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Old 05-15-18, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fostering/adopting snake

Originally Posted by CBK View Post
Quick update:

We have had the snake about a week and a half now. He's lovely but it's clear he hasn't been handled all that much (or perhaps he gets excited when he first comes out or is just getting to know us). He has eaten and done all the other things he's supposed to do. He had a full shed before he was picked up which was left in with him so we were able to see that.

He was in a filthy condition (probably not been cleaned out since before Christmas) but quite healthy and happy although the guy who was trying his best to look after him gave him a half eaten wild rat that his cat caught and lost interest in!!!

I'm a bit scared of the size he's going to become (he's around 4-5ft now) as I've only had experience with Royals, Corns and Brazilian Rainbow Boas but he is lovely. We are still spending time researching and any information or good sources of information would be appreciated.
That snake will grow but don't be afraid of the size he'll become. It's likely he's more than a few years old and the growth will be slow so you'll get used to it. Also just feed a moderate diet and it'll be fine.

Oh, if the snake is "excited" when first coming out I'm assuming you mean he moves quick and seems to be flighty. I find with this species they like to have their tail "grounded" by wrapping it around a wrist or something. This makes them feel secure from falling and injuring themselves. You can also handle the snake closer to the ground or table so it feels more secure.
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