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    Hmm, I have the opposite experience. My snakes are uncomfortably interested in my cats. I only let one of our cats in the room with me when I am doing certain tasks in the room. He goes and lays down in front of the olive python cage and just watches the olive python try to get closer to him.

    They will NEVER meet face-to-face, though.
    Too Many...

    That's what my wife says



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    New cat afraid of my snakes ☹️

    Quote Originally Posted by MissterDog View Post
    I think you can start removing the covers, or half covering it so it's more of a gradual process but still offering some exposure. She's still new and getting used to her new home, so everything is still taking a while for her to adjust and get familiar with.

    Eventually she will gain confidence in her new environment, including the existence of your snake. I've had cats get freaked at the weirdest things, maybe not snakes but something as strange as the fan or lamp or BOOTS. Or things like moving to a new apartment, guests visiting, dogs barking outside, ect. Every cat is different (I don't know what history yours has), but in my experience, cats will eventually gravitate to wherever you are and if that area has something that's scary, they will gradually make steps towards getting passed it, especially if there is some positive association reinforced with it (your attention or treats). I find if you act chill about it they will start picking up on that confidence and feel less guarded. It will just take time and done at their own pace. I have no doubt she will get used to things at some point, just keep being patient
    There's a famous video clip on YouTube showing someone place a BANANA on a kitchen surface behind their cat who was sitting on the table top and when the cat looks around and notices the banana it jumps into the air


    Sadly this isn't the clip but it gives an idea

    https://youtu.be/9TdRQ9wTjG4
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    Last edited by Zincubus; 12-21-2018 at 01:08 PM.




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