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Posted by: genen at Mon Jan 3 18:25:30 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by genen ]  
   

I just adopted a 7 ft Retic that was brough into a petco by someone who couldn't care for him any more. He's a bit on the skinny side, but seems quite healthy with no damaged scales. He is also quite friendly letting me hold him almost any time after just a couple days of living in a new home.

He does have a feed response that keeps him wanting to bite for a while after eating, but that is normal.

I have had a Ball Python for the last 7 years who I got when he was just born so he is super tame and will just about eat a mouse out of my hands w/o biting. He's about 5ft right now and about arm thickness.

My questions are, should I do the same thing with the Retic that I have with the ball to make him friendly - namely hand hold him every day or two or put him on my lap when I'm on the computer. This seems to have made the ball be completely passive and easy going with humans.

Granted the Retic is larger, and with a head that is much bigger so is holding him in my hands regularly still advisable? I have a hook on order (never needed with the ball) so I will be able to test his mood w/o use of my hands soon.

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New Pet looking at my camera gear
New Pet looking at my camera gear


   

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