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    Snake acting weird

    So i fed my snake late around two days ago, and when trying to feed her she was acting super jumpy and bit me when i was moving her out of her tank, so i just fed her in her tank, and now ive only seen her curled up on top of her hide, shes acting super weird, she looks like shell try to bite if you take her out but once you get her out shes still a little jumpy but she doesnt bite, anyone have any idea of whats happening, ive had her for about 5 months and ive never seen her act like this.

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    Bad idea to feed in another cage...always feed where they live, they're more relaxed & feel safer.

    Hard to say what's going on with her now: for starters, what are the high & low temps. in her cage? & the humidity? what kind of heat is used? what size tank?

    Is her cage in a quiet place? Any other pets bothering her? or kids? How old is she? How long have you had her? We're not "psychic", we need lots more info
    to be of real help to you.

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    Re: Snake acting weird

    I am not vet but sounds like mad cow disease.

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    Re: Snake acting weird

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawarmaPoutine View Post
    I am not vet but sounds like mad cow disease.
    And don't quit your 'day job', whatever that may be...

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    Re: Snake acting weird

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    And don't quit your 'day job', whatever that may be...
    Haha, I run the eCommerce for Grass-fed beef butcher shop.

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    Re: Snake acting weird

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawarmaPoutine View Post
    Haha, I run the eCommerce for Grass-fed beef butcher shop.
    I'm all for humane treatment of livestock, including the proper food (grass for beef) & not feed-lots. I don't consume a lot of beef but if I do, my conscience is clear.

    But I think this is getting a bit off-topic...
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 03-17-2019 at 01:43 AM.

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    Re: Snake acting weird

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawarmaPoutine View Post
    Haha, I run the eCommerce for Grass-fed beef butcher shop.
    Nice. I filled out a cut sheet and put a deposit on half a steer from a local farmer yesterday.

    To answer the OP's question, this all sounds like normal behavior for a young ball python. Since you're using a tank as housing when you pick her up, if you come in from over her head that is considered a threat so yes, she will nip. Try approaching her from the front as much as possible.

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