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View Poll Results: how ofter do you hold your snake

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I'm a single guy...so I'de say at least once a day... ohhhhh you mean my ball python??? Just playing. I hold him as much as he wants to be held judging by body language. A lot of times, he just wants to come out and stretch his legs so to speak. I pretty much do as he asks

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    Not unless required for a "fouled" tub cleaning. I try to spot clean, but sometimes it is just too dirty and a full cleaning is required.

    I admire them when I handle them, but do not handle them to admire them.

    I like them frisky... they eat better and breed better for me when left alone.

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Once or twice a week, now if the question was asked how often I look at them,that's a wholenew can of worms

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    Once or twice a week is about all or even less. Handled quite a bit more as more as a baby and he's really docile (not sure if that is a result of handling or not.) He's seems totally content to chill out with me for whatever amount of time I choose but, the way I see it, as much as I would like to think he "enjoys" quality time, I know he'd obviously rather be securely tucked into his hide if given the option.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I don't think it's mandatory to hold your snakes daily, or even every few days. Sometimes we forget, but it's very very easy to stress out ball pythons and other snakes. I think it depends on the snake. If you go to pick up a snake and its immediate reaction is to hide and hiss, it probably needs to be handled more often. I find that the usual daily interaction such as cleaning and watering, a long with the occasional handling of my snakes works just fine. If i had to average it out i would say i hold my snakes twice a week.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I agree with everyone who has said that it depends on the snake. I've had some snakes that would prefer to do anything in the world but be held. I've also had some that I would hold daily, some that I would take out once or twice a week, etc.

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I rotate through holding them. So once every 20 - 30 days for each snake

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    I rarely ever hold my BPs. They get touched a lot when I'm cleaning, but I don't just hold them for fun. I'd rather leave them be. I hold my boa a lot more though. I'd say I end up replacing the paper towels in each snake's tub about every 2-3 days.
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    Between my husband and I, we hold everyone at least once a day if not more. Some of our females that are gravid obviously get skipped this time of the year. But we also have a smaller collection so it is easier for us to hold everyone daily.
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