I’m fairly new to the BP community - I got an OD Enchi Spider last summer and, though she was gorgeous, she had a pretty bad temperament despite working with her for several months, including giving her her space. Meanwhile, my husband’s piebald was chill since the day he got him. Her husbandry was fine, multiple hides, proper humidity and temperature and she ate live mice weekly - so all of that aside, I was curious if there is an association with the wobble and temperament? The wobble itself wasn’t even that bad, in that I didn’t mind it and it didn’t affect her feeding at all. She was just real hissy and struck at me and my husband no matter what.
I’m not looking to breed, I’m just interested in a chill male to raise. I’ve spent hours and hours looking for the right male with a really cool patterning (within my budget), and I can’t help but lean towards snakes that have either the HGW or champagne gene. However, I’m not interested in having the same situation as last time.
I know a lot of it is probably just luck of the draw and I know I’ve seen “nice” ball pythons with a wobble, but is there an increased association with balls being hissy and having a wobble?