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Random Boa Strike

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Damian Heath, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Damian Heath

    Damian Heath New Member

    So I have been around reptiles myself, Father was a breeder as am I, with that being said I understand that being bitten or tagged comes with the business. The problem I'm facing is I have a 4 year old female red tail and she's always been very docile when handling daily, loves to just rest on my shoulder and look around. I clean her cage out every Sunday and replace water daily, for some reason today I was cleaning her cage and she tagged my arm very quickly then went back to laying there? What could have caused her to strike at me randomly? I am 96% certain I didn't do anything out of normal routine.
  2. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    From my experience they're never 100% ok with hands poking around their home. Might have just been a mood. I don't think this really indicates anything, just normal healthy snake behavior.
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    You may have startled the snake. If it's not something that regularly occurs I wouldn't worry about it.

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