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Old 15-03-2013, 10:37 PM
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New to boas. Been given a boa an seems to be abit Viv defensive. Never been bitten any advise on taming her thanks
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Old 15-03-2013, 10:46 PM
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pop an t shirt that you've worn through the day in the viv with it so it can get used to your scent. Otherwise, just persevere! Try and handle little and often, this will get it used to being picked up and used to your hand entering the viv
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Old 15-03-2013, 10:48 PM
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hi mate it all depends on what ypu mean viv defenceive is the boa gaping it mouth and hissing and all s bent up if so she could just be saying hey get out my house or you come hear an im gona eat you lol it could be a bluff so what i would try and do is go in away from its head and just grab her not to hard she will prob try moving round loads so make sure you got a good hold of her but let her move if that makes sence if she gona bite shes gona bite try and just go straght in no messing that all depends of her size and some snakes will be defenceive all there life whlie there in the viv but once there out moast are fine hope this helps theres not much to say but just get her out
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Old 15-03-2013, 10:59 PM
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If you've only just got her then she's bound to feel a bit out of sorts with the change of scene/new sights and smells etc. Let her settle a few days then get her out. Sometimes you find that you will get a very placid snake out compared to what it was like a few days ago. Or she might still be nippy. One way to do this is to just take her out once a day for just a minute or two...just so she gets used to being picked up and put down knowing that nothing bads going to happen to her. Then extend the time you keep her out over the weeks until she is fully comfortable with you.
If she's a grown on/bigger boa you might want to wear gloves if you would rather do so and if she bites you....dont put her right back in...or this behaviour will be learnt and each time you get her out...she will think biting you will make you put her back in.
The majority of boas will calm down over time and become really chilled out animals. You do get the odd one that always has attitude...but most are docile by nature and with regular handling
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The snake is a late 2010 snake been poorly kept for the last 2 years an only really the size of a 1 yr old boa. Used to b real docile until its come into my hands
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The snake is a late 2010 snake been poorly kept for the last 2 years an only really the size of a 1 yr old boa. Used to b real docile until its come into my hands
Just needs some TLC and time to settle and get used to you. Is a positive thing that it "used to be tame" you have something to work with there and will no doubt bring it out of its shell with time and patience.
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Its a stunning snake female coral sunglow boa. Ldza orange on her sides
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