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    Re: My wife got bit - some advice for a new / first time owner please

    What everyone said and....

    I know my snakes well and hook trained my boa because of a crazy food response.

    My corn could care less what I am doing in the tank. My BP is in between.

    However. I usually remove my snakes when doing anything inside the tank to prevent a defensive, or worse, food response bite.

    It often stresses them out less to be removed and placed in a holding area/enclosure while you do tank maintainence.

    Then put them back when done.

    This works well for me and they know the routine.

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    Re: My wife got bit - some advice for a new / first time owner please

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Suggestion: when I have to reach in to change a water bowl or spot clean (pooper-scoop) & my snake is in their hide, watching from the doorway hoping
    "that thing [me!] moving over there might be edible or ???", I have a ping-pong paddle that I use to gently back them into their hide & block the doorway with.

    Now I don't currently have any BPs, but this works with any harmless snakes that may misunderstand your invasion of their space. I don't care for bites, &
    none of these snakes are biters when handled...but hey, motion does rev them up & their long reach means they don't always know what they're trying to catch.
    They don't identify us visually.

    Anyway, the weight of the paddle leaning on the doorway of their hide gives me just the right intervention. When you move it in front of a snake, they back
    up, quiet down, & stay in their hide while you do what you have to do. Problem solved.
    This is an amazing hint! Thank you, from a very new noobie! Each time I reach in to get the water dish out, it crosses my mind that Alice could strike out. This will make water changes and spot cleaning much easier. Thank you so much!

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    Re: My wife got bit - some advice for a new / first time owner please

    Quote Originally Posted by rottn View Post
    This is an amazing hint! Thank you, from a very new noobie! Each time I reach in to get the water dish out, it crosses my mind that Alice could strike out. This will make water changes and spot cleaning much easier. Thank you so much!
    You're quite welcome. It doesn't have to be a ping-pong paddle either...just anything like that so they back up & stay put briefly.

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    Re: My wife got bit - some advice for a new / first time owner please

    Your good to go, least it wasn’t a feed response, lol I had my then 500g banana male latch on to me.....turned one of the fingers that wasn’t in his mouth purple lol there’s a reason they’re called constrictors lol the bite didn’t hurt as much as the squeezing


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