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    Feisty Jungle

    Purchased this girl back in November. Haven't really posted pictures of her much. She was surprisingly easier to handle at the beginning. Now she's always ready to tag me. She's grown quite a bit since then. She's in she's at the moment and would rather not pester her.


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    I had a carpet at one time that did the same thing, calmed down then got angry and bitey again, from what I've read (someone correct me if I'm wrong ) it's just kind of something that can happen with the Australian pythons. Mine calmed down a bit before I rehomed him with one of my friends who still has him, he seems to just have moods at this point. One day he's great the next he's meaner than sin.
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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    That's interesting. I just attributed it to her being small still. I've always heard that carpets tame out nicely when they put on size. She's by far the most exciting of my three. I recently tried feeding her fuzzy rats after feeding her rat pinky's the last 6 months or so, and she has a great feeding response. I'm very excited to watch her grow.
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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    If she was still getting rat pinks after 6 months that could be why she's grumpy . How much does your carpet weigh and how often do you feed her? She looks like she could handle larger prey. Most carpets will mellow out in the first year but some will remain jerks.
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    My carpet was the same as Artemisace. She was REALLY bitey as a baby. Then the older she got, she kind of mellowed out but she would have moods where she would go back to being high strung and then semi mellow. She was the only snake i had that i wouldnt trust. I ended up rehoming her because i got tired of running a 50/50 chance of being bit just reaching in to change water. The shop i traded her to still has her. I guess she is about the same as when i traded her. She was really pretty but definitely a display animal over a hands on animal. Complete opposite of my boas and retic.
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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    She's still small, give her time. Keep her well fed. Some have cage defensiveness, but are fine when out of the enclosure. I would suggest a hook for coaxing her out.

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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    If she was still getting rat pinks after 6 months that could be why she's grumpy . How much does your carpet weigh and how often do you feed her? She looks like she could handle larger prey. Most carpets will mellow out in the first year but some will remain jerks.
    No ElZiggy. She's on rat fuzzies. They leave a nice lump on her. I moved her up once I didn't any visible lump after feeding her pinks.


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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauzo View Post
    My carpet was the same as Artemisace. She was REALLY bitey as a baby. Then the older she got, she kind of mellowed out but she would have moods where she would go back to being high strung and then semi mellow. She was the only snake i had that i wouldnt trust. I ended up rehoming her because i got tired of running a 50/50 chance of being bit just reaching in to change water. The shop i traded her to still has her. I guess she is about the same as when i traded her. She was really pretty but definitely a display animal over a hands on animal. Complete opposite of my boas and retic.
    My boa is amazing, hissed a bit at first but hasn't in the last few months. My ball python isn't even worth mentioning, he's just mellow as can be. Just based on how challenging she is to handle my Jungle is my favorite so far.


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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    Quote Originally Posted by Jollyrogers View Post
    She's still small, give her time. Keep her well fed. Some have cage defensiveness, but are fine when out of the enclosure. I would suggest a hook for coaxing her out.
    Yes, she's still small and I love how challenging she is. Great suggestion By the way, Gio gave me that tip a few months back using a hook or stick to get her to relax. Had a great handling session with her this mourning using my hook. Took her about 5 mins to relax to the point were I could just hold her without the hook, but no strikes. She was a bit jumpy and "S" coiled a few times but I was able to get some pictures. I'm thinking of starting a progression thread on her, tonight is feeding night too so I'll get some feeding pictures.


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    Re: Feisty Jungle

    How is she doing now? If your still having issues let me know I will try and help you. If they are calm then not there is always a reason we just need to find it. Let me know bud.

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