I have a Banana that I picked up from a PetSupply+ around 6 weeks ago. He was super skinny and well you all have heard the horror stories about petshop ball python treatment. He is super sweet and shows no aggression at all and has never balled up.
For the first 2 weeks he wouldn’t eat. So after another week. I did a mild assist feed (just put the rat fuzzy between his lips) he took it fine. 3 days later after a poop and a shed. I noticed him very active and searching around. I picked him up and held him with no issues for about 30min and put him back in his tub. He continued searching around with what seemed to be a mission. No way he can be hungry but I tried. He grabbed it normally and gobbled it up. This has continued for the past few week. He wants to eat every 3-4 days. When I got him he was 120g and now he is 165g. Last 2 feeding I have moved him up to rat pups. He is not big enough for weaned yet.
Should I keep follow the signs he is giving or should I cut him off to every 5 days.
I’m honestly just happy he is putting on weight but he still seems skinny. All my other guys were rocks at his age and didn’t eat every week. I have a female a month younger that is 4" shorter and weighs in at 180g and she only wants to eat every 10 days.
Please note: he poops 2-3 days after each feeding. So its digesting fine, so it seems at least.
Aprox DOB: 10/2020
Current Weight: 165g
Eating: every 3-4 days Pup Rats