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Follow-Up from the Morelia Python Radio Interview

Posted by 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" 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." target="_blank">Using Operant Conditioning and Desensitization to Facilitate Veterinary Care with Captive Reptiles by Hellmuth, Augustine, Watkins, and Hope (2012)

Understanding Snake Body Language: An Introduction by Carrie Kish, Reptelligence (2018)" target="_blank">Training Snakes to Voluntarily Relocate by Lori Torrini (2019) IAABC Journal

Centralian Pythons (Morelia bredli) Care Sheet by Justin Julander

The Complete Carpet Python by Mutton and Julander (2011)

Emotion, Pleasure, and Displeasure in Reptiles contained in the book" target="_blank">Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals by McMillan (2005)" target="_blank">Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina (2016)" target="_blank">Carl Safina Ted Talk TOPICS: Brains, evolution, behavior, and the animal mind

graphic/cheat sheet on snake body language below:

Categories: Snakes