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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoCheese View Post
    I donít know how Iím going to survive without handling this boy! I was originally planning on waiting for 3 successful meals to handle, but would a little more than a week suffice?


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    Don't do it...you might get away with it, but think of all the hassle if you don't. ("Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya?")
    How pretty will he look when he's refusing to eat? Be patient, do it right the first time.

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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Don't do it...you might get away with it, but think of all the hassle if you don't. ("Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya?")
    How pretty will he look when he's refusing to eat? Be patient, do it right the first time.
    Lol, thank you!


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    I know it's tempting, but look, don't touch. (watching is fun too)

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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I know it's tempting, but look, don't touch. (watching is fun too)
    Definitely


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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

    Is it alright to quickly take him out to weigh him and then put him back once a week? Or should I not interact with him at all and just wait?


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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

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    Is it alright to quickly take him out to weigh him and then put him back once a week? Or should I not interact with him at all and just wait?


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    You're really grasping for an excuse to pick him up...his weight won't change appreciably in a week or a month...leave him alone, don't pick up. Doing it quickly or
    slowly is stressful for him...you are (to him) a predator, OK? And dealing with a predator can interfere with his appetite. Hopefully you've never been under attack
    & held hostage, but try to imagine if you were...do you think your appetite might suffer? The time to weigh him was immediately when you unpacked him or
    first brought him home (I don't recall if he was shipped to you or not). Now that he's settling in, he needs to feel safe, so he'll be ready for food...and eating on a
    regular basis helps his immune system to function optimally. You don't want a sick or non-feeding ball python do you? Best not to take chances...wait!!!

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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

    Saffron is a real stunner! That contrast is amazing and he looks very healthy and striking. Congrats!

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    My new ball python has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    You're really grasping for an excuse to pick him up...his weight won't change appreciably in a week or a month...leave him alone, don't pick up. Doing it quickly or
    slowly is stressful for him...you are (to him) a predator, OK? And dealing with a predator can interfere with his appetite. Hopefully you've never been under attack
    & held hostage, but try to imagine if you were...do you think your appetite might suffer? The time to weigh him was immediately when you unpacked him or
    first brought him home (I don't recall if he was shipped to you or not). Now that he's settling in, he needs to feel safe, so he'll be ready for food...and eating on a
    regular basis helps his immune system to function optimally. You don't want a sick or non-feeding ball python do you? Best not to take chances...wait!!!
    Iím sorry, I swear I just wanted to keep a regular weighing schedule!
    I guess Iíll stick to weighing once a month
    (And donít worry; I weighed him right when I unboxed him and quickly put him into his enclosure)


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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

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    Saffron is a real stunner! That contrast is amazing and he looks very healthy and striking. Congrats!
    Thank you!


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    Re: My new ball python has arrived!

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    Iím sorry, I swear I just wanted to keep a regular weighing schedule!.....

    Just post this on his cage: ...........................

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