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    I am frankly terrible at waiting two weeks to handle my new snakes. I've let her settle in for 8 days. Yesterday, my son looks at me and says: "You've never taken out the new snake." I realized he was right and immediately reached up and undid the latches on her Boaphile. I held for min. and then my kids wanted to hold her too! I love that my kids have no fear of snakes!

    Yes! These are crappy cell phone pics.

    Ethan (11) and Narcissa


    Samantha (15) and Narcissa


    Thanks for looking!


    -Sean in NoCal
    “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
    -Teddy Roosevelt.

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    Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

    Wow! You did much better than me!! I could not resist after only 2 days!!
    Yes, 2!! I know, I know!! I broke the golden rule!! What's even worse is that I held to her original feeding schedule and fed her 4 days after bringing her home! I'm a bad parent!![emoji17] but she is doing so well!!

    Thanks for sharing your pics!!

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      Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

      So nice to see the younger kids getting into reptiles that early. I have friends that are "deathly" scared of snakes.When I had my other snakes I would cover their cages with towels so my friends couldn't see them. After a while they told me I didn't need to cover them, and soon enough they were holding snakes every time they came over. Much easier to teach people when they are young.

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        Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

        You've got some great kids there! Oh, and Narcissa is nice too! I think that advice is mostly important for people ("kids of all ages") who don't understand what gentle handling is...obviously not the case here, lol!

        Confession: I don't always follow my own advice either...but it all depends on the snake & the circumstances. I follow my 'gut' when assessing a new snake's comfort level & "readiness" for the next steps. I am more
        likely to feed a snake sooner than 'conventional wisdom' dictates than I am to handle it. The most outrageous example was when I got my spotted python...I fed her a few hours after she was shipped across the state
        to me, but I did so because she was cruising for food and the reason I "rescued" (& bought!) her was that the former owner couldn't get her to eat 'live' and was going to "stick her in the freezer" out of sheer annoyance!
        All she wanted was dead prey....she ate 3 pinkies that first day (she was a yearling att) & has fed easily for me ever since. I will say though that after decades of keeping so many, I'm in a good position to rectify any-
        thing that 'backfires'...it's a whole different thing for a keeper with limited experience to take such chances, which is why I give the advice that I do. Also, I am very experienced at setting up a cage so a snake feels safe,
        and after feeding a snake like that spotted python so early, I really DO let them settle in (absolutely NO handling).

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        • #5
          Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

          Thanks for sharing! My youngest snake is named Narcissa too

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            Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

            She has a really 'sweet' personality and has always liked/tolerated well being handled. This is one of the reasons that I want to stay as a small breeder so that my babies go to their new homes and have good attitudes. I'm so glad you like her but you seriously need better pictures, those don't come close to capturing her beauty.
            http://berkeleyknebel.wix.com/mississippimorphs

            Photo credit:Eddie Ard .....Banner Credit:Big PaPa Ernest

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            • #7
              Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

              Originally posted by zamora View Post
              those don't come close to capturing her beauty.
              Nope. Maybe we'll get her outside later this week. She just ate, so no more handling for two days.


              -Sean in NoCal
              “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
              -Teddy Roosevelt.

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              • #8
                Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                I don't blame you for busting her out after eight days, especially with eager, fearless kids. That is so awesome!

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                • #9
                  Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                  Great looking snake Sean. That was a great choice!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                    Thanks for sharing. Glad your kids love snake too.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                      8 days is called "tremendous restraint!"

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                      • #12
                        Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                        That is an incredible boa, by the way.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                          Looks like the kids are digging the new girl.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Narcissa and the kids are getting to know each other!

                            Originally posted by Avalanche View Post
                            Looks like the kids are digging the new girl.
                            That they are. We need to get time to get her outside.

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                            -Sean in NoCal
                            “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
                            -Teddy Roosevelt.

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