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I also have the occassional nippy babies. It seems to come on just near the end or just after the 'popcorn' stage. I've never had one actually draw blood and every one has outgrown it within a week to two weeks with regular handling. Once older you would never guess they have had a 'nippy stage'. Just as friendly and handleable as anyone else. I always attributed it to a defensive thing? Just as the 'popcorning', they just seemed to be nippy at anything that was trying to 'get them' and then outgrew it. I could be way off, but with my guys and it seeming like a stage, I just really thought they were trying to escape predation..... Like I said earlier, there was no evidence of any behavioral or temperamental flaws later on. In fact, after a couple of weeks I don't even remember who the 'nippers' were or not without documenting it as far as color, etc.
 
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