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I know this is probably a really stupid questiong but I'm just wondering, since people say that snakes don't realise that they are getting burnt until the damage is done....do they not feel pain? Or is it delayed? Do they feel pain like we do?

I've often wondered this
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good question if only i knew the answer
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probably not ....look at the ammount that burn themselves!

i like pain though!!
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either that or there stoopid
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I would think they do, but they are prolly not as sensitive as say humans are...i mean in the wild, the chances of them burning themselves prolly isnt that high
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I'm pretty sure snakes would feel pain, they obviously can't scream out or anything but they will most likely bite or get away. It is a good question though and not something I've ever thought of.
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probably not ....look at the ammount that burn themselves!

i like pain though!!
me too
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I'm pretty sure snakes would feel pain, they obviously can't scream out or anything but they will most likely bite or get away. It is a good question though and not something I've ever thought of.
But they get burnt and stay in the same spot...
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I know this is probably a really stupid questiong but I'm just wondering, since people say that snakes don't realise that they are getting burnt until the damage is done....do they not feel pain? Or is it delayed? Do they feel pain like we do?

I've often wondered this
Yes they can, but you need to remember than like all reptiles snakes are ectothermic so there body reacts differently to how ours does when we receive a burn on our skin. This is due to there metabolic rates aswell
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Snakes do feel pain but lack the intellegance to recognise that the action for example resting on a hot bulb is causing the pain so do not react instinctivly the way we do by pulling away from the source of pain.
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Yes they can, but you need to remember than like all reptiles snakes are ectothermic so there body reacts differently to how ours does when we receive a burn on our skin. This is due to there metabolic rates aswell
So what does this mean? I'm a bit thick like
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Snakes do feel pain but lack the intellegance to recognise that the action for example resting on a hot bulb is causing the pain so do not react instinctivly the way we do by pulling away from the source of pain.
Ahh I see, that makes sense...poor things
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