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RE: Banded Cali King behaviour

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Posted by: rockratt at Thu Feb 21 04:41:51 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rockratt ]  
   

I woud not stress on it at all, this is VERY normal behavior for kingsnakes. Even my adult will occasionally rattle their tails. I have two little guys maybe about the same age as yours and they rattle their tails quite a bit. I would recommend only holding them every few days for a few minutes. Next go into their cage daily without messing with them and clean out the cage, add water, whatever. This will help them feel better in the long run. Another thing is try not to take them out from their hiding area too often. Mine either bury themselves under the bedding or under a rock area. They seem to be more skiddish when I do have to find them in their hiding spots and rattle their tails. they also musk quite often which is not the best smell, specially when it is all over your hand. Don't worry though they will get more accustomed to you over the years. I have five Cal Kings aged 5-8 years old, three adults and two babies aged about 6-7 months.

Baby Banded

Baby Aberrant

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1.0.0 Lampropeltis getulus californiae Adult(Banded, Coastal Phase)
1.0.0 Lampropeltis getulus californiae baby(Banded, Desert Phase)
0.1.0 Lampropeltis getulus californiae Striped San Diego Phase
0.1.0 Lampropeltis getulus californiae Adult Aberrant High White
0.1.0 Lampropeltis getulus californiae Baby Aberrant
1.0.0 Hydrodynastes Gigas False Water Cobra
0.0.2 Thamnophis sirtalis Canadian Common garter Snake
0.0.1 Tupinambis teguixin Columbain Tegu
0.0.1 Varanus exanthematicus Savannah Monitor
0.0.1 Eublepharis macularius Pastel Leopard Gecko
1.1.0 Gopherus agassizii California Desert Tortoises
0.0.4 Sceloporus occidentalis Western Fence Lizards
0.0.1 Eumeces skiltonianus Western Skink
2.1.0 Trachemys scripta elegans Red Eared Sliders
1.1.0 Mustela putorius furo Ferrets
1.0.0 Nymphicus hollandicus White faced Cockatiel
0.1.0 Nymphicus hollandicus Albino Cockatiel
0.2.0 Mini Rex rabbits
0.1.0 American Bulldog


   

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