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Old 28-12-2008, 08:20 PM
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Well I got my very first snake today, an adult corn snake.
I was told she was due for a feed today so after she had a few hours to settle in I offered her a thawed mouse, moving it around. She eventually got interested and starting tongueing at it and got into a strike position then I shifted a little bit and she was away.
Me being a beginner and all, decided it was better to keep trying to get her to feed, so I followed her with the mouse (which had by this time scented my hands because I'd picked it back up to put on the tongs).
She ran off and stupid me having taken off the entire RUB lid got out underneath my bed. Again, me being slightly over confident, I followed her and reached out to pick her up.
I was abit shocked when she bit me and zoomed off underneath my cabinet. The bite was enough to draw blood and made me abit un confident on trying to pick her up again.
Anyway finnaly got her back in the RUB and I'm leaving the mouse in with her (is that alright?).
Any suggestions to getting use to handling this snake without her biting me, or was I just going abit too fast?
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Old 28-12-2008, 08:27 PM
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Hi, congratulations on your first snake! I would leave it a week before offering again and only going in to change water. he/she is probaly quite freaked out after the journey home and the new enviroment. Dont worry though and at least you got the first bite out of the way
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Old 28-12-2008, 08:32 PM
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leave it with her she will probably eat it over night .. after give her a few days too settle
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Old 28-12-2008, 08:38 PM
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Well good news is she's eaten it. I'll leave her for a few days now, hopefully she'll calm down like you've said.
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Old 28-12-2008, 08:39 PM
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Give her a few days to settle in. I leave the mice in with my corns overnight and theres no problems with them eating.

With regards to handling, once shes settled in she should be fine. Try not to handle for about 48 hours after feeding, this gives the snake time to digest its food and reduces the chance of her striking at you thinking you are food.
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Old 28-12-2008, 11:32 PM
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Think it was just a misguided feeding response as she had just got intrested in the mouse you were offering her, then got confused!! im willing to bet she"s not going to be a biter, so dont loose confidence, you should be ok!!
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Old 28-12-2008, 11:47 PM
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And remember not to handle a snake with hands smelling of food

Congrats on your 1st snake and 1st snake bite.
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Old 28-12-2008, 11:55 PM
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Looking at the bite with the blood wiped away... it's pretty pitiful and won't make to good a war wound lol. Thanks for the advice and the congratulations, I'll just need to be abit more careful next time.
Shame I didn't get to see her eat though.
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