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Old 11-09-2011, 10:24 PM
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Hi all, Im experienced with snakes but have never owned a Carpet Python but am looking to get one. I've been researching all about them but am getting mixed results on their temperaments. Some say they are fine (in general) whereas others say their the snake from hell. I know all snakes personalitys are individual but in general (like the ball python is 'generally' docile) what is there temperament? would you say similar to larger boids in general or are they like puppy dogs? Please let me know as im purchasing one from Donny Sunday!!!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:36 PM
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'generally' as babies they are a bit fiesty, but 'generally' once they get to about 6 months old they start to calm down.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:42 PM
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'generally' as babies they are a bit fiesty, but 'generally' once they get to about 6 months old they start to calm down.
Haha thanks mate, thats 'generally' cleared up all that 'generalness' :P
Just realised how many times I wrote generally :P
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I get tagged regularly by my hatchlings, but I have rarely been tagged by any carpet over about 6 months old, and never by any over 12 months old.
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Just to give you a little idea I handled about 7 different species of snakes yesterday and they only one that bite me was a Carpet Python, but what is scaring me is they are very slowly growing on me
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:46 PM
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but what is scaring me is they are very slowly growing on me
you know it makes sense

this is how carpets make you feel

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:48 PM
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you know it makes sense

this is how carpets make you feel

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Lol that made me laugh!
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we have just got a jungle carpet and he hisses at me but its cause he knows he scares me lol

hes my OH's snake but i has to look after him whilst hes in the desert....ill stick to my corns thanks

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:02 PM
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I had a carpet as my 1st snake. He tagged the shop keeper when I picked him up and tagged me the 1st time I handled him some 10 days later. He's nabbed me 3 times to date and tried many times more. But he is calming down now with persistence. But I still have to be slow with my movements and hook him out from the viv. Don't let this put you off though, he doesn't hurt and is very rewarding to own.
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