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Old 10-15-17, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Weird behavior???

So I have a 3 month old male clown morph ball. I know balls are normally “head shy” and don’t like you to touch anywhere around their heads; however, mine will literally push his head in between my hand and fingeres wanting me to rub the top and bottom of his head simultaneously!! I worried and thought he might have mites but I’ve checked him thoroughly and he’s perfect!!! So do I just have a snake that actually loves to have his head and face rubbed!?!?
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Old 10-17-17, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Weird behavior???

No. Head shyness is not when they touch you with their head, it is if you touch them with your hand or finger, especially from above on the top of the head or on the sides of the neck. I don't think your snake wants a rub, however it may be indifferent to it if that's where he was nosing about. Lots of snakes can become less head shy over time, however.
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Old 10-26-17, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Weird behavior???

Both my snakes do this too. I think to them it just looks like a small space they can squeeze into and they somehow think they can hide on the other side of it?

They also are both head shy, so if I boop them on the head they'll flinch away super hard. But I've also touched their heads enough that if it's not really sudden and I do it a few times, they'll calm down and be ok with it.
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