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They generally are fantastic eaters. It’s good to have something that will eat well so you know it’s getting its nutrients and not wasting your food. I’ve worked with a lot of hognoses and I’ve had ones that are really nice and then I’ve had some that want nothing to do with you. Through time and short and gentle handling sessions they usually calm down. Try to increase the time handling after the snake gets used to you. When you first pick up the snake is the determining factor for how the interactions will go. Try to be confident picking it up. Go quickly but not so fast that you scare it but you dont want to hesitate and tickle it. I’ve found just going in and picking them up, supporting them as much as possible, works best. Also try to pick them up from the center as opposed to the head or tail.

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