Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Hampshire
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I admire your passion and courage to deal with such animals. Now don't they have extremely powerful muscles? How do you "tame" something like that? Or do you just learn their behavior and are totally passive? Just wondering.
Certain species tend to be more aggressive than others but there are numerous other factors that determine the temperament of individual animals. The largest species I've kept were reticulated pythons that are solid muscle and were 14' long and still growing. Amazingly enough, they were the most docile snakes I ever had. I never took for granted what they were capable of doing, which is key. On the other hand, I've had 2' long species that hissed and banged against the glass trying to nail me from the time I enter the room. Needless to say, they weren't much fun to keep so they're gone.
Breeding these is pretty exciting and rewarding though. I traded 55 snakes for the one pictured. It's a leucistic Colombian rainbow boa worth about $7,500.
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