As you might know I picked up my spotted python a week ago - so today was my first time handling him. I think it went pretty well, he went into strike pose a couple of times and struck once (but without actually biting). After a minute or two he settled, then just used my hands like a climbing frame. He also kept kinda rubbing his head against my fingers (maybe he's going into shed?). All up I probably handled him for 5 minutes. So now do I try and handle him for a few minutes most days? Except obviously for the day he feeds and the few days after that, and if he is in shed. He did reject his food on Thursday, but I'm not overly worried about that. He's been out and about more the past 2 days and seems to be comfortable in his environment.