trust me to get the snappy one

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  1. Fiona74

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    I have a female Bredli also born in January (I've had her since late Feb) and she is the most gorgeous, placid snake I have ever seen. The only time she ever strikes is more as a warning than intention to bite me, she will just swing her head around with mouth open but not actually make contact. And she has only ever done this a few times anyway, it just makes her cuter! I only handle her a few times a week if that. So every snake is different, and I don't think it has anything to do with the sex. I reckon I'm just lucky.
     
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    lol my apologies,, i was reading colts post about his jungle not kazzies hahaha apologies
     
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    :) Not always the case. My first snake a spotted handled beautifully on purchase and then later that night just went all serial killer. It's weird I guess. My bredli hatchy just got fiesty out of no where and it had always handled great. I left it a few days thinking he was up for a shed, and what do ya know he shed and now he's back to his good little self

    In terms of hatchys i've found that tank size may help in settling. Like the spotted I mentioned earlier went from a click- clack to a 2ft enclosure. Maybe that could be a reason?
     
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    i cant get photo but it looks l;ike all wrinkyl and slightly saggy
     
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    what part of aus are you
     
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    pm sent
     
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    here some pics is the enclosure to big may cause him stress due to not eathingh
     

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    retry getting enclosure pic the enclosure photo is side on so yer have to turn ur head lol my jungles just under 2ft and i relli whant him start eating tryid rat pinkys mice pnkys fuzzy mice
    alive pinkys and rubbed chicken on pinkys nothing fases him he just does an aggro btie i leave him to eat sometimes with(dead food ofcourse nope) plz help
     

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    not the best photo dude but yeah cant help much, does look a little skinny though when did he last eat and how old and long is it.
     
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    its about 55cm 6months old hasnt eaten since got him ive tried and tried and wasted lost off food but doesnt matter as long as he starts eating ill be happy
     
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    oh yer i have had him for about 1 sec
     
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    4 weeks
     
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    bout 4 or 5
     
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    well honestly if it were my snake, i would get it into a smaller tank, just so i could control the temp accurately, i'd get the temp up at 32 or so to increase metabolism. give him a good secure hide and a water bowl, id use a heat lamp over a mat to get ambient temp up. give him a branch or something, and then i would place him in a very quite place. and leave him alone for the week. and then start to offer food again. possibly a fresh killed may be best.
     
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    yer i tried last week he only seemed to get worse when i checked i left him in smaller enclosure for a while few days didnt work
     
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    and if all that didnt work, the next step would be getting him a check up , if everything is fine, then it is just persistence
     
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    just seemed to be relli ticked of and just attack bit the pinky
     
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    If it has got saggy skin it possibly needs to shed so get a container and 3/4 fill it with 30c water and put the little guy in there for 15 mins and then put him back in the smaller tub with a rock or something he can rub against to get his skin off and once shed then leave him a couple of days and try feeding again.What did the breeder say that he was feeding on ??

    Congo
     
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    nice looking snake there!

    who bred her?
     
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