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    Quick Advice Please First Woma Yes/No????

    Hi Guys and Girls
    Have the opportunity to buy my first Woma tommorrow
    I own a 3yo MD which ive had for a year and a bit
    Looking at buying my first Woma tommorrow its 2yo
    Can i please have some Pros and Cons should i do it or not
    Really asking the Woma community
    Girlfriend very concerned has never touched my MD but has a nice relationship between to 2 of them between the glass and at times has been very brave at times
    1 person we no had Woma and was bitten
    Owner of current Woma whom ive dealt with with her professional collection and tanks ive bought of her before tagged as well
    MD has never bitten me, but i understand i will get my first ever tag from a snake owning this Woma, lol
    Ive read up on them and another amazing snake never knew about much of there characteristics, burrowing eats other snakes and lizards and eat vens as well.
    Im reading a lot of positives but also tags
    Ok guys should i do it or not
    Girlfriend just concerned about the bad rep she has heard of of biting and doesnt want an agrresive snake in the house
    Thoughts please

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    All snakes bite! It's what they do! Woma's are an awesome snake though.

    if your missus is worried, why dont you start of with a hatchy?
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    Highly recommend getting one, so much personality and quirky behaviours. They love their tucker and as a result if they smell food or if you handle them at the usual feeding time ie in the evening you might get tagged but as soon as they realise food isn't on offer they are puppy dogs
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    My 3 yr old plays with ours, granted its only a yearling. he has only struck once and that was through the glass when i had just moved him into his new enclosure.

    I cant say that I have hard of an "aggressive" one yet...
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    From what I have read for one to strike there would generally have to be a pretty good reason for it to do so. When I get mine I am going to try and establish some feeding guidelines i.e. out of the enclosure, consistent times etc.

    If some sort of routine can be established then it should make life somewhat easier.
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    By all accounts they are placid as, certainly my limited experience with them leads me to agree and if I had the room for one I would have one in a heart beat. Your family will fall in love with it in no time!

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    i have 3, and im never parting with any of them. they are fantastic and i wish i had realised how fantastic sooner. you do get some that are bitey but the majority if well fed are great handlers. if your willing to cop a bite get it if not get one thats known to handle well. but even then its no gaurentee
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    I have purchased a beautiful designed and looking 4x2x2 of her
    Was going up there tommorrow to get same tank but 3x2x2 for some pygmy dragons and she has another tank same as my 4x2x2 decked out beautifully to, make very nice theme tanks
    This one comes with woma 2yo will sell seperatly but only if woma sells first and they dont want the tank, i dont want to miss out on the tank very expensive to buy new and getting very good price all with b1 thermostats so it appears my 2nd snake could be a woma just my girlfriend a bit worried about them

    After reading about them and finding out there burrowers and eat snakes and lizards and also vens i thought thats one tough snake, although a little clumsy and not the best climbers can fall and hurt themselves... but so can i , also no heat sensces in there nose unlike other pythons sounds like an amazing snake
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    Take her with you, surely the seller will let you handle it and she can see for herself how gorgeous they are.

    They may tag you but they are far from aggressive as a rule and if you are worried about them thinking you are food, use a hook to get it out and then it should settle into your hand. I have read that this has worked with other nippy snakes although I'm not sure why it would be dierent in the snakes mind???
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    Yeah im having a handle of her tommorrow, my girlfriend has seen her amazing collection before when i bought the first 4x2x2 of her
    We are going up there tommorrow to buy the 3x2x2 cage and we gonna get a coupla pygmy dragons for it
    Hiring a trailor so why pay for another trailer when we are there already just all come about in my head tonight hence the whole info
    She does get it out with a stick she told us last time we were there has been a evil little snake but has now become a beautiful lady and she loves her is what she said just down siding her massive collection
    Here is the tank and her
    I got a beautiful matching cabinet on my first tank, so this will sit on top of my exsiting MD tank
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    Great looking tank. Good luck.

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    Many people use hooks to get woma out simply to differentiate feeding time from handling time for the snake this minimises the chance of any misunderstandings

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    neither of mine have ever bitten. super placid snakes.

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    womas arnt the smartest pythons out there , they have 2 modes [ mode 1 is food - mode 2 is food] mistakes do happen - resulting in bites , its just another joy of owing pythons .
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    Just buy a hook and keep the pointy end away from you when handling in the beginning. Out of all my woma adults only one has never bitten me at some stage. Weather it be from my own stupidity or be coming complacient. You can usually tell if they are going to tag you and generally it doesn't hurt. I hadn't been bitten in a long time till the other day I put my hand in one of my large females tanks to lift the paper and get her out and she launched and latched on. Being thought of as dinner is part of owning a woma. When you walk in the room and 3 of them are right up close to the glass bobbing their heads up and down and wriggling their tails it's all worth it.
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