# Avoiding FLOOD_WAITs
If you make too many requests to telegram, you might get FLOOD_WAITed for a while. To avoid these flood waits, you must calculate the flood wait rate.
Calculate it by making N of method calls until you get a FLOOD_WAIT_X
floodwaitrate = time it took you to make the method calls + X
Use sleep to execute max N calls in
floodwaitrate seconds, this way you won’t get flood waited!