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    Hook training??

    How do yall hook train? Just curious on what peoples methods are. I am going to be training my male burmese. Hes a baby and right now is a total ass lol����
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    Re: Hook training??

    I just open the door and give the animal a sec to understand that an interaction is underway, introduce the hook in their line of sight, gently touch on the back while breaking their line of sight if possible and then lift them up.

    Do this every time before you handle the animal and never before feeding the animal. Theyíll settle down with time. If Iím just changing water or spot cleaning I only bother with the hook if they are awake and within striking range of whatever Iím doing .


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    Ok cool bc my new burmese baby is an ass to say the least. He strikes at me for watering him lol

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    Re: Hook training??

    Quote Originally Posted by Newtot View Post
    Ok cool bc my new burmese baby is an ass to say the least. He strikes at me for watering him lol
    That's defensive behavior which is typical for babies. Hooking is to help break the food response, though it doesn't hurt to start the training now.

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    Ok guys thanks!!! He is an absolute spaz like i have never seen. Hes been here since Tuesday. i tried feeding him today and all he wanted to do was kill me lol. So i left the food, he smells it but hasnt eatin yet. I guess ill remove it if he doesnt eat and try again later

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    Re: Hook training??

    I’d suggest feeding at night and leaving the prey item in the cage overnight if he doesn’t take it from the tongs or if you don’t have other snakes to feed the refused prey to.
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    Re: Hook training??

    Also, heís only been with you for 3 days? I wouldnít try feeding until heís been there a week and leave him completely alone during that time aside from necessary cleaning and water changes. No handling until itís feeding consistently and without issue either


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    Re: Hook training??

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Also, heís only been with you for 3 days? I wouldnít try feeding until heís been there a week and leave him completely alone during that time aside from necessary cleaning and water changes. No handling until itís feeding consistently and without issue either

    I haven't handled him other than to place him in the enclosure. And i was just getting info bc im hook training my boa as well.

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