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    Snake tricks

    Recently, I've been working with my two boys on polishing natural wrapping behaviors. Harvey (a little over 1 year old) will wrap my neck right away, and Mikey (6 months old) will wrap my wrist right away. Harvey doesn't like wrists, and Mikey doesn't like necks. Oh, well.
    Mikey is the superstar. He will come to my hand when I open his enclosure and call him. It takes a while, but he comes. Also, when I set him on my chest and make kissy noises, he will come to my lips, then my nose, and sometimes he actually climbs up on my nose around my face! My boyfriend really laughs when he does that. My boyfriend David noticed last week when he leaned down to say good morning to Mikey, he actually stood straight up and put his nose to the mesh right next to David! I was thrilled, because David was not initially thrilled about these guys, but now he's liking them more.
    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for other cool things to teach my snakes?

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    Wow! How did you train them? My BP Flynn always comes up to me when I get close to his vivarium, but it's not something I trained him to do. I used to have a friend who taught his corn snake to nod its head before feeding. It was pretty cool.

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    Re: Snake tricks

    Well, Mikey loves to be handled anyway, and I do rub him on top and his belly as well (I'm a massage therapist, so I give my snakes the same gentle loving!). But, I just open up the top and start calling him when he's awake, and he will eventually make his way up to the place where I hold my hand. It sometimes happens in a minute, sometimes 5 minutes. He's learning to come faster and faster each time because he knows that he gets a good rub. Yesterday he wrapped my right arm and refused to let go for 1 hour and 20 minutes. I made BBQ sauce while he was holding on!
    I forgot to add to the snake tricks, they both allow me to pet their heads. They don't even move!

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    Re: Snake tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by Merriah View Post
    Recently, I've been working with my two boys on polishing natural wrapping behaviors. Harvey (a little over 1 year old) will wrap my neck right away, and Mikey (6 months old) will wrap my wrist right away. Harvey doesn't like wrists, and Mikey doesn't like necks. Oh, well.
    Mikey is the superstar. He will come to my hand when I open his enclosure and call him. It takes a while, but he comes. Also, when I set him on my chest and make kissy noises, he will come to my lips, then my nose, and sometimes he actually climbs up on my nose around my face! My boyfriend really laughs when he does that. My boyfriend David noticed last week when he leaned down to say good morning to Mikey, he actually stood straight up and put his nose to the mesh right next to David! I was thrilled, because David was not initially thrilled about these guys, but now he's liking them more.
    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for other cool things to teach my snakes?
    that's a neat tricks...how do you do that?

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    Re: Snake tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by zina10 View Post
    mine are real good at making rats disappear. Now you see it, now you don't

    tadaa!!

    funny!

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    Re: Snake tricks

    Ooh you should open up a snake-massage business. Flynn would be your first customer but I'm afraid he would ditch me to live with you...

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    Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, reward. Repeat, repeat, repeat, reward. Repeat, repeat, reward. Repeat, reward. Patience. It takes a long time, but it's really cool when they figure out what behavior you want.

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    Re: Snake tricks

    All animals like to get rubbed the right way! I've actually rehabbed a few dogs and cats from injuries.

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    How do you reward them though?

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