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Old 03-04-2012, 03:14 AM
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Not upset at all about your post, I was just saying that surely they all need taming to some extent. Even if as you say they are only handled when necessary.. My bosc is tame but it doesn't meen I get him out for cuddles and afternoon naps on the sofa... Just makes it easier for me to carry out duties in the Viv and a more enjoyable experience lol.
Yep totally agree and I usually assume when people as ask to tame a monitor they usually want to treat it as a hamster lol your view is understandable and I wish I could have the same for my nile but it wouldnt work. A bosc I found tends to calm down as it gets older anyway with a few exceptions.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:41 AM
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Handling handling and more handling was what worked for me! Obviously trying to read the signs is key, if you think it's pi**ed it probably is! Just always remember its boss and you can't go wrong! Food is always a good bargaining tool but NEVER get to complacent, and ALWAYS use tongs! All boscs are different try to find what it likes and doesn't like and take advantage with the likes!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:25 AM
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Handling handling and more handling was what worked for me! Obviously trying to read the signs is key, if you think it's pi**ed it probably is! Just always remember its boss and you can't go wrong! Food is always a good bargaining tool but NEVER get to complacent, and ALWAYS use tongs! All boscs are different try to find what it likes and doesn't like and take advantage with the likes!!

thanks for that, reading the signs is important and food is the best tool boscs will always come out for food, especially when you want them to perform in your "hamster wheel".LOL
jokes on the side i think you need to be able to handle then with out causing stress making viv maintenance and keeping them a pleasure not going into a bear pit.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:22 AM
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Just to say I met a guys Bosc on this forum, and it seemed to enjoy being handled. It would come to you to be carried and was cometely docile. IMO some monitors seem to enjoy socialising but reading the signs is key. You'll know if they want to be left alone
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Yeah agree, agitating it when it's clearly pissed off or does not want to be handled will Only make things worse. I wouldnt want a Bosc that is so laid back that it actualy enjoys human interaction I like to think that a Bosc is a Bosc and they do have bad tempers and are not to be played with like hamsters mine would still bite and protect itself if it felt threatened I just tamed it enough to no that I am Not threatening it when I carry out my duties in the Viv and so on. I dont want a bosc that you can cuddle up With and watch tv lol. I want him not to stress and feel threatened just as much for his sake as Mine.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:30 PM
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thanks for that, reading the signs is important and food is the best tool boscs will always come out for food, especially when you want them to perform in your "hamster wheel".LOL
jokes on the side i think you need to be able to handle then with out causing stress making viv maintenance and keeping them a pleasure not going into a bear pit.
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Yeah agree, agitating it when it's clearly pissed off or does not want to be handled will Only make things worse. I wouldnt want a Bosc that is so laid back that it actualy enjoys human interaction I like to think that a Bosc is a Bosc and they do have bad tempers and are not to be played with like hamsters mine would still bite and protect itself if it felt threatened I just tamed it enough to no that I am Not threatening it when I carry out my duties in the Viv and so on. I dont want a bosc that you can cuddle up With and watch tv lol. I want him not to stress and feel threatened just as much for his sake as Mine.
Well said bud and 110% agreed!
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:34 PM
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couldnt agree more, mine is getting there slowly. time, patience and vgilance is definitely needed.but worth it none the less.
already planning a viv upgrade she will out grow hers in no time.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:36 PM
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Well said bud and 110% agreed!
me to there alot of clowns about
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:15 PM
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couldnt agree more, mine is getting there slowly. time, patience and vgilance is definitely needed.but worth it none the less.
already planning a viv upgrade she will out grow hers in no time.
Probably the best part of owning a medium/large monitor species is the big vivs!

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Probably the best part of owning a medium/large monitor species is the big vivs!


indeed there are!
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