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RE: I've kept several

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Posted by: KevColubrid at Thu May 29 22:50:12 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevColubrid ]  
   

"Many racers and coachwhips tame with handling and even seem to appreciate it but it's a longer process than with a Ball Python and it's likely that, as in the Oscar-winning film, there will be blood."

Well said! I've kept numerous yellow bellied racers, adults and juvies both, and I think the same can be said for both of them. They don't like being watched while they eat. I had a young blue racer that I kept for over a year. I knew he was eating, because I'd throw two or three pinkies into his cage, and come back later to find them gone, and him fatter. But never once did I ever see him eat, and if I was present, he wouldn't eat. The same went for the juvenilles I kept, I could get them to eat pinkies without much of a problem just so long as they were small enough. But they were very sensitive to being watched.

The same cannot be said for the coachwhips that I keep. It's like a shark frenzy

Kevin


   

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