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    Oh, is it possible that someone probed it incorrectly in the past and broke through some flesh on the inside?

    Did both sides probe that deep?
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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    I also find the bottom of the pocket feels different between the sexes - males feel some what stretchy and bouncy while the bottom of a female is a hard stop.
    Derek

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    I learned very early on how to sex my ball pythons, but whenever I'm doing it again I watch a refresher video. This is my new refresher video Great job, this really is excellent!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Actually, after watching the absolute ease of your demonstration I'm not sure I'll need to watch again

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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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    I've never assist fed before.. but if I ever become familiar with it, I would like to make a video with a ENORMOUS WARNING lol.

    Although I don't know if youtube is the right place for something like that...Not everyone on youtube uses their best judgement.
    ~Steffe

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    thank you so much for this video! i'm new to owning ball pythons, and i've been afraid to pop or prob my BP since i got him.

    i've been super curious, cause i did get him from Petsmart, and we only sell male exotics, but there was one employee who would pop them to see and he said a few were female. this was long before i got finn, and by default i gave him a male name, but recently, i've been curious.

    i found out about probing a few weeks ago and i'm SO glad i did before i got that courage to pop him. it always looks SO painful, and i know i can mess him up something fierce if i do it wrong, so i didn't want to chance it.

    probing seems to be a lot easier, but i do wonder, while they look like it doesn't bother them, is it possible to cause harm to them with a prob? i'm just so worried i'll hurt him since i don't have anyone to show me in person. i was thinking about taking him to a reptile store to see if they could help, or just remain blissfully unaware of his gender. hahah

    but yes, this video is a lot better then most that i have seen! thanks!

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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Hi,

    Yes it is possible to hurt them if you push too hard while probing.

    Very gentle pressure is all that is needed really.


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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    Hi,

    Yes it is possible to hurt them if you push too hard while probing.

    Very gentle pressure is all that is needed really.


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    Exactly. It should barely take any pressure to slide in. If you feel any resistance, just stop the probe and count the scales.

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    Re: How to Probe your snake! Video!

    Can anyone link me to a site that sells a probing kit that ships to Canada for a decent price?

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    http://www.epicexotics.com/i
    They are great to deal with.

    Their sister company is http://www.exclusivesnakes.com/
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