
2012-01-15 1 wl rat 1 sm rat
2012-01-24 2 sm rats
2012-02-12 1 md rat
2012-03-02 1 md rat
2012-05-02 1 lg mouse
2012-05-08 1 lg mouse
2012-05-14 5 lg mice
2012-05-24 5 lg mice
2012-06-07 4 lg mice
2012-06-27 3 lg mice
2012-07-05 3 lg mice
2012-07-11 3 lg mice
2012-07-20 1 md rat
2012-08-02 4 lg mice
2012-08-12 5 lg mice
2012-08-22 6 lg mice
2012-08-31 6 lg mice
2012-09-09 1 lg mouse,2 sm rats
2012-09-23 1 lg mouse,1 sm rat
2012-10-02 2 sm rats
2012-10-12 1 sm rat
2012-10-21 1 sm rat
2012-10-31 1 sm rat
2012-11-09 1 sm rat
2012-11-23 1 md rat
2012-12-02 1 md rat
2012-12-12 1 md rat
2012-12-21 1 md rat
2012-12-29 1 md rat
2013-01-09 1 md rat
2013-01-21 1 md rat
2013-01-31 1 md rat
2013-03-15 1 md rat
2013-03-23 1 md rat
2013-04-17 1 md rat
2013-06-07 1 lg mouse
2013-06-11 1 md rat
2013-06-20 1 md rat
2013-06-29 1 md rat
2013-07-14 1 md rat
2013-07-24 1 md rat
2013-08-02 1 md rat
2013-08-11 1 md rat
2013-08-20 1 md rat
2013-08-30 2 md rats
2013-09-09 1 md rat
2013-09-22 2 md rats
2013-10-01 1 md rat
2013-10-11 2 md rats
2013-10-20 1 md rat
2013-10-30 2 md rats
2013-11-13 2 md rats
2013-11-27 2 md rats
2013-12-19 2 md rats
2014-01-02 1 md rat
2014-01-22 1 md rat
2014-02-03 1 md rat
2014-02-17 1 md rat
2014-02-28 1 md rat
2014-05-17 4 lg mice
2014-05-28 5 lg mice
2014-06-10 5 lg mice
2014-06-20 5 lg mice
2014-06-29 5 lg mice
2014-07-13 5 lg mice
2014-07-23 5 lg mice
2014-08-14 6 lg mice
2014-08-29 4 lg mice
2014-09-17 1 md rat
2014-10-01 1 md rat
2014-10-14 1 md rat
2014-10-29 1 md rat
2014-11-12 1 md rat
2014-11-26 1 md rat
2014-12-10 1 md rat
2014-12-28 1 md rat
2015-01-11 1 md rat
2015-01-25 1 md rat
2015-02-08 1 md rat
2015-02-22 1 md rat
2015-03-04 1 md rat
2015-03-18 1 md rat
2015-05-13 1 md rat
2015-05-26 1 md rat
2015-06-09 1 md rat
2015-06-19 1 md rat
2015-06-29 1 md rat
2015-07-16 1 md rat
2015-07-27 1 md rat
2015-08-09 1 md rat
2015-08-22 1 md rat
2015-09-03 1 md rat
2015-09-17 1 md rat
2015-09-30 1 md rat
2015-10-17 1 md rat
2015-11-03 1 md rat
2015-11-19 1 md rat
2015-12-08 1 md rat
2016-03-11 1 md rat
2016-03-24 1 md rat
2016-04-08 1 md rat
2016-04-22 1 md rat
2016-05-06 1 md rat
2016-05-15 1 md rat
2016-06-02 1 md rat
2016-06-17 1 md rat
2016-07-01 1 md rat
2016-07-22 1 md rat
2016-08-08 1 md rat
2016-08-23 1 md rat
2016-09-11 1 md rat
2016-09-28 1 md rat
2016-10-20 1 md rat
2016-11-09 1 md rat
2016-12-01 1 md rat
2016-12-19 1 md rat
2017-01-07 1 md rat
2017-02-10 1 md rat
2017-03-01 1 md rat
2017-03-19 1 md rat
2017-04-07 1 md rat
2017-04-25 1 md rat
2017-05-13 1 md rat
2017-06-04 1 md rat
2017-06-25 1 md rat
2017-07-15 1 md rat
2017-08-05 1 md rat
2017-08-19 1 md rat
2017-09-03 1 md rat
2017-09-21 1 md rat
2017-10-03 1 md rat
2017-10-23 1 md rat
2017-11-07 1 md rat
2017-11-26 1 md rat
2017-12-14 1 md rat
2018-01-01 1 md rat
2018-01-16 1 md rat
2018-01-31 1 md rat
2018-02-19 1 md rat
2018-03-05 1 md rat
2018-03-22 1 md rat
2018-04-10 1 md rat
2018-04-23 1 md rat
2018-05-05 1 md rat
2018-05-21 1 md rat
2018-06-02 1 md rat
2018-06-14 1 md rat
2018-06-27 1 md rat
2018-07-08 1 md rat
2018-07-22 1 md rat
2018-08-01 1 md rat
2018-08-14 1 md rat
2018-08-28 1 md rat
2018-09-13 1 md rat
2018-09-30 1 md rat
2018-10-16 1 md rat
2018-11-03 1 md rat
2018-11-25 1 md rat
2018-12-14 1 md rat

8 Responses to Diet

  1. john says:

    my snake turns up it nose at frozen mice , but after several trials , the thing just cant get enough frogs toads or small lizards. it’s a small snake bout 18 inches but, is growing fast due too eating two of the above twice a week . hope this helps in some small way , for folks needing alternatives . froze or live frogs are harmless ,lizards may have claws enough to cause concern

  2. admin says:

    Glad you found a prey item your snake likes. What kind is it?

    Jim

  3. Joel says:

    I have a baby just not sure what to start feeding it with…help please?

  4. admin says:

    Hi,
    If it is a baby gopher, bull or pine snake, you can use the following guidelines. Feed it appropriately sized mice or rats. The diameter of the prey item should be no larger than 1 to 1 1/2 times the diameter of its body at it widest. You should see a slight lump in the snakes body if the prey item is appropriately sized. Depending on the size of the meal you will feed the snake once or even twice a week. It is best to get the snake on frozen/prekilled rodents as soon as possible. These are even available at the pet store chains like Petsmart and Petco. It is best to start out small and work your way up on the size of the meal. If the meal is too small you can always feed them another one. If the meal is too large, the snake may regurgitate it. Also remember that Bull Snakes get large, you will want to switch the snake over to rats as soon as it is large enough. For additional information, please check out the care sheet Care Sheet

  5. John Giersdorf says:

    Mine graduated up to med. rats at the 20 month mark, he seemed to go on a growth spurt at around 18 months (I had done a small rat plus a large mouse in the interim). I noticed a lot of variation in the diet, from a large rat to 5 mice, was that just availability of food?

    Thanks!

    John G

  6. admin says:

    Hi John,
    I switched back to mice during a time that Alice was refusing rats. After a while I was able to get her back to feeding exclusively on rats.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  7. John says:

    Is there a point where you will go to large rats? The frozen ones at our local supplier don’t seem a lot bigger than the medium sized. My guy just crossed two years this month, handles medium rats just fine, but I feed him @10 days.

  8. admin says:

    Hi John,
    Alice refused to make the jump to large rats. At her age, she is hardly growing and a medium rat every couple of weeks keeps her at a healthy weight. I buy my rats from Mice Direct and the large rats average twice the size/weight of the medium rats.

    Thanks,
    Jim

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