MY question is simply when do they become too old to be popped and need probing (as i understand it is unsafe to pop older snakes). Could you pop a 12 week old corn?
Same with probing! : victory:hi there i would say up to 3 to 4 months old you can pop a snake and then you need to prob but if you not popped a snake i would not suggest you do it till you been shown how to by experince person or got an experince person with you while you doing it as poping can still cause damage if done wrong
if done properly yes, but holding a wriggly bitey hatchling by the tail trying to hold it still enough and get the body at the right angle to be able to pop it, can be pretty tricky.Didn't think of that! But isn't the pressure but on the tail rather than the body?
just because someone else has done it doesnt mean its a great idea and it should be done. probing in my opinion is much safer on anything over 6 months. both poping and probing can cause problems. popping can cause prolapse i believe, internal bleeding, kinks and broken spines amongst others, and as for probbing, ive seen a little :censor: insist he knows what hes doing only to cause horrendous bleeding to a female as he was conviced she was a he and wudnt stop pushing :bash: either way you go both need to be shown by an exerienced competent keeper: victory:id never do it but saw a video of bob clark popping adult royals pretty easily
if you saw a video of him stamping on a snakes head would it make it right?