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  • [Handling] Last post for a while I promise

    When i go to handler her she throws her self into the S Position but when i get her out she does not seem mad or scared but cruzes around on my hand and the s goes away just is scared till i touch her?

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    Re: Last post for a while I promise

    You just got her a few days ago, right? Leave her alone...give her more hiding places & time to adjust, if you want her to thrive & feed well for you. Stress (new cage & scary new world for her!) affects the immune systems

    of snakes just as it does us...making them (and us) more likely to get sick from anything we come in contact with. Best practice: patience! Don't handle a new snake until they've fed easily for you & digested a couple times.

    Handling some snakes (especially young ones) sometimes ends up with the snake refusing food, or regurgitating after they eat...this can even lead to their death. Snakes are shy creatures...remember that as far as she knows

    (based on her instincts) you are a predator that is about to eat her.

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    • #3
      Re: Last post for a while I promise

      (Using my best Rod Sterling voice)
      Picture if you will, a cage. A cage containing you. Suddenly, a huge animal reached into the cage and picks you up. You're terrified. You've just crossed into...The Pet Snake Zone.

      Normal. Especially for the younger ones. And, if I may be a bit harsh, you need to get over the fear. Better that she tags you now than when she's 6 foot+.


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      • #4
        Re: Last post for a while I promise

        I no longer have fear of her bite but i see where your coming from will wait till after two meals

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          Re: Last post for a while I promise

          Originally posted by Pandorasdad View Post
          Normal. Especially for the younger ones. And, if I may be a bit harsh, you need to get over the fear. Better that she tags you now than when she's 6 foot+.
          Or nine feet... I think Zamora, from her recently posted thread might agree

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          • #6
            Re: Last post for a while I promise

            Originally posted by Kung Fu Joe View Post
            Or nine feet... I think Zamora, from her recently posted thread might agree
            I agree except she isn't nine feet.
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            • #7
              Re: Last post for a while I promise

              I agree, you have to get over your FEAR of getting bitten. Little ones bites do not hurt as much. When i was 18 yrs old i got bite by my 8 ft Burmese python, it was a bad time to take her out of her enclosure but i had to clean it because of the urine smell that was in there and her let me know that she didn't want to be picked up but i didn't listen and she tagged me good. She was my 1st reptile at 14 yrs old but i had to share her with my older brother which sucked by the way LOL.. I must say that big snake bites HURT. Over the years of keeping snakes, i learned the moody swings but you got to keep handling them after you get bitten and never ever put them down.
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              • #8
                Re: Last post for a while I promise

                Oh...my mistake.

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