Concern about new snake

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  1. What Is That I Smell

    What Is That I Smell Suspended Banned

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    Recently got a Darwin carpet python who is a yearling. When I bought him from the shop, the animal carer said he was given a minimal diet and was fed every fortnight. I had just fed him today and he ate it fine, but now he is in a constant striking position, always looking at me. Is this a concern to be taking seriously or is it something they do??
     
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    How long ago did u get him? And when did you feed him? (How many days in between) let him settle in for a week before going near him, give him plenty of hides. Sounds like he’s been given a meal but nowhere to hide so he’s very defensive
     
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    I've had him for 5 days. I figured 5 - 7 would be enough for him to settle. He was due to a meal yesterday which I gave. Feed him once a week (Was told from the carer). Hides are no problem, the snake has plenty.
     
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    Just wants to be left alone. They feel vulnerable when they have fed as they are unable to move as quickly/defend themselves from predators.
    Just leave it be for a few days.

    Feeding every 2 weeks isn't a problem.
     
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    its hungry. keep feeding it until it turns its nose up at food.
     
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    I’ve found animals bought from pet stores are very small for there size and can become pretty aggressive when food has been on offer I would up the prey size and possibly go to weekly feeds for a bit and see if that makes a difference


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