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Old 27-05-2009, 09:36 PM
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i was wondering if anyone has got any tips to make it easier for me to pick up my baby corn. He is very skittish, which i know is to be expected from a baby. Plus i'm new to all this myself.

which is why i was wondering if anyone can help with some tips please.

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Old 27-05-2009, 09:43 PM
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Just be confident as they can tell if your a bit nervous... Honestly, I a bit weary when I got my first corn but you realise pretty quick their cheecky little habits
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I would just be confident and pick up your snake. If you are scared and hesitate the snake can pick up on this and makes the snake skittish. With more handling it will become easier to handle your snake.

Only other thing would be to come from the side and not from above to pick up your snake. If you could from above it may think your a predator.

(Don't be afraid of being bitten by a baby corn snake it does not hurt!)
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make very slow and deliberate moves, if you are calm it will help the snake calm down.
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Thanks for the help. you are very right i do need to get more confidence.

I was wondering as the tub that he's in at the moment i'm having to come from above, so i there any thing i can do so he isn't so frightened.

thanks

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Old 27-05-2009, 09:48 PM
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Hi

Thanks for the help. you are very right i do need to get more confidence.

I was wondering as the tub that he's in at the moment i'm having to come from above, so i there any thing i can do so he isn't so frightened.

thanks

murielh240
Just make sure he is aware of you before you take hold of him.
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the best thing to do is just get stuck in the more you do it the better for your confidence
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If you want proof it doesn't hurt, my 12 year old boy got bitten by a 5ft King snake last weekend, and all he said was "I think it just bit me"
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Old 27-05-2009, 09:54 PM
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hi

i would like to say a big thank you.

i will try and be more confident, especially as once i've got him i'm fine and i love holding him.

its just getting use to the inital picking him up.

so thanks

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Old 27-05-2009, 10:11 PM
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If it's the speed that worries you, pop the plug in the bath and pop it's rub/tank in there to start with, or into a large plastic box. Then if it gets away from you, you wont worry about it dissapearing
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