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1 Year Later - Major Improvement

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Posted by: Ameron at Thu Apr 14 18:31:02 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ameron ]  
   

I have NEVER experienced such a change in behavior, in any animal nor person. This snake was so unpredictable & prone to biting that I had to rehome him to a friend near me. My friend was always afraid of him, and fed & handled him using gloves.

My situation changed across time and I wanted to swap back. His replacement, a Desert King, was a shy, timid feeder with poor hunting skills. I contacted my friend and asked about the possibility of swapping back, as my prime concern now is feeding, not handling. We made the swap back, and when I retrieved him from his "reform school", two things were noted:

1. His head was pressed up against the glass with such a forlorn look that he actually looked repentant! With a single water dish and hide spot, he was also very bored.

2. I could pick him up with ease, with no gloves, with no jerking, biting nor musking from him.

Back at home, it's like I have a completely different snake. He is active day & night, feeds like a champ on anything offered, and even seems to like interacting with me.

In my room, he explores for up to an hour as I clean or rearrange his 100-gallon vivarium. While in my room, he often climbs on or explores the rock or branch that I need NEXT in my setup. Yesterday, while I was on the floor for a moment, he explored me and climbed all over me for moments before continuing on his way to explore under some furniture.

His personality is not only calm & predictable, it reminds me of a dog in the way he explores and expresses himself. He's not only puppy-dog tame, he's puppy-dog eager.

His behavior change from Saruman, the wicked wizard, to Sardaukar, the loyal trooper, was a complete turnaround. He is amazingly active, curious & fun. It's a joy to handle and interact with him. He is the most active, curious snake that I"ve ever kept - of any species.






   

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