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I got a 5ft bredli and from what I was told after I got him, he's a biter. I'm expected to get a bite but still a bit nervous being so big and all. So my question is what gloves will lessen the bite also any tips that will help clam him?? I got told if I turn the heat light off for a bit before I handle him he will be claimer?? I do know the basic don't handle after feed and during sheddingJust here to chat, get advice and make friends
- 03-Aug-12, 10:27 PM #2
give him a little spray with a spray bottle before handling, not before feeding though.There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.
- 03-Aug-12, 10:35 PM #3
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No, mitch. That's if you want to **** him off.. -.-Nalaani the Spotted, Bax the Bredli, Amber the Port Mac, Little the Childreni, Nyx the cranky Murray Darling, Luna the Albino Darwin and Nom the Tanami Woma!
- 03-Aug-12, 11:00 PM #4
I have 1.5 meter jungle and he is nasty, like really nasty. i use hooks to get him out on the ground and once he goes on the retreat slide one hand under him and slowly lift him up.when he gets a good grip he will calm down but will strike for the face at first then he gets over it.
Do you feed out of enclosure? i have done this since i got him as to not trigger a feeding responce every time i open the door but i think alot of it is just down to personality
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- 03-Aug-12, 11:11 PM #7
ive had great sucess with this with all my greens, it trains them to know its not feed time and same with other aggresive snakes that think they may be getting a feed. Never had a snake get more aggrivated from doing this. Each to their own if it works it works and it works for me.There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.
well i dont even have to test this one , i know my coastal gets very aggro when i spray him with a spray bottle at shed time so i cant see it being much different normally
hahaha just noticed it "trains them " are you sure you dont have other accounts this is sounding familiar
Last edited by thomasssss; 03-Aug-12 at 11:16 PM.
Any gloves mate i got the same size bredli and he was a cronic bitter few months ago i found he liked windows so i would hook him out put him near the window and then pick up when he was lookin at the window and never bitten me since.. Also wash ya hands.. The cooling down works thats wat most people do when u buy snakes haha old breeders trick i think(i aint a breeder so not 100% sure) but it just makes them not so active. But i wouldnt bother with that its all just time and persistance
- 03-Aug-12, 11:20 PM #10
bredli's maybe they react differently to water? It worked for my jungles and works extremely well for my GTP's. My other snakes are to calm to even worry about. In saying all this im not claiming to be some highly experienced breeder, i have only been keeping snakes seriously for the last 7 years.
Last edited by Mitch.D; 03-Aug-12 at 11:59 PM.There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.
Cheap pair of gardening gloves from bunnings will do mate, think about it this way... fang length (f) minus glove thickness (t) = puncture depth (p) f-t=p your going to want t to be >/= f or you will still bleed
- 04-Aug-12, 01:03 AM #13
bredli) it will get use to the smell withoutt your scent or the scent of rats etc.grow a pair
- 04-Aug-12, 04:56 AM #14
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The biggest mistake made is grabbing or holding the snake
Your job is to support it
For a 5ft snake Id suggest 2 pillowcases
One on each hand/lower arm
Slide one hand under it and gently lift it out
It may strike but will only hit the cloth anyway
Support it and let it get comfortable on one hand.lower arm
If it looks like striking facewards use the other hand to guide it away gently
Softly gently are the key words
Never try to force it to do anything
Just relax and let it relax too
Every single snake we look after gets touched first time each day with its cloth
They are all so gentle we gets loads of comments about it
With rescues every snake is picked up with cloth where possible
Most never even attempt to bite
I am convinced that its the touch of hot sweaty mammal that triggers most bites
Also you will find giving your carpet a spray while in shed it will get aggro if this is not done regularly as you will properly startle him/her to cause a defence reaction.
Last edited by Greenmad; 04-Aug-12 at 07:27 AM.
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