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Old 03-10-2010, 08:43 PM
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ive had my boy for a year now (he was 18 months old when i got him) and he still has the attitude from hell. ive tried all the previous suggestions to get him used to being handled (he had never been handled when i bought him) from touching mid body and leaving him alone to handling a couple of times a week and taking the bites. he is now at the stage he tolerates being moved from viv to rub to be cleaned out but once in the rub he becomes a demon and a nightmare to get back in the viv. he has quit biting and constricting but still tries to flee the viv and my touch. basically he is evil. lol. do they ever calm down or will this just be one of those snakes that cant adjust to being touched? im not fussed if he cant be handled for any length of time but my main concern is if he ever needed vet treatment he would be out of control.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:07 PM
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Hi moodyblue mine was the same, i even took a bite to the face, but after two years he carmed down, he never bit again
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Mine also took a couple of years to calm down
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:40 AM
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imo at that age theres not much hope of him turning into a placid snake.(this is based on only my own personal experiences with jungles.)

its only carpets i keep and all my demon carpets were jungles

all the rest settled just fine

i wish you all the best in chilling him out mate.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:30 AM
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thanks everyone. hopefully he will calm with age but if not at least ive always got my own personal adrenaline supplier just god help any vet
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:31 AM
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I wouldnt give up on him yet. keep at it
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:32 AM
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ive had my boy for a year now (he was 18 months old when i got him) and he still has the attitude from hell. ive tried all the previous suggestions to get him used to being handled (he had never been handled when i bought him) from touching mid body and leaving him alone to handling a couple of times a week and taking the bites. he is now at the stage he tolerates being moved from viv to rub to be cleaned out but once in the rub he becomes a demon and a nightmare to get back in the viv. he has quit biting and constricting but still tries to flee the viv and my touch. basically he is evil. lol. do they ever calm down or will this just be one of those snakes that cant adjust to being touched? im not fussed if he cant be handled for any length of time but my main concern is if he ever needed vet treatment he would be out of control.
mine is exactly the the same except he does not like me moving him to his rub for cleaning.
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