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    How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    Hey. I just got my very first ball python (very first snake as well) and was wondering how often should I handle her/him?

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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    at least 3 times a day for 15 minutes........at least
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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    There is no minimum requirement. I don't handle mine very often (I have a lot of them though) and they are all docile, even with minimal handling.

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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    I get mine out for 15 minutes daily and just let him hang out. Handle whenever you feel like it. lol



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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    If you just got your bp, I reccomend you let it settle in for atleast a week without handling. After that 15mins a day is just fine give or take, handling isnt a requirement. Hope this helps.

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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    The problem is I have already handled her everyday since I got her Saturday evening. She seems to be doing great. I normally handle her at night when she wakes up. Should I start not handling her for the next week? Or should I continue handling her since I have been? It's just that I'm new to all of this!!! I appreciate everybody's advice and for helping me out.

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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    I would still give her time to settle in. Get at least one meal in her before you start handling her regularly. Make sure you wait 48 hours after feeding before handling your new snake. :3
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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    Quote Originally Posted by stargazed85 View Post
    The problem is I have already handled her everyday since I got her Saturday evening. She seems to be doing great. I normally handle her at night when she wakes up. Should I start not handling her for the next week? Or should I continue handling her since I have been? It's just that I'm new to all of this!!! I appreciate everybody's advice and for helping me out.
    i would just let her chill for a week just to get settled down more. they have a hard time tellin us just how stressed they really are and you dont want her to start showin you by not eating

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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    Yea like the others have stated, there is no handling requirement. I have 2 snakes, and I handle them everyday, except after being fed for about 2 days, and when they're in the shedding stage. I don't handle my python as much as my Anaconda for the simple fact that my Annie was my first snake and she'll always be the most important girl in my life. Then next, my python is still a little flighty at times, if she gets spooked.

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    Re: How often should I handle my juvenile ball python?

    Sounds like these other guys answered your questions, and Welcome to the forum! (forgot )

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