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Aquarium 14 by xRaynierx Aquarium 14 by xRaynierx
NC aquarium :)

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xRaynierx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Maybe she does like it a little bit more cozy :3 It seems like you are making progress with her, which is fantastic! I'm glad someone's willing to do it!
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CrackHappens Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Usually a defensive bite from a constrictor is kept open mouthed in order to jar and rake you, they don't hit and constrict like they do with prey ha ha.
But yeah, she was chill with me today, I upped her temperatures just a little to help with the healing for her tongue, she seems to like it a lot though, I might just leave it.
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xRaynierx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
That sounds...very, very painful...unfortunately most people aren't equipped with common sense. Jerking back is always their first instinct, which is so crazy to me...common sense would show that if something sharp has ahold of you, jerking would only tear the flesh...but anyways, that's just me. When she bit you, did you have to pry her off, or did gripping behind her massive head work? I'm just trying to picture a snake that big and trying to free yourself from it...but with time hopefully she'll be able to be more comfortable and relaxed around you, and take some of her anxiety away.
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CrackHappens Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
yeah getting bitten by her is like getting hit with a metal bat...with teeth...
I know how to "take a bite" or however you want to put it, less knowledgeable handlers tend to still have their knee-jerk reaction and pull back and end up getting hurt a lot worse and sometimes the snake will even lose teeth that way. Luckily she's not too snappy, she's mostly wanting to cut and run and she can move a lot faster than you would think given her size, she's a difficult handle but with some time and conditioning she should mellow out.
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xRaynierx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Geeze...has she ever lashed out to bite you? I know I'd be nervous myself, which isn't good, because then that makes the snake nervous too, but with her size I don't think I could help but be nervous. I'm glad she was given to you, like you said, given to an inexperienced handler she'd be more likely to get hurt, or mistreated because of ignorance. And I'm glad that her little tongue is okay, that's got to hurt!
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CrackHappens Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Good lord, head shy is an understatement...if you touch her she goes into death throes like she's been shot or something, its really difficult to handle a nervous snake this big, its good she was brought here and not given to some inexperienced handler.
As for her tongue, its fine, its kind of one of those things-that-happen, we're keeping an eye out for infection but she's using it like normal so our vet says she'll be fine.
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xRaynierx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
AWWW :( She bit her own tongue? Good grief, is she okay? I know I'd be a little nervous, knowing she wasn't handled and such. Is she head shy? I'd assume yes, at least a little? and being that big, I'm sure she knows she's got some weight to throw around...You have your hands full!
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Nao-Nao-kun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HELL YEAH!
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CrackHappens Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I'd probably start with a 4x6 then upgrade to something like a 6x8 or maybe an 8x10 if I got a pair instead of just one, something big enough to do half water and half land.

And yeah, I just got a new red tail, she's 10 years old, 8.5 ft, and weighs more than my labradoodle...and she just bit her tongue earlier...ugh it bled everywhere and she was never handled at her old home so its hard to help her.
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xRaynierx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
How big would the enclosure have to be? And new boaaaaa? :)
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