you get used to hearing it. the absolute worst and loudest hiss i ever heard was from the hoggy. i felt the air whoosh past my ear!!!! but with him its all a bluff. the rat snake isnt though. you learn when to leave them in peace. i never approach the boa when she is in shed. i just go in and do her water, pick any poo up and give her peace. once she sheds she is fine. put a lock on the snakes viv if you are scared for your youngster.doesnt that put u off tho
well the worst damn hissing, head banging snake i have is a royal. she would head but the sides of her tub trying to get at someone, fly at my nose every time i took her lid off. and catch your eye with a look and stare you out. she was frightening. i say was because she has now calmed right down. i moved her tub to the shelf nearest the room door to get her used to me going in and out. she wouldnt eat, now she is eating like a bucket. and tbh at one point i thought she was evil. but she wasnt. she had been with someone else before i bought her, but they let her intimidate them and they sold her on. i realised she was probably scared, and thats why she was acting like this. and she went for my nose every time because that was the heat scource nearest her. as i say she is fine now, but still needs watched for 'the signs' of an imminent attack!! i love her to bits.i like royals cracking snakes!!