Why are some Python's Cage Defensive

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  1. Rob Colbert

    Rob Colbert Not so new Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a 5 year old female Carpet Python.

    I have only had her for about 4 months.

    In the cage she wants to tear me apart, but once I get her outside she is fine.

    Inside the house if I try and handle her she will try and tag me.

    Could I please ask why are they like this and what can I do to train her

    Regards Rob Colbert
     
  2. LittleButterfly

    LittleButterfly Not so new Member

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    Do you feed her inside her cage? It could be a feeding response or she is just territorial and defensive
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    It could just be a behaviour she picked up from somewhere else
     
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    Ricko Very Well-Known Member

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    Some snakes until they know they are not getting food are very food conscious until out of that mind frame.
     
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    If you lived in a cage and the only interaction you get from the outside world was first and foremost to be fed, you'd be excitedly aggressive too!
     
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    Hey SKYWLKR.

    Who knows we all could be locked in a cage waiting for interaction from the outside world from some kind of highly intelligent beings.
     

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