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Posted by: r3ptile at Mon Oct 6 16:54:14 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by r3ptile ]  
   

So I finally got my hands on a baby black throat, which I've had for a week now. I have a nice setup for him and he's had a very strong appetite, which is great.
To try to get him used me, I have been trying to handle him every day. He's been great, up until yesterday. Now he hisses, and attempts to bite me. I tried grabbing him with a sock and he went crazy on the sock, even after I took my hand out lol. I know this is defensive as opposed to "aggression" and I have come to learn (after some further opinions from owners) that the best thing to do is leave him alone for a month or so to get them used to their environment and comfortable BEFORE handling.
How many of you have had success with this strategy? I have kept many boas/pythons over the past 2 decades or so which have all grown up to have a calm temperament. My hope is that I can groom my latest addition to be the same! Thoughts from any BTM owners?


   

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