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View Poll Results: How often do you handle your snakes (per month, per snake)?

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    1 2.78%
  • 1 - 3 times / month per snake

    10 27.78%
  • 4 - 7 times / month per snake

    10 27.78%
  • 8 - 11 times / month per snake

    8 22.22%
  • 12 - 15 times / month per snake

    1 2.78%
  • 15+ times / month per snake

    6 16.67%
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  1. #11
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    Re: How often do you handle your snakes?

    So here is the thing im a fairly new snake owner no problems at all, but after getting both my ball pythons off of live mice onto f/t rats to such a point where i can feed both like clock work.

    Here is the thing i have noticed, temperature of the meal must be on point. I haven't had a refusal since and used a very interesting technique to switch the snake from live to f/t and worked like a charm, but thats a story for a different day, but because of this I only handle when cleaning , not even, I open the enclosures and let them come out by themselves. Normally i just lift the hide. This is enough to wake them and get them moving. Once im done cleaning i need to pick them up to put them back , so the actual handling is less then 5min twice a month.

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    Re: How often do you handle your snakes?

    I take my KSB out about twice a week, once for feeding and once for s and grins and because I love letting him slither around. He doesn't seem to mind.
    Always in Transition

    1.0 Paradox Albino KSB - Spotticus
    2.0 Common Parakeets - Shut Up & You Heard Me
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    1.0 Maine Coon Cat - Gary (RIP)

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    I handle my snakes infrequently. They come out for cage cleaning and photos, and that's about it for the most part. I hold my younger animals more frequently than my older animals, just to get them used to being touched and to monitor weight gain and such. But in general, I try to let them do their thing. They eat like champs and have no issues, and that's really what's most important to me.

    - Nakita

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