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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Hi guys! I made a video last night (at the request of another member) on how to probe your ball python. This is just how I sex my snakes and is what I am most comfortable with. I urge you to have someone show you in person before you try it yourself.

    Make sure you turn up the quality as it is recorded in 1080p

    Snakes featured in this video: Lesser Axanthic, Queen Bee, Spider, and Pastel Butter. Enjoy!!



    I want to make more videos like this, do you guys have any requests?
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Awesome, thanks Steffe! I'll have to watch this when I get a break here at work!
    If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Sweet vid! Love how professionally spoken you are. It was super clear!

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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrl249 View Post
    Sweet vid! Love how professionally spoken you are. It was super clear!
    Haha I'm glad you think so! Before we started filming I was like....what should I say?? I just started talking and let my brain do the work. Apparently my brain did a good job

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    Love it!! Thank you so much for posting this. It's by far one of, if not the clearest video on how to probe ball pythons.

    When probing other snakes is it the same as balls? As in, the probe goes further into males, than females?
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trackstrong83 View Post
    Love it!! Thank you so much for posting this. It's by far one of, if not the clearest video on how to probe ball pythons.

    When probing other snakes is it the same as balls? As in, the probe goes further into males, than females?
    You know, I haven't probed any of my other species! I'm a little nervous to do so on my smaller GTPs and ATBs, and have absolutely no need to sex my 6' boa. I should try on my blood python though. I'm sure its the same if not very similar.
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaorte View Post
    You know, I haven't probed any of my other species! I'm a little nervous to do so on my smaller GTPs and ATBs, and have absolutely no need to sex my 6' boa. I should try on my blood python though. I'm sure its the same if not very similar.
    I have a friend who wants me to probe his baby jungle carpet so I was curious if its the same with other species. Anyone else out there know?
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    1.0 100% Pastel het clown ball python
    1.0 Enchi ball python
    1.0 Super Pastel 100% het pied (Richard)
    0.1 Butter 100% het ghost
    0.1 Pastel 100% het pied (Keira)
    0.1 Butter 50% het Ghost Ball Python (Penny)
    0.1 100% het Ghost
    0.1 Normal Ball Python (Irwin)
    0.1 Mojave Ball Python (Eve)
    0.1 Black Bee Ball Python (Charolette)
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaorte View Post
    You know, I haven't probed any of my other species! I'm a little nervous to do so on my smaller GTPs and ATBs, and have absolutely no need to sex my 6' boa. I should try on my blood python though. I'm sure its the same if not very similar.
    For the record, if we meet up at Tinley again this year, I'll let you do it on my Angolans. I'll bring the 1.1 pair. You obviously know what you're doing so I'd trust you to do it on them.

    Great video! It is very professional!

    If you are inclinded to do more, I'd love to see any DIY projects or something on how to assist-feed. Although I don't know just how good an idea that might be. Don't want flocks of inexperienced people trying to assist-feed a ball that hasn't eaten for only 3 weeks or something..... But in some ways, it might be good.

    But I'm bookmarking this vid for future reference! Thanks for doing it!
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Evenstar View Post
    For the record, if we meet up at Tinley again this year, I'll let you do it on my Angolans. I'll bring the 1.1 pair. You obviously know what you're doing so I'd trust you to do it on them.

    Great video! It is very professional!

    If you are inclinded to do more, I'd love to see any DIY projects or something on how to assist-feed. Although I don't know just how good an idea that might be. Don't want flocks of inexperienced people trying to assist-feed a ball that hasn't eaten for only 3 weeks or something..... But in some ways, it might be good.

    But I'm bookmarking this vid for future reference! Thanks for doing it!
    X2 on the hesitation of the assist feeding video. It could be a good thing to have around.... but people can be so thick headed at times... could result in a lot of traumatized snakes. Although it could also save some hatchlings as well.

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    How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Read up on probing Carpets.
    There are some warnings out there but I don't know if they hold truth.

    I don't want to spread misinformation but do some research.

    For the record, I have probed my Carpets.

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