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The reality is...

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Posted by: KevinM at Mon Sep 13 09:18:41 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

some uros never adjust well to handling. Just like snake species, some uro species appear to be more inclined to human interaction than others, with individuality within those species. Egyptians can be either incredibly docile, or holy terrors from articles and information I have read about them. I have a five year old mali I purchased as a baby. She still does not tolerate handling well. She will tail whip and run away like crazy. I do not want to stress her so keep handling to a minimum like during cage cleaning, routine inspections, etc. I know she will never be a lap pet to the degree a bearded dragon, cornsnake, or ball python will be. She isnt super shy and will bask out in the open during the day and feed. She just jets away when I open the cage and is very skittish when humans approach her directly. My younger male mali is also a bit skittish, but less prone to run away when held in hand. Not uber tame, but better than the older female. Still, I dont consider them lap pets and keep handling to a minimum. They can stress easily if constantly harrassed. I know you are excited about the thought of having a nice big eygptian uro to hold and interact with. It can happen, but at their pace, and maybe not at all.


   

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