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12-11-2012, 01:21 AM #1
Leopard Gecko still scared ...
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12-11-2012, 10:22 AM #2
2 months isnt long enough to form a good bond, so dont feel too bad, it will come! gaining a geckos trust takes some time.
Try hand feeding them with tongs (yummy worms like phoenix/butter/silk) a few times a week. they will associate you with food which means you are a trustworthy person. Try handling them in the morning/day time when they are sleeping and less active. Dont overdo it with trying everyday. I watched a bunch of videos on youtube with handling them, How to Care for a Leopard Gecko : Handling a Gecko - YouTube
They also say there are 3 types of geckos, Slow and friendly docile ones, hyper walkers, and Biting shy type.
12-11-2012, 02:18 PM #3
Some geckos too are just not good with handling. My male, for instance, is not big on it. He's quite skittish, definitely won't come to my hand or eat out of my hand or tongs, and when I pick him up, I have to be sure I place him on a flat surface (the bed, my lap, etc.) and not restrain him, or he will freak out and try to bolt. It's just his personality, and I have to respect that by not handling him as much and when I do, to do it in short bursts and in a way that works for him.
You may have to try several different methods of handling to see what your gecko will tolerate. While no gecko will ever "like" being handled, different geckos have different tolerances for it and some will learn well enough that you're not a threat, whereas others never really seem to get over that mentality.~Cassi~Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes
12-11-2012, 03:38 PM #4
Its also a good idea to make sure your hands are nice and warm when you go to handel your gecko. My Leo crawls right into my hand and I am abel to lift her out of the tank. When she is out, she will just lay on my arm or hand (whichever is warmer ) and just relaxes.
It did take alot of time and patience for her to be that relaxed tho. You just have to gain trust and don't be loud or fast when you go to get your gecko out.1 Female High-Yellow Leopard GeckoPost Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes
12-11-2012, 10:08 PM #5
Thanks for all the good advice. I never thought about warming my hand. Will try it tomorrow. Guess i was trying to hard. Really kind of scared of her like she is of me. One other thing is Heidie sleeps in he warm hide almost all day. Is it okay if i raise her hide to get to her? When i have done this she cowards down kinda. Is this okayto do or not? Learning so much with this site and i want to be a good parent. Hehe
12-11-2012, 10:21 PM #6
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12-11-2012, 11:15 PM #7
That made me laugh...Saw that on you tube and tried it once, wont do it again. Will wait till she is out laying flat. I'm learning !!!!!!!!! Thanks
12-13-2012, 01:40 AM #8
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