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Posted by: ajcur17 at Thu Jan 30 11:08:55 2020  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ajcur17 ]  
   

We recently adopted a 3yr old milk snake who was fairly regularly handled. Very docile and eats really well. (He ate when we got him home since it was feeding day). But everytime I handle him for any amount of time he bites me and chews. He never gives any warning signs of hissing, striking, rattling his tail, musking, pooping, coiling. He doesnt do anything before he bites and chews. I have just been trying to pick him up once a day in the evenings to 1. Get him used to my scent and 2. Just give him a once over to make sure he feels and looks alright in his new environment. The last two times he has bitten me he does a little twitch with the front half of his body, not involuntarily, it seems deliberate and then he either looks around a little more and then bites or he just goes in and bites and gives a little chew with it. If anyone has experienced this or has any thoughts I would love to know because this is my first snake and i want him to be comfortable with us. Thanks


   

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