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Posted by nategodin on May 01, 2003 at 07:33:33:
In Reply to: Squirming worth hatchling?? posted by kenjivalentine on May 01, 2003 at 03:18:41:
I got my black milks when they were only a week or two old, and they have been very handleable from the beginning. (attached is a pic of Cher at about 2 weeks old) They're generally curled up in their hide spot when I pick them up, so it's easy to scoop them up without disturbing them... they will usually sit curled up in my hand for several minutes before even starting to move around much. They're a little more resistant if I try to grab them while they're prowling around the cage, but even then they are much easier to handle than my 3 year old sinaloan. They have never musked me or squirmed out of my hand. I don't know much about knobs, but if you decide to go with a black milk, I don't think you'll be dissapoited by its temperament, regardless of age.
:Okay, I want to buy a hatchling black milk and knob king, but I have heard many stories on how they squirm A TON, to the point of being unhandleable for about a year. Would you guys advise just buying a yearling to avoid the hassle?