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Old 15-03-2009, 09:33 PM
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Do hognoses tend to be more aggressive than other snakes. Like for example...I would class snakes in order of aggresion, least to first like this;

Cornsnake, (classic, blood, ghost, ect...)
Milksnake, (pueblan, apricot, ect...)
Kingsnake, (brooksi, Mexican ect...)
Pythons, (carpet, royal, blood, rainbow ect...)
Hognose, (western ect...)

Am I right?
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Old 15-03-2009, 09:35 PM
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They tend to be quite fiesty yes
put it like this, dont get one if you cant stand being hissed and snapped at.
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Can you still handle them or is it almost every time you get them out they will have a pop at you?
And are pythons just as bad?
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Old 15-03-2009, 09:43 PM
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it all depends on the individual snake and the breed. In general pythons aren't aggressive (being royals), some pythons can be such as retics, but again it depends on the snake. Some are just snappy as juvs. A good example of this are carpet pythons.

Another example, Like some kingsnakes will be aggressive and some won't. It depends on how ofthen they're handled too.

I know plenty of hognoses which are great to handle but put up a show inside there viv.
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Ahhhh! Cool.

Yeh, my kingsnake is happy as larry all the time...so maybe I'll have a look at pythons one day...!
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I only have experience with carpet and royal pythons, both lovely in my eyes. i love royals to bits.
hoggies are smaller but they are nippy. Ive heard stories of them only hating certain people, and being nice with others. some are just nippy with everyone.
It depends on the snake, you can also get nippy milksnakes, corn snakes... lol it all depends. but the biggest majority of hoggies do take nips once in a while and get crabby when they feel the need lol
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Snakes are generally defensive not aggressive but I don't find hoggies to be difficult snakes at all. They may hiss and hood but rarely bite. Some may strike but usually with their mouth shut. They are rear fanged but they don't often bite.

Not sure about your list... I have had really bitey corns but the retic I had was a sweety and really easy to handle, so they don't conform lol
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At least when a hoggie strikes it has the decency to keep its mouth shut

And my royal is the softest thing in the world and i love her to bits.

My kingsnake is great, but still young. Sometimes she bites but rarely does she strike me. just bites and hangs on for hours.
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Lol i dunno i've been bitten by hoggies
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Old 15-03-2009, 09:58 PM
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Out of interest how big do retics get on average. I'm guessing females will be bigger, and also guessing that there temperments vary. Then again i've also heard this about anacondas lol


I still remember the day i had a look over my best friends corn, and it had a pop at me. looked more like a 10 inch worm but still came as a shock
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