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Old 12-03-02, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rating of tameness

Of the various "popular" snakes within these forums what are the degrees of temperament and and handleability of the various snakes

Of my own snakes-from most friendly: the 3yo Ball python (Monty) then Hole the cornsnake to asphyxia the BCI.

If any one has the time some popular lizards would also be interesting.. mine the leos very friendly and the veiled cham nasty

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Old 12-03-02, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My BP is very relaxed almost all of the time and will slither onto my hand from his enclosure. My baby corn snake does not like to be picked up but is very dosile once calmed down. My kingsnake also hates to be picked up and calms down most times but will also musk and squirm and rattle his tail a lot too.
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one of our kings used to musk every time you handled him, but hasn't in a while. all our boids are friendly and seem to enjoy being handled to the point of not wanting to go back into the cage, and our corns are zippy.
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my brazilian rainbow was nuts, throwing her whole body at u. now she's cool. bci beauty! hardly handle her but never a hiss, blood pythons.....hiss alot but once their out their nice but a handful. macklots python...watch that feeding response. young corns.....scared to death of anything bigger than a fuzzy. florida kings....wanna fight me all the time. bcc......... fine and dandy. spotted pythons......beauts again. everglades ratsnake..........nutters plain and simple. hogg island boas.........erm....nice. green anaconda.......amazingly calm and very heavy. yellow anaconda...........plain and simple crazy. emerald tree boas.......ok but don't get fingers too close. american aligator.........used to be fine but recently had a very close call (bit my shirt) 20ft retic............nuff said
unfortunatly these arnt all mine but they are where i work!!!!!!! plus a few hundred leopard geckos, 60 odd beardies which are both..........nice!!!!!
word of the day.........pleasant.
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green anaconda.......amazingly calm and very heavy. yellow anaconda...........plain and simple crazy.
Wild Anacondas are quite hostile so I'm curious. What do you mean with the yellow being "plain and simple crazy"?

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sometimes u can handle her for a minute and all seems good then for no reason she will piss all over u, strike and then calm down, and then do the same again. maybe i should have said unpredictable (but then again aren't all snakes
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from my snakes I would have to say: ball python, blood python, burmese pythons, spotted pythons, corn snakes, amazon tree boa.
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I only have kingsnakes, but each of them has thier own "personality". My Banana Cal king is my most tame, I can just put my hand in his tank and he will crawl onto it. My snow albino Cal King will rattle from time to time, but is OK once out of her tank. The albino banana musks almost everytime she's held(still a neonate). My Knoblochi I'd say is the second calmest, and my Mexican Black is the worst of them all, she strikes and bites whenever she's in a bad mood(especially around feeding time).

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I would say our Diamond Pythons, and the new file snakes are our best handlers,
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Our BCC imitates a stick. the BCIs and BPs are curious but seem to like handling, the burms used to hiss but now they "stand up" when some one comes into the room (they know that when the top opens they come out), the kings occassionly mist, the corns are reluctant to coming out of the cage, are happy to go back in but tolerate handling with curiousity. our new Viper Boas haven't been aggresive but we've only had them for a day so it's hard to tell.
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Lots of variation in ours even among those of the same species. Our common boas vary from one who is totally easy going and very curious, to one who is reserved, doesn't move much when she is held and prefers one person to one who is very clingy - never wants to be without a firm grip on things. They are the most placid of our snakes, they don't seem to resist anything.

Our corns are easy going, tolerant, take everything in stride. The snows are the most tolerant, then the amels, the creamsicles the most intense, blizzard is the most cautious, the butter thinks everything is food. The ratsnake is much more curious and seems to actually be more intelligent - watches more and seems to be processing information - maybe just his habit of cocking his head. All like to be held, more active than the boas.

The various milks and kings we have are very active (hyper idiots) as babies but settle down as they mature. Our old kingsnake will play dead if you coil him up and lay him on his back. Our mature hondurans are just like a garden hose, they put up with anything - but as youngsters they were always looking for an escape route, getting themselves wedged into any corner of the cage and generally getting into all sorts of trouble. Our Mexican black is one of our most reliable for not biting, but I have heard that they can be a problem. The pueblans and mexican milk as well as the variable kings seem to tolerate handling but would really rather be left alone.

Our Jungle carpets are most nervous, cautious about being observed and handled, but not aggressive, the Irians are active and not as cautious, don't know that they like to be handled but they tolerate it better than the jungles. We have a jungle coastal cross who is a real show-off - always cruising and much more confident than the jungles we have.

While a few of ours (jungles and milks) were nippy as little babies, none are aggressive now - they just appreciate a bit of warning before they are picked up, a sense of security when they are being handled and not being restrained excessively.

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Red tail boas have great temperaments. So far everyone has agreed. I've had my boa for a year now and she's wonderful. She's calm, likes to be held and very patient. She lets me do anything to her and never seems to get difficult. Here's an example, like an idiot I left her in the car once. I didn't think it would hurt, I was only going to be a minute. Came back she moved off the dash board and wrapped herself under my seat. I tugged and pulled to try to get her out. She did nothing except wet her pants, so to speak. I went home and took the bottom of my seat apart and set her free. Even through that whole ordeal, like usual she stretched her head towards me and wrapped herself around my body and wrapped her tail under my shirt like always. I hope this helps.
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Red tail boas have great temperaments. So far everyone has agreed. I've had my boa for a year now and she's wonderful. She's calm, likes to be held and very patient. She lets me do anything to her and never seems to get difficult. Here's an example, like an idiot I left her in the car once. I didn't think it would hurt, I was only going to be a minute. Came back she moved off the dash board and wrapped herself under my seat. I tugged and pulled to try to get her out. She did nothing except wet her pants, so to speak. I went home and took the bottom of my seat apart and set her free. Even through that whole ordeal, like usual she stretched her head towards me and wrapped herself around my body and wrapped her tail under my shirt like always. I hope this helps.

thats why you can't turn your back on a snake... cause next momment they're off exploring unless they're busy eating....
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