how snappy are jungles?

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  1. chrisek

    chrisek Not so new Member

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    hey guys thinking of buying a jungle for there awesome colours would be my second snake are they really snappy or ...
    And do they grow quite large ?

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    chris
     
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    leighroyaus Well-Known Member

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    mine is extremely snappy
     
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    Our yearlings are very snappy!!! Awesome colours though.
     
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    i think they get pretty big
     
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    They can vary, they are usually snappy and some are fairly small 5'-6' while others get bigger 8'+
     
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    Mine are all good, I have one that is flighty, but all the res are great handlers.
     
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    ok what other highly coloured snakes are good for begginers? i had a liasis maculosis (think that right)
     
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    mine are nutcases !! :D but there only love bites specially when the hold on...there showing how much they really care :D
     
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    maccies are good. Easy to handle and dont get too big. But jungles look heaps nicer :)
     
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    Very good Aslan, thats exactly what our 2 are like. The female grabs and twists, I think she wants to be a can opener!!!!!LOL
     
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    One day I would like to get some Jungles...at the moment I can handle the idea of 'possibly' getting bitten...

    It just somes weird to KNOW you're going to get bitten ;)
     
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    i think maybe not!!!

    i like the look of stimsons they dont grow to big do they?
     
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    No, they are smallish...think they max out around the metre mark...
     
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    mine made me bleed for the first time the other day :D awww how cute... it like grabbed my wrist and hooked its little teeth in hahaha
     
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    You only live once......get one! :D
     
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    i was also looking at getting a pair of jungles, but you are starting to put me off..... lol
    I'm assuming that they get better with handling?????
     
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    They might, you will probably learn how to handle them so you rarely get bitten quicker than they calm down.
     
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    its worth it they are one of the best looking pythons (in my opinion) that i have ever seen :)
     
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    Yes I think that learning how to handle agressive snakes is an important part of jungle keeping. I have several psychopathic animals thatjust hate humans but I still rarely get bitten by them. Get to know them and the limitations of what you can do with them and you'll save on the bandaids.
     
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