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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    yeah...it hasn't died LOL i think the bottom line is that most all that have posted on here seem to have their snakes around still if not more, and it seems the snakes are just fine...id say just know your snake...they might not have emotions, but in the animal kingdom stance and demeanor (body language) never lies!! Just know the signs of a stressed snake and a happy content snake...I really don't think you can go wrong! To him his own...whatever works for your snake! And again, just because they don't have emotional capacity, doesn't mean that their instincts can't be played on to build a trust (your not a threat) and making your snake very pleasant acting while being handled...let the snake decide! They aren't emotional, but they are individuals that's something for sure! LOL
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    I think anyone that's been confronted by a pissed off ball in shed knows that they do have emotions... LoL.




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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    oh yeah...i totally agree lol I guess i meant the ability to love or show affection...there have plenty of threads about this though LOL I agree on agitation! LOL
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by rossko85 View Post
    oh yeah...i totally agree lol I guess i meant the ability to love or show affection...there have plenty of threads about this though LOL I agree on agitation! LOL
    I dunno, man. Some of them, I'd have to agree with you. I have an Albino that always wants out of her tub to be held, though, and when I bring her out she looks me right in the face and doesn't like being held away from me... I guess we'll never know, unless a Snake Psychic comes along.




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    how often do you hold your snakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosAffect View Post
    I think anyone that's been confronted by a pissed off ball in shed knows that they do have emotions... LoL.
    My opinion: It's just instincts for them. They aren't pissed that you're bothering them in shed, they're just more defensive than normal because they're more vulnerable and are scared of you.
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    Re: how often do you hold your snakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike41793 View Post
    My opinion: It's just instincts for them. They aren't pissed that you're bothering them in shed, they're just more defensive than normal because they're more vulnerable and are scared of you.
    I agree that this is a display of instinct. I wouldn't be so pompous(not calling anyone pompous, it's just a know-it-all stance about something that cannot be known absolutely and definitively IMO) to declare flat-out they have no emotions of any level. But definitely not love or any other human-level emotion. When it comes down to it these animals are all about functionality and survival, they don't need emotion for that.

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    Well....I hold Pajamas once every couple of weeks...he's getting too big to really 'HOLD' though..so I let him roam the bedroom, stretch out, maybe soak a little, and I clean his cage. I pet him every day though, and we have a fun game when he's awake...(When I walk past his cage, he'll go up to the plastic and flick his tongue at me, so we do this for about 5 minutes...yeah. he's odd.)

    Once Tika, my Indonesian Tree Boa gets settled, I'll likely hold her quite a bit...she loves to just wrap around your wrist and sit =3

    And apparently, my new retic, Zazzles, is feisty, so I'll be holding her daily when she settles in so that she's easier to handle when older.

    (jammers and zazzles are both retics.)
    Mine's bigger.

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    Sounds like we all have content, healthy, and thriving snakes:-) just keep on doing what everyone is doing if it works! That's what I take from handlimg your little buddy!
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    None of the above...? I love my BP's, but they're shy little creatures. I hold one of two of them maybe once a week, but mainly to inspect them, and make sure they're doing alright. Everyone gets peeked at every evening/every other evening. If I'M feeling stressed, I might hold them a little more frequently, but even then, I'm more likely to go for my Cali King.
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    how often do you hold your snakes?

    I check on mine all the time but hold them not too often, my spider is evil and strikes at everything but the hand holding her an my others except my big girl just hang out if I take them out. If I wanna have a fun time I pull out my carpet and hold her
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