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Old 09-08-03, 06:28 PM   #54 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan-2003
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Its all up to the person whether they need to handle their snake or not. For the snake, the less handling the better off they are.
I don't mean to be rude or anything. Rather I am just asking a question. How exactly do you know this? I mean of course snakes can't talk.

I'm going to have to disagree. No snakes enjoy being handled, hence it present -some- level of stress on them. Not all snakes are highly stessed by it, and some tolerate it extremely well, but it is not something they enjoy, hence it must cause -some- level of stress, though not apparently evident.
Again, I don't know if there is enough information to present that as a fact. Also, I've heard and seen on the discovery channel that a little bit of stress in captive animals is good for them. This is due to the fact that it keeps them active and aware of their surroundings as they would be in the while, or something of the like.
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