Accidental Constriction????

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  1. LittleButterfly

    LittleButterfly Not so new Member

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    So my Stimmie just turned one yesterday, feb 2 if anyone forgot the date. I took him out and he seemed kinda finicky and just not very happy. He started wrapping around my fingers like he usually does but he started squeezing around my pinky (Ill insert pics). I got worried because I was home alone with my sister and there was no way she would help me. I ended up calling two of my friends from interstate (I recently moved) and one of them, bless her heart, asked her mum what to do. I ended up getting his lower body through the "knot" he created and he let go. I dont know if he freaked out and just started squeezing or if something else happened.

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    Well that's purple! :p
     
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    Yup, its when I really started panicking, he's quite small so he shouldn't be able to do much damage
     
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    My Diamond went through a phase when she’d constrict for no reason, almost as if she was testing her strength. Now she only squeezes when she doesn’t want to be put back in her enclosure, but nowhere near as tight or for so long. Longest was around 45 minutes :D

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    Hahaha wow that is seriously ADORABLE!
     
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    Probably just hungry and hoping it'll be able to kill and eat your hand/fingers.
     
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    He was fed two days prior
     
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    He's relatively small for his age so no doubt he'd be happy to be fed two days (or two minutes) after each feed he gets.
     
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    He doesn't normally act this way. I do agree with the size-age comment though, he is small because he had been fed pinkies for a long time by the breeder. There is a major storm happening as I type this so maybe the weather was changing
     
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    He's constricting because he's trying to kill. That's the reason pythons constrict. If he's not going all crazy and frantically trying to bite and flee etc, he's not feeling scared/threatened, he just wants to kill and eat you, because he's hungry.
     
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    Isn't that lovely
     
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    Heh heh :) Yeah, it's sort of cute :) I'd feed him more though :)
     
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    Ok
     
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    Not so cute when they get bigger, definitely feed more and probably larger.
     
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    Yeah
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    My theory is now, thinking about it, I recently moved and I had to feed him a day late due to not having a fridge and pet stores being closed. Maybe he is just still hungry from his prolonged (not really) wait
     
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    More likely the size of the rodents you are feeding him are not satisfying.
     
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    Thing is he is quite small for his age and he is on fuzzies. I think the breeder fed him pinkies for too long. I doubt he could manage much more than a fuzzy
     
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    You will be surprised, I don't feed any carpet hatchlings pinkies, they start on fuzzies and mine are big fuzzies (Quackenbush mice)
     
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    I really do want to get him on the bigger mice but I get worried and I doubt my parents would like that he needs new sizes of mice when they literally bought mice like four days ago
     
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    So feed him 2 mice at a time till they are gone and then upsize. Easy!
     
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