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Old 26-05-2012, 10:34 PM
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ive got 2, male and female, they both tolerate any amount of handling.
funnily enough they were both rescues. the female was only 1 foot when i got her 2 months ago, she was striking none stop and so skinny, after a week she was eating and never bit once. now shes 4 foot and very very nice!
my male is around 4 foot, he was a rescue from a friend of mine, also very nice. they dont deserve theyre reputation.
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Old 26-05-2012, 10:38 PM
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even when you get them from a young age? are they still aggresive when theyve grown on? they do look lovely. Glad he's in the right hand now though
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Old 26-05-2012, 10:45 PM
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even when you get them from a young age? are they still aggresive when theyve grown on? they do look lovely. Glad he's in the right hand now though
theyre like any snake when young, not used to handling.
theyre just like any other big snake!
they just need the work putting in, at around a year old they start with attitude but they just need respect
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Old 26-05-2012, 10:57 PM
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I have a pair that have been good as gold, in all honesty.

My male, I've had for about two and a half years, he's now around 8ft and never given me any grief. Can be a bit flighty now and again though.

My female I've only had for just over a year, she's around eleven feet, but she's actually very calm.

So they do exist.


In saying that, I wouldn't get complacent with them, just in case.
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Old 26-05-2012, 10:59 PM
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A calm 11ft snake, must be so nice
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Old 27-05-2012, 12:52 AM
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some rocks will never tame whereas some will calm down,its down to individuals much like other snakes but rocks on percentage are more likely to be aggressive than the other giants in my experience,put it this way i was struck at by 13 out of 14 big adults lol but you have to wonder if many captive generations would calm them down like its done for many retics
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Old 27-05-2012, 01:23 AM
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OK then, so they're not as bad as described. Might put them on the list of snakes I dream about keeping.
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Old 27-05-2012, 02:04 AM
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some rocks will never tame whereas some will calm down,its down to individuals much like other snakes but rocks on percentage are more likely to be aggressive than the other giants in my experience,put it this way i was struck at by 13 out of 14 big adults lol but you have to wonder if many captive generations would calm them down like its done for many retics
Must be the 'Lynx' effect! try 'Old Spice'
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Old 27-05-2012, 06:02 AM
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mine was pretty temperamental. you just gotta learn the signs and be careful when there having a grumpy day. great snakes though.
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Old 27-05-2012, 08:10 AM
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Answering your question directly: yes, i do have an afrock and, yes, she is the tamest snake i've ever known to exist! Not only that, but she's probably the largest captive afrock you'll ever get a chance to see and so, combining size with reputation, she would probably scare the Hell out of you and therefore be the LAST snake on Earth you would ever want to hold. Wrong! She was raised with care and patiente and today i'm proud to say that she's priceless
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