So. I have a jungle carpet python named Maji. She is 2 years old and she is beautiful and perfectly healthy and a great eater. The only problem is she is a little less than tame. And being that I work 2 jobs and have a full course load with an online vet tech program; i don't have a lot of time for any of my animals, let alone the ones that I have become afraid of. And that is the real problem, I have developed a phobia of my pet. I don't know how it happened, I used to be bullet proof, I have been bit plenty of times by various snakes and it never really bothered me. Then I moved her into a larger cage and at the same time started job hunting and my life just got hectic and I didn't hold her much. And now I start to shake every time I open her cage to just take her out and feed her; which I do w/ a hook. I don't know what's wrong with me, I'm a pretty high strung person and my life is extremely hectic and stressful right now and it may be that I'm just transferring that stress to her for some reason; cuz when i think about it shes not that bad. It has also interfered with my relationship with my ball python who has never bit me ever but suddenly even she makes me nervous. Can people develop phobias in adulthood? I have been thinking that maybe I should find her a new home because I have been struggling with this for months and I have not been able to work up the courage to take her out and hold her in months and months. It breaks my heart and I feel like I failed. I have always believed that any pet I get will be mine for its entire life. But recently I have come to the realization that maybe I (with my nervous disposition) am simply not cut out for this snake. I thought I could handle it and for the first year of her life it was fine. This isn't a rational fear so I don't know how to fix it. Honestly I don't have time to work with her any way. I'm thinking I should get her into a good home and then maybe when my life is more stable and less stressful I will try again with carpet pythons because I really do love them. I'm torn. Should I give her away? Has anyone had this really weird problem before? How do I fix it (me really, not her)? Thanks guys, really more than anything I just needed to vent. ok I was going to post a picture of her but i cant seem to figure it out...anyway, thanks for listening to my story.