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Old 23-03-2016, 01:50 AM
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Hi today I just got my first snake she's a 4year old California king I've had her out she was really friendly and previous owner said she has always been well handled tho tonight I we t to lift her and she was jumpy and rattling her tail I also think if I had of put my hand in she would of bitten me .....I messaged previous owned and he said she had never done that before ..anyone any advice???
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Old 23-03-2016, 02:12 AM
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Leave her alone to settle for a bit and get used to her new surroundings. Tail rattling is her way of telling you to back off and leave her alone. You only got her today. Give her a week or so.
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as said leave her alone for a week or so. only disturbing to change water and spot clean etc. poor snake has been through a stressful time being transferred to new surroundings
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surely there should be a sticky on this forum with one sentence that will stop this type of post coming up every other day.

new snake. leave em alone for a bit.
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If she was a proper biter then she would have just gone for you. The tail rattling is to warn you off so down to nerves; just let her settle and she should be all right.
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Hi today I just got my first snake she's a 4year old California king I've had her out she was really friendly and previous owner said she has always been well handled tho tonight I we t to lift her and she was jumpy and rattling her tail I also think if I had of put my hand in she would of bitten me .....I messaged previous owned and he said she had never done that before ..anyone any advice???
rub the scent of a dead mouse on your hands then wiggle your index finger in front of its face - always works
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Even if i did laugh, that was mean!!!
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And that is how it's done....
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And that is how it's done....
works like a charm.

sometimes with larger snakes like retics and anacondas as well i hear if you smother yourself in pigs blood and lay in their viv with them, they will start to really love you
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