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    I can't say they do not feel the need to escape their prison walls:

    12in x 30in prison they are typically confined to

    This is one of the reason I believe we should provide as much space and enrichment in their enclosure as possible.

    Many times people do not realize that when we remove them from the enclosure there's the sudden temp drop. What happens when they are not warm enough? They become sluggish and appear tame. "Room temp" normally around 70's is quite chilly for them while we are comfortable.

    How does one react when we are in fear? Some will run and try to hide, others will freeze in fear hoping not to be eaten. Taming is basically overpowering a reptile. After a while they realize they can not compete with the huge thing (human). Obviously the human benefits and is clueless as to how weak and intimidated his/her own pet feels.
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    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
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    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemyleopardgeckos View Post
    i think they DO like people! Because i have 4 leopard geckos and Zippy always comes when i caller and LOVES to be held! She is even learning how to play soccer!
    "Needs" a video
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    ok so first i am buying a little ball and some treats and i will keep persisting until she gets it! Also leopard geckos can like people. i can tell because zippy ALWAYS sleeps on me and listens to when i am talking! and when i am sad or mad she does funny things! Yes they do have instinct but it is not to listen to you talk or play dead on your hand.

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    also i have to buy a ball. but tomorrow she is starting soccer! I will get a video of her when she learns it! thanks for the nice comments! people think geckos are not smart but they are VERY smart!
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    she's only one gecko; how will you teach her the important concept of off-sides?
    [I]* Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli *Liasis olivaceous olivaceous * Blaesodactylus boivini * /I]
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    I think it's cool. We can't be for sure about anything that doesn't speak if they like us. Ok, maybe some people feel better about calling it Trusting us. Whatever you call it, some do show more affection then others.
    Newbie with Lugar, a banded Leopard gecko.
    Also Nieve a Snow Blizzard or Diablo Blanco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels47130 View Post
    I think it's cool. We can't be for sure about anything that doesn't speak if they like us. Ok, maybe some people feel better about calling it Trusting us. Whatever you call it, some do show more affection then others.
    Actually, they do not need to speak for us to know they are uncomfortable with handling. There's body language and monitoring of vital signs. There's an instrument called an Ultrasonic doppler blood flow detection which your gecko's vet should have and only costs about $400. When a gecko is under stress his heart rate will increase and so will his breathing rate. If you took the readings while in the enclosure, then take them after you pull them out, I'm sure you'll notice a good increase. A relaxed leo's vital signs should remain stable. I'm just informing you that those who know what to look for can decipher if a leo is comfortable or not.
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

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    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!
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    Umm ok. All I want is to be able to put my hand In and pet her a little w/o her biting me

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    i tried teaching her soccer. it didn't work. But i did teach her to play dead! i will get a video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iloveice View Post
    Umm ok. All I want is to be able to put my hand In and pet her a little w/o her biting me
    Geckos of many species are generally not big fans of being pet. Many can learn to tolerate handling very well, but petting them on the head or sides, back or tail often results in defensiveness on their part. These are vulnerability points for them - they can't see you, and in nature, would often be attacked by a predator in one of these locations.

    This is why it's often recommended when handling to simply scoop them up from underneath and allow them to walk/go where they want on you without you getting your hands in their face or all over them. Even my most docile geckos will start breathing quicker if I touch them on the back or head...and these are geckos I've had and worked with for years.

    I also have other geckos who tolerate being held just fine...but if my fingers come anywhere near their face/heads, they get very defensive and will attempt to bite.

    Handling should always be tailored to what your gecko will tolerate and what works best for them, not you. In your case, your gecko sees you as food or possibly a stressor when you have your hands that close to her head. Scoop her up from the side and allow her to lick you, if she chooses, on her terms.
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