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Probably not even worth asking (but if i don't how will i learn)
i've seen vids and pics of snakes that when eating don't do the whole aggressive lunge and constricting deal, these vids have people feed off of their hands or the snake just comes over to the food and goes to swallow straight away.
is this type of behaviour a trained response or just linked to each animals personality or temperament
i only ask because skittle (my spotted) is so aggressive.
i don't dangle the food with my hands or tongs. i drop the item in the tank within view and just wiggle it a bit with some wire before he jumps at it. even when i don't wiggle it he still lunges and goes for a wrestle before eating.
there is probably nothing to do about it, it's just sometimes you see a pic or a vid and think "i wish i could do that" or "i wish mine didn't seem like such a skitz" when it's dinner time.
It's individual, i have some that go nuts and others that will gently take it from the tongues/hands etc. I've had some gentle feeders turn into crazy feeders and vis versa over time
- 23-Mar-11, 05:59 PM #3
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its just the animal i have a male and female NT woma the female will strike and constrict and male will just slowly go up and open his mouth and take the rat. even got it on video last night while feeding him lol1x Coastal Carpet - Baloo aka The Crusher | 2x NT Womas M - The Names Khan, Shere Khan - F - Keiko | 1x Albino Darwin - Eleanor |
- 23-Mar-11, 06:01 PM #4
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I think it comes down to the individual...
It is I say, really cool to have a snake that eats off your hand.
I only do it to my female coastal, she's so gentle...
even though my darwin is small, she attacks anything that moves at feeding time,
and the male coastal, well... I wouldn't take my chances... he is aggressive too, but heaps bigger.If you love life, don't waste time, as time is what life is made up of
All but one of my snakes strike and coil when they get fed, my adult coastal has only struck at her food once, and I've had her for 8 months. She gets fed every week because she needs to put on weight after her previous owner neglected her. Most times she's fed, she sniffs the rat for about 20 minutes before she goes in to eat it, and she just very gently opens her mouth and swallows the food. Sometimes after she's done she goes and wipes her mouth on her rock, even though she didn't make a mess... its funny when snakes act like princesses lolIn this day and age, why do people still believe everything they see on the TV and read in the newspaper? You can learn some very interesting things when you learn to think for yourself!
Yeh i thought that might be the case, i guess i'll keep watching everyone elses vidoes.
Thanks for the replies dudes / dudettes
On the opposite end does anyone have videos of aspidites feeding? I heard they have a mad feeding response but never seen itKnowledge - The one thing you can give away freely while still keeping for yourself
Hahaha I'll get you one of mine he is a 50/50 gentle feeder/ psychotic.
It depends on if I make his rat move or not, if it Just thrown in there he will take an age to eat it, if I give it a bit of a wiggle he smahes it, sometimes I think if it where live the impact would kill it well before he could constrict.BOW DOWN TO THE MIGHT OF MY BIG TOE.
Haha yeah that's exactly what I want to see. What is he? My Jungle is pretty violent but I'd heard they were just crazyKnowledge - The one thing you can give away freely while still keeping for yourself
Last edited by Tahlia; 24-Mar-11 at 07:33 AM.In this day and age, why do people still believe everything they see on the TV and read in the newspaper? You can learn some very interesting things when you learn to think for yourself!
I wish I could get a snake that you could hand feed! Mind you, as soon as you become complacent with it, the little bugger might just decide to take one of your fingers with that rat or mouse!
all mine go nuts as soon as i walk in the the snake room with food except for my bhp.....he is so calm at feeding time,very rarely does he launch and constrict,i still wouldnt try feed him out of my hand though
Haha yeah I don't think I could every trust them. My Jungle boy still makes me jump at how aggressively he grabs them sometimes. I think anyone who sees that would think twice about hand feeding.
Thanks for those vids Tahlia. I was expecting something more ferocious actually...Knowledge - The one thing you can give away freely while still keeping for yourself
coastal's nose, but she didn't do anything, so I left it on a rock for her. Probably won't do it again though, if she decides to bite me it wouldn't be fun... a large head and 7 feet worth of coiling biting snake... no thanksIn this day and age, why do people still believe everything they see on the TV and read in the newspaper? You can learn some very interesting things when you learn to think for yourself!
Flame has a highly aggressive feeding response.
I feed her with rubber tipped tongs and not a lot could induce me to hand feed her.
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