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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?

    once every 2-3 weeks if i have time.

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Don't BPs start to get pissy if you don't handle them enough?

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter94 View Post
    Don't BPs start to get pissy if you don't handle them enough?
    I think most bps can go without being handled at all and not miss it a bit. I don't think they get pissy but may become unacustomed to be being handled causing them to become defensive.

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by kilabyte View Post
    I think most bps can go without being handled at all and not miss it a bit. I don't think they get pissy but may become unacustomed to be being handled causing them to become defensive.
    Alright, that makes more sense. =p

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I usually handle Merlin once a day for about 15 minutes, except for shedding. I also give Merlin 48 hrs for digestion before handling again.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I handle my snake a few times a week. I wait 48 hours after he eats, I don't handle him when he's shedding, and I don't handle him the day I feed him. He gets handled about fifteen to twenty minutes when I do handle him, though.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    i handle mine 15 to 30 minutes a day except when she's being fed and shedding. i also bring her to my organization where i volunteer and let my co volunteers handle her after i brief them of how to handle her and if they will not freak out when she starts crawling otherwise, they are limited to petting her on her tail and tummy this usually last for about 30 - 45 minutes.



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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    once to twice a week.
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    our little guys gets held almost everyday, sometimes multiple times in a day for about 10-30 min periods at a time. We don't handle him at all the day of feeding and the day after feeding so, he can digest; and we handle him for short periods of time and sometimes never during the shedding process since they can be a bit stressed then. I think you can pretty much handle them as little or as frequently as desired, but a more frequently handled snake probablly equals a more relaxed snake for the handler
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Can't vote. lol. They all get picked up once a week when I take them out to clean, but they don't all get handled really during that time.
    Last edited by unspecified42; 08-23-2010 at 05:33 PM.

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