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Bite Scared

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Alexis hawkins, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Alexis hawkins

    Alexis hawkins Active Member

    Does any one have any advice for a bite virgin? I just have bad nerves.
    Its not the pain that I'm scared of, its my fear when handling my boa and the panic and shock from a bite?
  2. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Best way is just to wear gloves! You will both get used to each other that way, and when you trust each other the gloves will come off.

    After awhile you will realize bites aren't a big deal, and even laugh about it. Just don't jerk away or the snake could get hurt, try not to react. But like I said if you start with gloves you won't have this problem.
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Unless dealing with a large snake, it's the fear and shock of a bite that gets you, not the pain itself. Most smaller snake bites is sort of like being scratched by a piece of Velcro.
    As you get to know your snake you will get to know it's body language and you can relax a bit.
    We were all there once.
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