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    snake finally coming out

    Hey there guys new snake owner here i was just wondering my snake has been hiding for about 3 months now she finally eat about 1 week ago but tru up her food. she is now coming out when i am doing stuff in her tank and getting close to me i have not held her yet or let he smell me cus i am worried. last time i tried she went to bite me. she was very friendly before i bought her so i was wondering should i let her smell me and worst case take the bite or should i give her some more time now that she is finally moving around.

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    It would help to know what kind of enclosure your snake is in. Most hungry snakes, when kept in a glass tank (or in an enclosure where they're looking out from behind plexi), will "chase" (aka "follow") the motion of anyone nearby when they're hungry.

    If I had to guess, I'd say that's what is going on here. Your snake is feeling hungry, & just following your motion- they don't recognize us just using vision- they recognize us when we give them our scent & touch, & if you do that the wrong way (& with a hungry snake), that's likely to get you nipped.

    It's too soon (only one week after your snake threw up her meal) to feed OR handle her- let her rest for at least another week before trying again with a very small meal. Do NOT handle her right now, and do not handle her before you try again to feed her in a week or so...feeding is WAY more important for her health- actually, for her very survival-(as I recall, you said she hadn't eaten in 3 months since you've had this snake???).

    Handling can wait. Feeding properly is "job one".
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    Re: snake finally coming out

    okay perfect no rush to hold her i care about her first so you thin wait about 1-2 weeks before i feed

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    Re: snake finally coming out

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    okay perfect no rush to hold her i care about her first so you thin wait about 1-2 weeks before i feed
    Yes, & feed smaller than you did before & smaller than what she'd normally eat- to make SURE she can digest it. I'm not kidding- snakes can actually die if they regurgitate several meals in a row- it's important- essential!- that she keeps the next meal down. If she does, I still wouldn't handle her until she has a couple more meals eaten & digested.

    Keep the meals small for a while- this is to make sure she's okay (able to digest) & not actually sick. After a snake throws up a meal, it takes time for them to replenish their digestive enzymes- especially if they're chronically underfed already- & from what you said, this is likely the case.
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    Re: snake finally coming out

    okay i fed a frozen wean last time so maybe i will try a live rat and smaller then wean

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    Re: snake finally coming out

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    okay i fed a frozen wean last time so maybe i will try a live rat and smaller then wean
    No- that's not sounding right. Can you post pics of this snake, next to something like a ruler for size comparison?

    These are small snakes that normally do NOT eat rats, at all. If you fed her something too big, THAT could have caused a regurgitation.

    Also, spotted pythons generally PREFER f/t (frozen-thawed, or pre-killed) prey, not live. It's important that a weakened, underfed snake is fed the right thing & the right way- if you want her to live???
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    Re: snake finally coming out

    she is back into hiding but i got this pick a little bit ago. she had about 2-3 inch of her body in the hideout. the bowl she is on is 10" long

    file:///C:/Users/lukac/OneDrive/Pictures/20220915_235251.jpg
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    Re: snake finally coming out

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberrus View Post
    she is back into hiding but i got this pick a little bit ago. she had about 2-3 inch of her body in the hideout

    file:///C:/Users/lukac/OneDrive/Pictures/20220915_235251.jpg


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    Re: snake finally coming out

    There we go had to get the app

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    Now some size reference would be nice...
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