Hey there, currently new to the forums. I recently purchased in July a year old JCP. She's gorgeous and love her colours. But she has serious aggressive issues. Prior to getting her she was never handled and was in a rack. I currently have her in a 40 gallon breeder with a larger water bowl in the middle and a hide on the warm end and a hide on cooler side. Temps are all fine and her substrate is jungle mix. She has plenty of vines and climbers that she loves to chill on and CHE that's on a Herpstat. All temps/humidity are perf. She's eating a weanling rat every 2 weeks. I think she's roughly 3 ft. Ok now here's the question, when I first picked her up in July she would bite me at least 5-10 times. I wore gloves and a sweater so wasn't phased. I think I'm making progress, everytime I open the cage she lines me up but doesn't strike the glove, should I start without the glove now or would that just put me back? Once I get her out I can remove both gloves and her just move around my hands, until someone walks in that she lines them up, I can handle her for 10-15 min until she starts acting flighty. If she's hiding should I uncover her and grab her or wait til she out on her perch? I love her markings just not a fan of the attitude. Hoping she grows outa it! Also could anyone help me figure out what kinda carpet python this is. The shop I got it at didn't tell me the sex or sub species. They were feeding it a mouse fuzz ever week, now he's currently on rat fuzz because he was scarfing at least 3 mouse fuzz every week once it got back home. Right now I say it's a he and named him Oogie, but for all I know it could be a female lol.