We use and sell only “Gentle Giant” grabbers because they are 55mm wide and supports the animals vertebrae with a non slip rubber upper section which means minimal pressure needs to be applied. These have been approved for snake handling by several animal ethics committees as they have designed for the most humane handling of snakes.
“They are the best I have ever used, they are the ideal length and shape to handle our Aussie snakes” – Bob Cooper
Rubber coated top jaw creates drag on top of the snake’s body for secure holding.
Lower jaw is a polished smooth surface, reducing snake’s ability to move.
Made from blue aircraft grade aluminium with a concealed stainless steel cable and spring
101 centimeters (40 inches) long
Test results have shown that the Gentle Giant’s 55 mm (2.25 inch) wide jaws reduces stress, because the wide gentle grip disperses pressure over a greater surface area of the snake’s body, eliminating the possibility of direct pressure between individual ribs, and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury. This allows the animals to be handled in a more relaxed state compared to other tongs available in the reptile industry.
The wideness allows for faster gripping which is a great advantage when handling or capturing most of our venomous snakes that are notoriously fast and difficult to restrain, lessening the chance of injury or escape and greatly increasing safety for you.