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Old 15-08-2009, 01:31 PM
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just persistance and dont worry if he does bite it wont hurt

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Old 16-08-2009, 04:34 PM
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get a pair of thin leather gloves (B&Q do gardening gloves). You should then be able to go straight in and pick her up without hesitating cos she can't hurt you. This confidence will rub off on her and she will become less stressed as well. Within a very short time you won't need the gloves.
My first snake was a cali king who was a bit bitey, so i used to wear gloves to get him worked wonders cos it gave me the confidence to handle him and him time to get used to being out and about
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Old 16-08-2009, 07:42 PM
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thanks to everyone with the tips i have been using a glove and he is getting used to being picked up now went in today no gloves and SUCCESS!! no snapping will still use the gloves a bit more just for my confidence
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Old 16-08-2009, 09:21 PM
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As someone mentioned earlier, you ought to come down to our reptile night and meet a load of other snake keepers!

Half the people going are people off this forum, so you can ge all the advice you need in person, and get shown first hand how to hande your snake in the best way for you and the snake!
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