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View Poll Results: Which would be more stressful to have to deal with as a new snake owner
A non feeding baby snake 59 90.77%
A hissy stroppy baby snake 6 9.23%
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Old 31-01-2013, 03:43 PM
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A non-feeding snake. I used to get SO stressed out with my first snake, but after having Seth miss feeds for up to four months and then be completely fine, I rarely get worried anymore. Reptiles are wired a lot differently to the other animals I'm used to, and snakes can handle missing a few meals.

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Old 31-01-2013, 04:27 PM
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My corn ate right away. Coughcough.

Air defrosted for about 3 hours, he loved it. O.o
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Old 31-01-2013, 07:47 PM
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A non feeding snake is deffo more stressful to me. I don't mind a bit of an attitude problem. Infact I quite like a bit of attitude.
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Old 31-01-2013, 07:54 PM
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I voted for non feeder, I have a hatchling that wouldn't feed for about 6 weeks, It was too stressful. Alls going well now, after 3 feeds I can now tong feed
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Old 31-01-2013, 08:08 PM
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Aggression stressed me out more at the start but I was on a royal python forum which really drilled it into my head that fasting was normal behavior, aggression was unknown and unexpected

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:34 AM
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Have dealt with both and i will say non feeder all the way. I actually like the hissy stroppy ones lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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Thanks guys, really great responses, this question was sparked by a debate with a friend about snakes I plan to stock in my shop.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:14 PM
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a non feeding snake for me.

whenever a snake hasn't fed for me, its always been a stressful time compared to when they are hissy and grumpy. if its grumpy, it can be tamed with handling / temp change etc. when they dont eat, theres so many things that can go wrong, eventually starving to death

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:08 AM
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Ive got both my python wouldent eat now i can only get it to eat small prey like fuzzies whereas it should be eating large mice and she has bitten me like 10 times lol

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  • 1.0.0 spider royal python
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  • 0.0.1 normal corn snake
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  • 1.2.9 leopard geckos hypo,super hypo,blizzard,talbino,normal
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:20 AM
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I'd say non feeding because our first snake together is a Columbian rainbow boa and he is very very stroppy even at eighteen months or so yet I would happily take every bite(when it can't be avoided) than have him reject a feed.
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