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RE: kingsnake bonding

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Posted by: Bluerosy at Tue Apr 22 11:15:53 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Bluerosy ]  
   

My one male cali is about 16 years old, and has for his WHOLE life, only excepted his mate at breeding season. Any other time, he will freak out if she is near, and she does the same. They are only bred to each other, and you'd think they would get used to one an other. Nope, he wont allow ANY snake near him normally.

That is not bonding kingsnakes. I suggest you read FR post again as you completely missed out what and HOW to bond snakes.

I keep my Florida kings together that I kept together (usually multi het siblings)when they start feeding on hoppers. I tend to do things a little different than FR does in I keep the group together in a rack (in close proximity) until they feed on hoppers (about 3 months of age) and then put them together in groups of 1.2 where they remain together for the rest of their lives in that group.



I will post a part of FR's post again since you missed it:

This is so easy to test. Raise clutches together and they not only do not eat each other, but they form bonds even within a group. Yes, they pair bond. And will seek their mate out to be with(attend) and to copulate.
When they are raised together, they will not eat each other until starving. And keepers commonly starve snakes, by routine(ask if your interested) But if you put an individual from another clutch in with them, simply put its dinner. And visa versa.
We do have to understand, its behavior, and again, behavior is not all or nothing. So from that point, bonding can also be done with young animals from different clutches. And even rarely with adults. But its all about degree. The strongest bonds are from the nest.
Let me make something clear, when putting adults together, I would not call that bonding or bonded in any way. So I agree, if you practice raising a social animal in a solitary way, I would not expect the to bond with others of their own kind and the reason is simple, they do not know what their OWN kind is.


   

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