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    Re: Katie: Reptile Convert and Love of My Life - Post about converts you know!

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    ...really glad they all played nice for you. I always dread that one day there having an off day and they nip you in front of someone that's already afraid of snakes...
    In all the times I've shared my snakes, I've never had that happen. Not even when they haven't done a 'meet & greet' in a while...somehow they seem to know they're safe? I agree it would be awful though, & I've heard of that happening (very rarely) but I just don't personally worry about mine. I think the worst one I've heard of was a large python being held for photos that suddenly bit someone...really makes bad publicity for all of us, & as well as our snakes. We really need to make sure we really "know" any snakes we decide to "share", but I wouldn't worry about Dave's either.
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    my mother is terrified of snakes. she refuses to visit our home if there are snakes out in the open and she won't stay overnight unless they're all on a different floor. they make her physically ill for whatever reason. i can understand b/c i used to be physically afraid of clowns to the point i would hyperventilate and pass out. i really wish she would come around b/c our snakes are obviously a HUGE part of our lives.

    we don't have company over much since we're hermits so no real opportunities to convert anyone LOL!

    i love this thread though! thanks for sharing everyone.
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    Re: Katie: Reptile Convert and Love of My Life - Post about converts you know!

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentHill View Post
    my mother is terrified of snakes. she refuses to visit our home if there are snakes out in the open and she won't stay overnight unless they're all on a different floor. they make her physically ill for whatever reason. i can understand b/c i used to be physically afraid of clowns to the point i would hyperventilate and pass out. i really wish she would come around b/c our snakes are obviously a HUGE part of our lives.

    we don't have company over much since we're hermits so no real opportunities to convert anyone LOL!

    i love this thread though! thanks for sharing everyone.
    Glad you love the thread.

    I've converted everyone from friends and family to workers in the house (electricians, contractors, etc.). I've actually invited people over just to show them how calm and chill the snakes are.

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    Re: Katie: Reptile Convert and Love of My Life - Post about converts you know!

    Katie grew up with Billy, who has special needs. He has become part of our family and started out very hesitant of the reptiles. At first he didn't want to see them. Then over the next year or so, he would look. When I got Behira, and told him she was a baby, he kissed his hand and touched her. As time went on, he would let me bring out a reptile or two and show him, but he would refuse to hold them.

    To be clear, Billy is not very verbal, but can articulate his feelings with his words to those who know him and can understand him (well some of the time anyway). He's a really great guy and good people.

    Tonight, we were downstairs near the reptile area, and Billy asked about, "big snake." That's Behira and he seems to like her the most. I asked him if he wanted me to take her out and he said, "yeah."

    So out Behira came and Katie got some good shots of Billy petting her. He still won't hold her, but he was happy to pet her.

    After Behira went back I asked if he wanted to see Frank, the "big lizard?" He said yes again and pet Frank as well.

    We were doing so well that we had Solana come out too. He liked the way she felt.

    I am not sure Billy will ever hold the reptiles, but he's come a long way to be asking to see them. I am proud of him.


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