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    Re: Striking the Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by ckuhn003 View Post
    Yes, he's done it when there's no prey in the room. Not often but it has happened. I think he's smart enough to realize when it's getting close to food time and that when the lights are off he 'might' get fed. My guess, in the year I've had him, he's don't it 6-8 times.

    bp* not boo. Lol. Autocorrect. Anyways. If hes only doing it with the lights off maybe try covering the front before you turn the lights off.

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    Boas can be highly responsive to food and quite a few of mine strike the cage front on feeding day (and one strikes anytime he sees a shadow or movement which is super annoying). I wouldn't really worry about it. The only thing that can sometimes happen if they strike badly, they can catch a tooth on a lip, normally I'll (with help) open their mouth to fix it for them, however this doesn't happen very often thank goodness.

    Here's the part in Behira's thread where we talked about it:
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    Re: Striking the Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterman View Post
    bp* not boo. Lol. Autocorrect. Anyways. If hes only doing it with the lights off maybe try covering the front before you turn the lights off.
    The lights are on a timer which makes it difficult to cover when they go off.

    Quote Originally Posted by AbsoluteApril View Post
    Boas can be highly responsive to food and quite a few of mine strike the cage front on feeding day (and one strikes anytime he sees a shadow or movement which is super annoying). I wouldn't really worry about it. The only thing that can sometimes happen if they strike badly, they can catch a tooth on a lip, normally I'll (with help) open their mouth to fix it for them, however this doesn't happen very often thank goodness.

    Here's the part in Behira's thread where we talked about it:
    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...70#post2601470
    Thanks April for the link. I'll check it out!
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    Re: Striking the Glass

    Sounds like he's still a bit hungry CK. Are you doubling up on those mice? Hopefully the larger prey items will mellow him out a bit.
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    Re: Striking the Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Sounds like he's still a bit hungry CK. Are you doubling up on those mice? Hopefully the larger prey items will mellow him out a bit.
    What's up Ziggy...... No, I've never doubled up on the feeding but I believe you're right that it might not be enough for him. Luckily, I think I only have two more adult mice before I order a bigger size.
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    to add - i shouldn't say "the ONLY" thing that can happen is the tooth issue, as yes, repeated may cause other mouth issues as Bogertophis brought up. Just that the tooth thing is the worst thing I've had happen.
    I've had the mouth injury that required surgery related to constant rubbing or pushing, not from striking. I should have clarified that above.
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