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Old 14-12-2014, 10:53 PM
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I don't have a hook for my hognose and i haven't thought of getting one either.

Do you have a hook?
if so what snake do you handle with the hook?
do you have any snake that you don't handle with a hook?
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Old 14-12-2014, 10:56 PM
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Have one

Never used it
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:07 PM
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I have 7 hooks of various sizes. I use them on virtually everything. Most of the time with the non venomous its just being too lazy to bend over to pick them out of the bin. With the venomous it is obviously an advantage to keep away from the sharp end.

So for handling anything from a 6" rubber boa to a 8' snouted cobra
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:12 PM
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I have a hook for the Retic. As with most Retics, she's very food oriented. So, there's not much chance I just stick my hand, straight in the viv. Hook gets used for tap training, and to get her out of the viv.
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:16 PM
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Yes I use hooks for the reticulated, burmese and coastal carpet pythons. Also my boiga.
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:19 PM
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I've got one rather rubbish one, used to use it to pull my female royal closer to the doors otherwise she would strike. I use it now and then to poke my corn snake before getting her out, she's a bite first think later kind of snake, although it's become pretty pointless since she tried to eat the damn thing a few weeks ago..

Mostly I use it to reach things I'm to short to get myself
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:31 PM
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I just use one for the bitty ones like the carpets before i put my hand in the rubs also for the retic get her used to it the rest i just pick them straight out
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:47 PM
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I just use one for the bitty ones like the carpets before i put my hand in the rubs also for the retic get her used to it the rest i just pick them straight out
Had to google carpet python to see the latin name for carpet python.

Now i know what snake it is.

Ive walked past a young one several times when i get some supplies for my gecko, its always in strike position

Is it common for carpets to be aggressive?
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:50 PM
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Have got one, not for any aggression issues though. Just use it when I can't grip my corn to get him out of a hide. Barely had to use it however.
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Old 14-12-2014, 11:55 PM
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I tried hooks, but tbh they are even worse than rubs, now I keep them all in vivs. They looked good on the wall but it was really hard to get a thermal gradient and the substrate kept falling on the floor
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