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carterd, you'd be surprised what the snakes put up with especially since they are so lazy and indifferent. I've had my animals sleep in their own crap even **** in their water (when I've found them in the morning to clean out cages), frankly snakes just don't care, unless you have food for them or if its mating season. I'd have to say that if they are crapping when you are taking them out and holding them, they could be objecting to you. I have a couple of my animals who did the latter because they are doing what they do in the wild, defacating on their predator so they can get away. When this happened to me, it was a particular type of perfume I was using and so stopped using it and the animals changed their habit and they are fine now. I'm not rousing on you for this, but this is something you could think about also.I'm after carpet pythons; would prefer stripes, females, pure or crosses, have 23 so far and more on their way. See WTB section for what Im after. Not a tyrekicker, I just ask many questions and Im over friendly & talkative too.
Darwin tried defecating to stop being handled for a period when he was young.
I put up with it to show it wouldnt get him 'back to the tank'. (he would calm after a short time)
-He soon stopped and was a good handler after some time.
Emotions? I reckon they do have them. But it would be hard to display any emotion when you can’t alter your face except to yawn. My fellow definitely has likes and dislikes.
I do recall a news item where black headed python was stolen and the police recovered him, the snake was definitely agitated, (by being stolen), so the coppers left the poor snake in a dark room to recover. Full marks to the police here. But I would call that snakes behavior as angry.
In my own case my young black headed python, loves to explore, the living room is all safe except for the heater, so he does have the run of it while we watch over him. One time he got interested in the heater, I made a big show, saying “NO” loudly and pulling him away. Bit of a performance from me telling him off.
The interesting thing is he has so far avoided the heater from then on, but he roams about everywhere else.
Also when he is exploring and he sees something new, he definitely stops and studies it for about 10 to 15 seconds, obviously thinking about it.
So I reckon snakes are more intelligent than just eating, sleeping and shitting machines. How intelligent? I don’t know, but I reckon you could train them somehow. I’m interested in any results you get.
- 29-Jul-12, 02:18 PM #36
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u can train monitors! =]
- 29-Jul-12, 02:55 PM #37
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all my snakes are well trained lol
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- 29-Jul-12, 07:03 PM #39
And what on earth are you on about in regards to toilet training dogs? Of course it's toilet training. It's what bitches do with their puppies from the get go; TOILET TRAINING. Yes, they hold on because they know they are not supposed to soil their living space and so they toilet where they have been taught to toilet; outside! But further to that point, why are you using dogs as an example in a discussion that relates exclusively to training reptiles? Oh my goodness, I'm too frustrated by your grammar and spelling to follow this thought process any further.
But to answer OP, no. Enough said.
Last edited by euphorion; 29-Jul-12 at 09:01 PM.Dancing alone for we move to the beat of a different drum.
Perhaps you are a new-age keeper, but can you tell me how many decades you've been keeping snakes for dude? And what background you have in reptile biology, beyond your "record keeping...?" I'm sure I can tell you quite a bit more about snakes than you can tell me...
You cant seriously think your yelling "NO" has taught your snake to not go near the heater ?? stimigex
No I don't. But it was an interesting observation. But a true one, so far. No animal would be able to understand language, but they do understand something in front of them that comes with food sometimes might be an important thing to them. Don't you think?
Snakes didn't get to be one of the most successful carnivores on this planet by being stupid.
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