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    Too clam?

    My BP is acting weird, I got her 2 mouth ago and everything was fine, but after she shedded, she became a lot more clam. She would unusually move around like crazy when I handled her before but right now she just sit in my hand and do noting. Is she going to be ok?

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    A BP that "moves around like crazy" is actually stressed, uncomfortable with you & trying to get away. A BP that sits still is actually calmer & accepting you.

    Understand that the only thing that normally picks up a snake in nature is a predator about to EAT them...it's normal for a snake to fear us until they learn they're safe.

    It's actually best not to handle a new snake until it has fed easily for you about 3 times at normal intervals, as a fearful snake may refuse to eat, & that's truly no fun to deal with...it also may harm their health.
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    Re: Too clam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    A BP that "moves around like crazy" is actually stressed, uncomfortable with you & trying to get away. A BP that sits still is actually calmer & accepting you.

    Understand that the only thing that normally picks up a snake in nature is a predator about to EAT them...it's normal for a snake to fear us until they learn they're safe.

    It's actually best not to handle a new snake until it has fed easily for you about 3 times at normal intervals, as a fearful snake may refuse to eat, & that's truly no fun to deal with...it also may harm their health.
    Gold! Although we tend to handle ours a alot sooner. Make sure your husbandry is on point. With these guys itís everything. As said a roaming bp is normally a stressed one. If you got a big cage. Clutter it up. Obviously get a couple of hides, heat source with a thermostat. As long as thatís on point it will be fine. Do your homework. It also needs a cool side.

    In this his case after you get all that down. As stated leave it alone as suggested

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    Also itís normal for them to ďclamĒ. When we get a new one. We like to lay flat on the bed. We put them on our stomachs. After about 5 mins. They start to move. They are very head shy. They are prey as stated. But they tend to come out of there shell soon. Out of 5 bpís we only have one pet rock! She was a rescue.

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    Re: Too clam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Igotsmallballs View Post
    ... Although we tend to handle ours a alot sooner...
    Same here, but it's different when you have enough experience to cope with whatever happens. With experience, we 'read' our snakes better anyway.
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    Re: Too clam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Same here, but it's different when you have enough experience to cope with whatever happens. With experience, we 'read' our snakes better anyway.
    Super true! He does indeed need to let adjust!

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