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    I learned long ago not to flinch when bitten by small pets. Honestly, it probably also helps that my reflexes aren't so good. I'm on meds which slow them down, and also the condition which they treat (MS) also doesn't lend itself to quick and sudden movements.
    The bite was certainly minor, Leo's teeth aren't really made for penetrating human skin, even when they get on a cricket or roach, its' more about crushing than tearing apart flesh. And, like snakes, after they bite, it only takes a second or two before they realize we aren't food.

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    I have tried to get Ziggy to bite me to test his bite strength, I have failed. He will see my finger wiggle, get all excited and then lick me. He won't eat out of my fingers either, but these days he just sleeps and sleeps some more. So Cory, what are you gonna get next to add to your collection of animals? hehe.
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    Ouch MS is rough... Hopefully your meds help my friend.
    Yeah I would barely consider what Leos have as teeth if not for seeing enhanced images of them. It is very good that animals seldom have the same emotional issues we humans can have. Imagine if one of ours got mad over moving a hide and decided to hold a grudge
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    Well Jess, I have been looking into a few different animals... But honestly I think the next will come with a butt kicking from my wife If anything though I may go for another BRB or a 2nd female Leo. For now I only have empty 10g tanks though so it may take some time lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    I have tried to get Ziggy to bite me to test his bite strength,
    Ahhh, the truth comes out!
    I do believe in the validity of this test, even though it does come with it's drawbacks. My hands have pretty tough skin, probably a bit moreso than average. My goal never has been to have them break skin so much as to guage their strength and rigidity, I just thought it was noteworthy that he finally did.

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    Thanks Cory, it is what it is. Whether the meds are helping, or my attitude, I'm in good shape. I've known for about ten years, and I'm only slightly less mobile than I was when I found out.

    I don't know about emotional issues and leo's! I've seen my Poppy throw a pretty good temper tantrum before!

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    Jess has been converted to the getting bitten test! It really would be a good test for some I imagine. For Arya, her violence towards prey is indicative of her overall health more than the bite.
    I haven't seen any emotional issues from the Leos, but Pandora has jealousy and attachment problems lol She watched me playing with Arya a couple days ago and stared at me the whole time. Then continued to follow me, as best she could, for another 10min after. Plus, anytime someone else handles her, she is more than eager to come back to me once she has the option. makes me feel loved lol
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    Cory, going through that wiki page I linked earlier, I think I would lean toward the descriptions under "Abberant" and "hypomelanistic". I'm not sure, but I think the defined area lacking any spotting is an indication of something more than "high yellow". It will be interesting to see if anyone else has some ideas, maybe you can cross post it in the morphs section and see what ideas pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWilson13 View Post
    Well Jess, I have been looking into a few different animals... But honestly I think the next will come with a butt kicking from my wife If anything though I may go for another BRB or a 2nd female Leo. For now I only have empty 10g tanks though so it may take some time lol
    Yeah I will get my butt kicked if I bring anymore home but when I'm able, I will probably get a gargoyle or another crested. Would like to have similar care species that don't require heat lamps/UTH all the time. Ziggy has been acting off and sleeping a lot because of the weather so I wanted to test his bite strength to make sure nothing else was going on but the way he rips into roaches when I throw them in there makes me think he's just being a bear and "hibernating" lol.

    Todd, it sucks that you have MS but I'm glad the medications are working and that it has not progressed much since the diagnosis. Neurological diseases can be tough to deal with, my step-grandfather has Parkinson's disease.
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    Well from the definition of Hypo, she has too many black spots between the head and tail (over 10) hence the High Yellow.After seeing the Aberrant, and looking for pictures of adults, she could be one of those as well. Might make a topic once I have more photos

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