And yes, I was expecting it. I didn’t spent 100 dollars on a snake just because it looked pretty. But I wanted to know advice for preventing it so he -doesnt hurt himself-. He gets stuff in his water a lot so I have to reach in to clean the bowl so he doesnt drink nasty stuff. I’m not saying I think I won’t get bit with an old world rat, because I know I will. I want a way to lessen the amount of it so I don’t hurt his teeth.
And I knew you had quite a few old worlds, so I thought I might aswell ask.. I really didn’t know any other tumblr users with more then one old world rat or a lot of experience. I’veg iven him extra hiding areas and even crinkle bedding to borrow in to make him feel safer, but as soon as he hears sound or I open the cage, he just bolts out and goes at me. He will bolt -out of the cage- to get in my face.
Woah down there friend, yeesh.
Here’s the thing. I don’t know you from anyone. A hundred dollars really isn’t that much if it comes to someone whim-buying a more obscure, advanced kind of snake without knowing much about it, and you asked me a question that just sounded like typical behavior. More typical for wild caughts, but yes, it’s within their normal behavior range for them to in fact launch out at you (Fenris used to do this quite a lot, and I likened him to a harmless mamba for a while). It really does depend on the snake, just like you read.
You are not going to hurt his teeth. I’m not sure how you think he will. Biting you won’t hurt him, biting a glove won’t hurt him, and dislodging teeth is relatively natural for snakes anyway. Some more than others, but it’s true. Anyone who doesn’t believe that should take a look at chondro poop sometime.
Now, I could be reading this entirely wrong, but no need to feel hurt or spam the ask box just because I don’t immediately answer. I run this blog while I’m working, and sometimes things take priority.