New juvenile coastal

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moses

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My female coastal died after 20 yrs a few months ago and I recently got a juvenile female coastal. She is incredibly skittish and has bitten me more in one handling than my old girl did in 20 yrs,0. I have increased the size of her feed and even after a feed she is still striking and very skittish when I go to take her out. I wait minimum 3 days after a feed. I have started to wear gloves to handle her after she bit and held on for over 5 mins. I really don't want to stress the snake but I want to make her comfortable with handling and have her realize she is not my prey. Any tips are much appreciated.
 

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I would recommend using a hook and placing her calmly onto your hand (with or without a glove) and try to get her attention directed towards something else in the room (if you have another person) and after doing this for a while she should get used to you and understand your not a threat. Hope it goes well :)
 

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I actually have been using a hook to get her out of the tank, it makes it easier but she is still ready to strike. Just being patient.
 

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stop trying to get her out to handle, Its not helping, and most likely making things worse
 

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So how long would you suggest I leave her before beginning to handle?
 

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