as I said above, we really haven't changed anything, including his handling schedule. I am used to working with aggressive snakes, so when he strikes 9never bites, just kinda lunges) neither of us flinch. We don't love our boy any less because he is grumpy, we just want to make sure that we are doing what is best for him.

I personally have crested geckos, and one of mine is going through his teenage jerk faze, but I didn't know if snakes did that too.

thanks for all of your help!!