Yeah especially a reptile that is ovoviviparous! Parasites can and will be passed on to the newborns from the parents very easily…. get the vet check done! and as people have said before let the snake settle in a while before trying to tame it... and again i stress to ya....do not try pop or probe sex your snakes(no offence intended but i would feel better if you got someone else to do it for you). I have seen many people injure their snakes without even knowing it...later on in life you will find your snake can't breed and you wonder why???