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    snake rage

    Ok, so i'm back after a long and relaxing four months of not being here. I'm paying more attention to the main ICPS forums, but i decided to pay a visit here again.

    So, here's the story. I have a beautiful albino corn snake (i'm a newbie) that i've kept for about seven years now. To keep him small, we limit one fuzzy mouse per week, although he has been getting quite a bit bigger. He was always very calm and never did anything out of the ordinary. Except now.

    Recently, when i went in to pick him up to transfer him to his feeding tank, he bit me. I had washed my hands clean before i did that, so there was no foreign scent. He bit my dad to when he picked him up to. He now strikes whenever we try to pick him up now.

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    Maybe he's a bit more territorial as he ages?
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    Where do you feed him? do you feed him in his terrarium? if you so he might think that whatever goes in there is food now, so you may want to feed him in a different bucket... Also, one fuzzy a week?!?!? That seeems like nothing for a corn snake! Maybe he's just hungry!? Feeding him less will only keep him much much skinnier I think, not shorter. Try feeding him adult mice once a week. That's what I do with mine. Good luck! That's all I can think of... hehe

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    I would agree with Devon. Not enought food! You can't feed something small portions of food and not expect it to grow. The snake needs larger meals. If they are full they tend to be less nippy! Also if the only time you handle the snake is when you feed it that could also be the problem.
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    Of course. That'll teach me to post in a topic I don't fully understand.
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    Of course. That'll teach me to post in a topic I don't fully understand.
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    Also if the only time you handle the snake is when you feed it that could also be the problem.
    Oh yeah, that also makes sense, hehe.

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    Yes, we are going to feed him larger meals. That was one of my ideas that i forgot to post.

    No, we do not feed him in his home tank. We feed him in a separate tank.

    Perhaps it's just that he really is a lot hungirer, hence the aggression... how stupid of me.
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    How big is he? Corn snakes don't get to large so I would think you will never go larger then a larger rat. Go to where you get the feeders and tell them how large your snake is they can recommend the size of food to get. Feed it and give it a couple of days and then try and handle it. Again if you want it to be use to you handle it as much as you can. Hold it while you watch TV or what ever. Let it get used to you. If you only handling it when you feed it that can be the problem too! Corn snake bits don't hurt that much anyway!
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