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    Posted: 04 May 2008 at 4:43pm

So, it's Boa Feeding Day, and my snake knew it, but I didn't have any mouse. I noticed she was low on water, and I figured I'd handle her a bit before I refilled it. So, like a silly person, I reached in to hold her. Thing was, she was expecting food, and her head was already poking out of her hide log, seeing what was going on. So she lunged, and grabbed my thumb. Good news is, she knew it was me really quick and let go. I know she recognized my "flavor" simply because I've seen her in action, and when she bites something, she normally WON'T let go. She grabbed a sock once, and it took me about 15 minutes to get it from her...

Thing was, her teeth are so sharp, and she's was so quick, it didn't really hurt. Don't worry, I disinfected it with alcohol.

TL;DR: Feed snakes when they are hungry. Don't try to play with them.

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So I learned a bit of boa constrictor anatomy. They have multiple rows of very sharp teeth that apparently hook backwards. Sucks to be a mouse...

Here's proof:



Edited by DeTrevni - 05 May 2008 at 4:34pm
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Hydrogen Peroxide > alcohol for this type of thing.
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Well, then for the sake of not losing my thumb to bacterial infection, TO THE H2O2 MOBILE!
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Nice.

I use hydro peroxide for everything.
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Pic of snake?
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Originally posted by Benjichang Benjichang wrote:

Hydrogen Peroxide > alcohol for this type of thing.


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Pic of snake?
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I'll do better. I'll get a vid of her feeding. Unfortunately, my camera doesn't do sound, but there's really no sound to record...
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FEEDIN MAH SNAKE DAY!!!!
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a guy i work with has a snake and he has a separate tank that he puts the snake in for feeding. that way the snake should never connect being in his large tank with eating.
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Pic updated. Post-blood aftermath. Sorry, no mouse yet.

 

BTW: She's a 3-4' boa. Rather hard to measure a snake. Anyway, she was hatched last may, so she's about a year old. She'll get around 6' and about as wide as my arm. I guess I should be glad she's still on the small side. At least she knows me.

Merc: I do the same thing, but she's young, so she may not be quite used to it yet. Also, she may have just been defending her territory, as I didn't really make my presence known. I just reached in. Either way, it's the first time that's happened, and since she let go rather quick, I'll assume she's not just mean spirited.



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Nice wound. I agree on the hydrogen peroxide statement.
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i think you should be on the show Heroes after seeing that second pic

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Nah. It doesn't heal rediculously fast. The teeth are just insanely sharp. To be honest, when she bit me, I was all like, "Hah! She just bit me! Didn't even hurt!" Then I looked back a few seconds later and blood was dripping. My thought process was, "Woah, better clean that up. After getting pics for the forum."

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Or people that just like snakes. Though I can be pretty creepy sometimes!

Anyway, I just checked the vid. Bad lighting, can't see anything. I'll get some pics of the snake tomorrow, after she's settled. You're not supposed to handle snakes or stress them after feeding.

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Nice wound. I agree on the hydrogen peroxide statement.
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