I got my Hoggy last Sunday at the Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale. Occasionally, when I need to adjust something in his tank, he hisses at me! What does this mean?
well he prolly havent been played with alot and hes prolly just getting relived of the stress hes been under when he was at the show put one of you tee shirts and let him get used to ur scent then try to handel him
Yeah, I thought it was a sign of being territorial. I'm giving him 3 days to settle in then I'll try to handle him. I'm just wondering, how does this T-shirt thing work? P.S. I will post pics of him ASAP (once I get our Digital Camera to work).
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Yeah, I thought it was a sign of being territorial. I'm giving him 3 days to settle in then I'll try to handle him. I'm just wondering, what's with this T-shirt thing? I will post pics of him ASAP (once I get our Digital Camera to work)
the t shirt thing is soo the snake knows your scent with out him biteing you so when you play with him he knows you allready (in a way lol )
LOL, I love the hiss. Mine is getting pretty good about being handled but still hisses and even on occasion will flatten out and rattle his tail. He is fine once you get him out, though I won't let the kids handle him yet as he is much more flighty than the balls they are used to.
Who did you end up getting your hognose from?
2.0 crazy dogs (Chow mix & Houla mix)
4.2 even crazier cats
0.1 Red-Eye tree frog
0.1 Daughter who loves this crazy house as much as I do
1.0 Boyfriend who puts up with the craziness & finally has snakes of his own!- 0.1 Dumerils & 0.1 BP