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    It reminds me of the guy at the gym I try to help out. He'll stick to a workout routine for 2-3 weeks and then change it because "it's not working." Things take time so give it the time it needs.

    I see this often in today's young people. I get it though. Everything today is darn near instant. Many of today's young folks would lose their mind trying to surf the internet with dialup.
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    Re: How to get a snake to relax?

    Quote Originally Posted by KMG View Post
    How long does it take? Longer than two weeks. Lol! Two weeks is nothing. I know in today's world of instant gratification it seems like an eternity but it's not. Not everything is like Amazon Prime. Some young Bloods I got years ago took months to settle down and trust me.

    The most important thing for a snake keeper to do in my opinion is RELAX.
    I know. But he was calmer when I held him first time at the breeders home.

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    Re: How to get a snake to relax?

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    I know. But he was calmer when I held him first time at the breeders home.

    Because he knew the breeder & his home. You & yours are a scary new place to him now- snakes learn their way around in the world- how do you suppose it feels to have everything you recognize suddenly disappear? With no way to understand how it happened.

    Reminds me of all the times I've taken my snakes elsewhere to do programs, including hands-on "meet & greets". Because I've picked up my snakes first, at home where they recognize both me & where they are, they are somehow ALWAYS completely calm when I handle them elsewhere, & the same goes for meeting people. But if any of those strangers had somehow came to my house & tried to remove the snakes from their homes, it would have been different.

    Snakes like consistency- because it makes them feel safe- & everything we can do to show they're safe with us tends to pay off very well. Give them a chance to recognize you before handling- it really helps them to trust you. They know our scent & touch- use them to your advantage- it's actually our only common "language". Snakes tend not to rely on what they see, so don't expect them to. Focus on their other senses.
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    Re: How to get a snake to relax?

    Quote Originally Posted by CakeLike View Post
    I know. But he was calmer when I held him first time at the breeders home.
    He probably cooled him slightly before you got there .. it slows them down considerably


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