Regulating the food intake of your animals is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of successfully maintaining Basins in captivity. Records must be maintained on each animal to avoid overfeeding and potential regurgitation. In general we use the following guidelines:
  1. Always feed at night.
  2. Feed frozen/thawed mice or rats from a reliable source. Never feed live animals. Never re-freeze a thawed animal.
  3. Never feed more than one food item to a Basin during a feeding.
  4. Feed neonates every 7 to 10 days, juveniles every 10 to 14 days and adults every 14 to 20 days.
  5. Do not feed a Basin more than 3 meals between bowel movements.

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Betty, adult female Black Amazon Basin
Betty, adult female Black Amazon Basin