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- 11-Aug-12, 12:09 PM #1
hey all, i went to pick up my childrens python that is around 7 months old after feeding him because i feed him in a separate container and he struck at me and gave me a little nip, i pulled my hand away quickly so he didn't grab hold of me. then he striked at the container again. he has never show any signs of aggression before. i really worried that he will keep biting me! will he ?????
Just keep handling him mate his prob just grumpy unless somethink has changed eg. Temps smells so on
- 11-Aug-12, 12:17 PM #3
thanks i will just keep holding him thanks
- 11-Aug-12, 12:30 PM #4
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So some snakes will get into what they call "feeding mode" where they will lash out thinking they are still strivking at food. I have two snakes who are like that. I just get a spray bottle with some water in it and give them a quick spray on their head... It just give them a 'snap out of it' spray. This generally help with the snappyness straight after feeding.... Give this a go and see if it makes a change...
- 11-Aug-12, 02:03 PM #5
thanks !! its just weird coz he hasnt shown any signs of agressive the whole timee ive had him
I dont understand why people feed in a seperate container to the enclosure they keep the animal in. Can someone please enlighten me??
Surely having to move these animals back to their enclosure with a full belly is a recipe for disaster. Maybe because I started out with big pythons I miss the point but if anyone here has seen an animal regurgitate its food it really isn't too pleasent.
- 11-Aug-12, 02:28 PM #8
- 11-Aug-12, 02:32 PM #9
Striking after a feed, particularly when still in it's feeding tub is not aggressive behaviour. I used to tub feed thinking it would minimise the treat of coping a tag but it actually makes it worse IMO.
- 11-Aug-12, 02:33 PM #10
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You need to keep handling your CHILDRENS python but only under strict guidelines. Firstly, never handle your CHILDRENS python alone. Make sure you always have a qualified first aid officer ready who has access to a phone. If your CHILDRENS python does bite you, apply pressure to the wound and call for immediate assistance. Keep the wound elevated and above all, try to remain conscious.
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Last edited by Pythoninfinite; 11-Aug-12 at 03:26 PM. Reason: Bloody apostrophes...
- 11-Aug-12, 04:28 PM #13
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Doesn't matter whether you feed in a separate tub or or not you are still going to cop a bite if you aren't paying attention .Benjiboy your snuggle stick is going to always have days where it will have a bad hair day and want to bite you .It will settle down back to normal so don't worry .Did you wash your hands to get rid of the scent of its food before trying to handle it again .
so no where not all misguided fools like stimigex suggests
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