|Posted by loriana12 on July 10, 2019 at 4:05 AM|
I was fortunate to be able to share some of my training and behavior work with snakes on https://www.blogtalkradio.com/moreliapythonradio/2019/07/10/snake-behavior-with-lori-torrini" target="_blank">Morelia Python Radio (MPR) Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Eric Burke sent me a list of EXCELLENT questions ahead of time and I knew there was no way we would make it through all of them in just 2 hours because there is just so much to cover in regards to snake cognition, behavior, welfare, and training. I will put together a blog post this week with important take aways from the interview and include some of the information we ran out of time to discuss. In the mean, time I wanted to provide some links to material related to things we did discuss. I strongly believe taking the time to educate yourself will lead you to a rewarding relationship with your snake and guide you to become a successful keeper.
https://www.vetexotic.theclinics.com/article/S1094-9194(12)00051-5/pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SeyZ_BsNxI51bYXVAls_LI5MMsgyCk1jmq-RtSNqzI4JJvW3iWxwcX3o" target="_blank">Using Operant Conditioning and Desensitization to Facilitate Veterinary Care with Captive Reptiles by Hellmuth, Augustine, Watkins, and Hope (2012)
https://spring2019.iaabcjournal.org/training-snakes-to-voluntarily-relocate/" target="_blank">Training Snakes to Voluntarily Relocate by Lori Torrini (2019) IAABC Journal
Emotion, Pleasure, and Displeasure in Reptiles contained in the book https://www.amazon.com/Mental-Well-Being-Animals-Franklin-McMillan/dp/0813804892" target="_blank">Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals by McMillan (2005)
https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Words-What-Animals-Think/dp/1250094593/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=carl+safina&qid=1562747772&s=books&sr=1-1" target="_blank">Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina (2016)
https://www.ted.com/talks/carl_safina_what_are_animals_thinking_and_feeling?language=en" target="_blank">Carl Safina Ted Talk TOPICS: Brains, evolution, behavior, and the animal mind
graphic/cheat sheet on snake body language below: