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How To Handle A Pet Snake?

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Whether you are a first-time owner of a snake, or if you are just looking into the idea, there are certain things that you need to consider. For example, what you feed them, and how to handle them, if you should at all. Most snakes are very good at being handled, but you will need to check for the specific species that you want to have. If you are a beginner, most starter snakes are fine to be handled, if you know how.

The first thing that you should always do is to remember to wash your hands before picking them up. Make sure to rinse them off very well too. When you do pick them up, be gentle. They do not respond well to rough and fast movements. And never, or certainly not until you are very familiar with them, hold them next to your head. That is threatening to them, and they may respond badly to it. The younger the snake, the more movements they are going to make, so be sure to support their whole body if possible to stop you accidentally dropping them. Remember, all snakes may bite, so be cautious, and always wash your hands after handling them.

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