Handling Ball Pythons
Follow these simple rules, and you will get a Ball Python bite in no time lol (Obviously, if you want to avoid getting a Ball Python bite, just do the opposite)
Some tips to on How to get yourself a Ball Python Bite:
Tip 1 Don't wear gloves while feeding your Ball Python.
Tip 2 HAND FEED your Ball Python. Dangle a rat infront of him and expect your ball python not to bite you.
Tip 3 Handle a rat before you handle your Ball Python, that'll surely confuse your Ball python and you'll surely get a snake bite eventually.
Tip 4 Harass your Ball Python. Flashy lights, ball pythons hate those, or at least one of mine does. He hates the camera flash and strikes at it. Poking your Ball Python with a stick also helps.
Tip 5 Let a kid throw your Ball Python around and treat it like a toy.
Here's how to AVOID a Ball Python bite:
Tip 1 Wear gloves or just drop the mouse or rat in the Ball Python's Habitat and let it hunt. There really is no need to hand feed a living mouse or rat to your Ball Python. No benefit whatsoever. If you're worried they'll get bit by the prey, always have a chopstick, spoon anything you can lodge between the prey's mouth while it is being constricted(usually less than a minute and they are dead).
Tip 2 If you have to dangle a mouse or rat infront of your Ball Python, tongs. ALWAYS use tongs when dangling prey! They sense heat, and you are hotter than the prey, so obviously it'll strike at you. They only strike when they smell their prey, so if you just want to handle your Ball Python, you shouldn't be afraid to get bitten, unless you smell like a mouse/rat/gerbil etc. If it's a live mouse or rat, just let your Ball Python hunt it, no need to dangle it infront of him.
Tip 3 Wash your hands before and after handling your Ball Python pet to remove any scent of prey, to avoid him confusing you for a prey item.
Tip 4 Learn to read your Ball Python's body language, know when he's stressed and about to strike.When you see the "S" form, it means stay the hell away from me. One of my Ball Pythons hate flashy lights, and he gets ready to strike whenever a camera goes off, he's in permanent S form after two or three flashes, it's kinda funny. Avoid excessive handling, Ball Pythons don't enjoy handling, they just tolerate it. By excessive I mean an hour plus, once your Ball Python is already used to daily handling.
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