I was handling my Spotted today (as I do almost everyday), and I was just sitting there, watching TV, not moving. I look down, and notice that the little darling has her mouth latched on to my ring finger. I didn't want to pull out her teeth, and it didn't hurt, so I sat there until she let go. After that she seemed fine and was moving around like she always does, and then without any sort of warning, grabs hold of the skin between my thumb and index finger. (This was about 5 mnutes later). She let go, moved around again, and then a few mintues after tried to bit the top of my hand. That's when I decided to put her away (maybe I should've done that after the first time..) and come here and ask all of you.
She wasn't showing any signs of aggression at all, and has never bitten before. My hands were washed, and I was holding her for awhile before she decided to bite..And she ate two days ago. Should I be concerned about this, or just take it as an animal being unpredictable and showing me who's boss?
Sounds like some sort of feeding misque. You said you washed your hands, but had you handled any mice or mamals previous to your handling? Even after you wash your hands, that scent can linger. Or maybe your fingers just looked and moved like a pinky.
Could be a bit too much handling. Everyday handling can be too much for some snakes. Could just be that she's a snake and snake's occasionally bite for no apparent reason other than they are....snakes.
yeah no matter how tame snakes are, they will attempt to bite if they get the chance.
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My house wasn't blown away, and I didn't end up in Kansas, so I suppose all is well..lol.
Any of the suggestions could be a possibility. The weather did change drastically that day...and I do handle her a lot...and I ususally hold her in the same room that I keep her in, and she only bit when I wandered out of the room (into a room that is frequented by the dogs and cat...)...and yes, a snake is a snake, and I have seen a lot about younger spotteds being nippy...
So I guess that doesn't help to narrow it down..lol..but she hasn't nipped since...knock on wood...
Now for the challenge- All-Cleveland show coming up...I will not buy a snake..I will only buy frozen feeders...I will only buy frozen feeders...I will only buy frozen feeders...