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 #2290412


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 Aggressive baby

So, last June I got a pair of unrelated hypo redtail babies. The female has been sweet from day one, even after I’ve stopped handling her for a couple months. But my male has just never relaxed. At first he was just squirmy and fast, but I figured he was just a typical hatchling snake. Then, the striking and biting started, and I’m not talking about nips. He latches onto my gloves every chance he gets. He’s over two feet now with a good-sized head, so I’m starting to get nervous, but I really wanna start working with him before he really becomes dangerous. Any tips? I don’t even try handling now, but I know that’s the only way. Should I just suck it up and start handling him? I’m just a little hesitant to pick him up, even with gloves because I’m just not sure what a hard bite will feel like. Somebody told me they were bitten by an adult and it felt like getting hit with a hammer, so yeah... not really helping much.



01/24/13  09:06pm

 #2290443


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  Message To: Sandboaking   In reference to Message Id: 2290412


 Aggressive baby

LOL i also have a very agressive motley boa baby, meaner then hell. just keep holding. BUT when you feed, feed small meals and wait a few days to hold agian. mine was so mad that I would feed him and only check on him everyday would not even open the tub up the way just to peek and he would throw up the mouse because he was trying to kill me so much. so now i feed him fuzzes. when he was eating adult hopper so he wont throw it up so fast.



01/25/13  11:22am

 #2290462


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  Message To: Chameleon_man   In reference to Message Id: 2290443


 Aggressive baby

Lol I started giving him smaller meals to slow his growth until I could tame him! 2 feet and still eating rat pinks lol



01/25/13  03:47pm

 #2290472


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  Message To: Sandboaking   In reference to Message Id: 2290462


 Aggressive baby

LOL sounds like you got it handled! good luck man. I just got mine out and he barley acted like he wanted to strike. so its working a little bit



01/25/13  05:10pm

 #2290482


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  Message To: Chameleon_man   In reference to Message Id: 2290472


 Aggressive baby

Thanks I’m gonna need it!



01/25/13  08:14pm


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