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Posted by Brandon Osborne on January 30, 2003 at 01:37:58:
In Reply to: Re: How much experience should i have b4 i get a GTP more posted by craig bensile on January 29, 2003 at 16:00:50:
::i have a cali king and ive had ball pythons. i have an emperor scorpion as well so ive got some experience at keeping humidity up. i either want an ATB or a GTP, but ive heard that ATBs are extremely aggressive :( are GTPs more docile? thank you. also, if someone could direct me toward a good caresheet, id appreciate it :D thanks again.
:dont go out and buy a gtp expecting it to be tame, they do not like being handled anyways. they are not interactive snakes, they are more of a display animal. besides that, a lot of captive bred snakes are ok with humans, with some exceptions. almost all imports are aggressive. most atb's are aggressive although i do own one that is hand tame. (not that i handle it anyways), good luck
Actually, I can't think of any snake that likes to be handled. They just learn to tollerate humans and live the best they can. As for having a tame chondro, I tell people this........Any snake, considered tame or not, can inflict a bite at any time they choose to. I have a small collection of nine chondros, in which I have a couple of imports also. All but two are very easy to handle, and those two are both captive bred. The two imports are sweet as can be, so it really depends on the individual animal. My advice would be to look for an established captive bred chondro. Tame or not, these snakes are truely wonderful to work with, and if you're looking for tameness, most breeders can help with that also. Good luck.