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Old 01-04-2012, 11:27 AM
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Not encountered this before but we got a 5 foot female granite Burmese this week, handled fine in the buying stages, travelled her home in a rub and suddenly she's terrified of everything swings around wildly when picked up and hides her head under her body, no issues with being bitten but I don't want to stress her, but I'm not gonna not handle her either

Any advice? Cheers guys
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:56 AM
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Not encountered this before but we got a 5 foot female granite Burmese this week, handled fine in the buying stages, travelled her home in a rub and suddenly she's terrified of everything swings around wildly when picked up and hides her head under her body, no issues with being bitten but I don't want to stress her, but I'm not gonna not handle her either

Any advice? Cheers guys
just leave her for a week or two, only go in to change water or spot clean. I find that even though burms are tough snakes they frighten quite easily. Just let it settle then see how it goes from there
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:58 AM
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take it she had a week to settle?
try the sock/cloth trick an see if that helps
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Yeah that's what I figured I'm getting a 4x2x2 for her today so I'll pop her in there and leave her for a week or 2 she let's me spot pick, well she's currently sat in her water bowl but that's no use for mite spray lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:59 AM
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take it she had a week to settle?
try the sock/cloth trick an see if that helps


Sock cloth.? Tell more lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:59 AM
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yea she sounds scared she will settle,prob wonderin who u are and where is she goin and where is my owner gone!
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:00 PM
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Cheers guys never had in before in years of keeping but she's a stunner pcs up later!
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:55 PM
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put a sock or cloth in your pocket for a few hours then leave it in the viv. helps them get used to your scent, worked well for my slightly feisty rat snake. just replace it every couple of days
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:39 PM
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all very normal,burmese are not very good travellers and need time to sort themselfs out after!! best thing to do is leave her alone for a few days then offer food and leave for another few days. best to start off tap traning with her straight away and keep it up. i find any burmese i have travelled with are a bit freaked for a few days after so best left alone. some will eat the moment you get them home and settle down quickly but the older they get travel can knock them out of sorts!!
looking forword to pictures!! nice pick up!!
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