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View Poll Results: how ofter do you hold your snake

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    Depends, usually once or twice a week at least. Sometime I handle them more then that though. Sometimes when I'm changing their water, usually every or every other day, I'll pick them up and admire their colors lol.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I try to hold my snakes as much as possible. I just got two new ones so i'm really trying to get to know their personality!

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    Everytime the kids come home from school, we always do this exercise:

    Kid: "Mom, can we take the snakes out?"

    Me: "Is it feeding day?"

    Kid: "No."

    Me: "Did they eat yesterday?"

    Kid: "No."

    Me: "Are their eyes blue?"

    Kid: "No."

    Me: "Okay, go ahead.... NOT THE BABIES!!!"

    Kid: "Yeay!"
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    I handle mine every other day, some times a little less than that. The exception is my CalKing...since he is new, I'm trying to hold him for at least 10-15 mins a day (except after feeding) to get him use to me and being handled. He does alright after a minute or two but he's still musking me almost every time. lol
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxxLIGERxxx View Post
    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.
    apparently, im holding sasha right now! LOL missed holding her since she just finish shedding a couple days ago.



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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    i have three ball pythons, ranging from my largest 3ft, boomba(named by my 5yr son), 2.5ft one, still need to name and 2 ft one that i need to name as well, i handle them every day, my husband once a week and my son once a week.

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Where is the option for 'once every week or so when I'm cleaning the cage'?

    There are some I handle much more often then that, but most seem to prefer being left alone. Snake handling is more for me then it is for them.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Every 2-3 days most of the time, but never the day before she eats or the day after. We also don't hold her a lot when she's shedding.

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    I'm ashamed to admit it, but not often enough...

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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    I hold mine once a week, if that. Between a 50 hour work week and a 15 month old I barely squeez in 10 minutes a snake. And quarantine snakes only get held when they are being moved for cleaning. They are also the last snakes I mess with. Wish I had more time to hold them but it's probably in the best interest of my snakes anyways

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