Crescent is an 7 year old female leucistic Texas Rat Snake.
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Hello and I don't think these questions are dumb...I'm glad you're inquisitive enough to ask. Snakes do have their own individual personalities just like any other animal. There are times when a snake (like Crescent) doesn't want to come out to me, like in the evening when she's playing in her tank. She's enjoying herself digging into the substrate and climbing around and if I try to take her out she will strike at me. But then when she's relaxing in her shelter she will let me take her out and will be very happy to play together.
One of my other snakes, Medusa who is a royal python, is so calm and docile that she will even sit in my lap and watch an entire movie with me! I just love it when she does that. She's my movie-companion girl.
My other royal python, Lilith, will press her mouth against my lips as if asking for a kiss! It is so sweet when she does this. And everytime she does, I always give her kisses. I genuinely do feel a strong emotional bond with my snakes (some I am closer to than others like the ones I mentioned: Crescent, Medusa, and Lilith).
I do feel like they enjoy being with me...but just like other animals and people, there are times when they would rather be alone. Some people don't believe that reptiles can form emotional bonds, but I know that they can because of the love I've experienced with mine.