Snake danger to infants?

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  1. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Very Well-Known Member

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    She was only 18 months old when we brought home our BHP, then we went on to have more babies (and snakes). At no time was any infant left alone with any snakes, neither were any of our snakes left unattended or unlocked when the kids were mobile and freeranging. We would always endeavour to have the reptiles in separate rooms, secure, and would never have any out without people to watch both the snakes and the children.
    We've always allowed her to be involved with them (under controlled circumstances), and a bite or two has occurred, but as stated she is never anywhere near any of our bigger ones without at least two adults there to control both her and the reptile, so the few nips she has had have been from ants and (on one occasion) a juvie DCP she insisted on helping with. She reacts very well, and I believe this is because we have allowed her to help and we are always open with her and allow her the independance to make her own decisions, within reason. She also researches with me, and when she has any questions I don't know the answers to we look them up together. When her brothers are older, depending on their ability to take information on board and to follow instructions with handling, we'll gradually allow them to assist as well. I think it's beneficial, as snakes and beardies have unique husbandry requirements compared to cats and dogs.

    Cheeky Ratbag lol ;) Thank you - She's got the super sized version but I like to keep her at ambient temps :p
     
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    A hatchie spotted the size of a shoe lace has a hard time being a menace to a new born mouse than a new born child.
     
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    Agreed.

    I'm all for keeping any animals in a persons care clean and healthy. It is true that faeces left lying around will contaminate the substrate and multiply. However, only the already present bacteria will multiply posing potential health risks to animals and carers. If there is no Salmonella to start with....
     
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    Yeah, so dont ever take your snake to maccas and you'll be fine :lol:
     
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    My god I was such a noob haha *face palms* ... I have 2 snakes now both yearling south western carpet pythons (Morelia Spilota Imbricata) and have had my first for a year on the 12th june since a hatchie, Ive gained a lot of knowledge in this time thought id share some pics of My pythons and my kids loving them :) (pics are from oldest to newest) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    one more :) [​IMG]
     
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    she does look blue under light but but not as much as this pic portrays :)
     
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    Love the clean patterns as well as the colour even if it is from the lighting.
     
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