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    Hello,

    As the title implies, I recently purchased a new baby leopard gecko (about 5 days ago). I do not think she is very young, possibly nearing juvenile age (currently 4-ish inches and developing spots). On the first day, she was very calm and wouldn't leave my hand as I tried putting her in the tank (probably in fear of the new environment). However, I recently have started to leave my hand calmly in the tank for longer while feeding her (she eats daily and isn't picky); lately she has been screaming / attempting to run and hide / even lunging and biting. When she reacts to my hand I usually just slowly remove it from the tank and let her be so I do not stress her out. There is loads of opinions and information out there on the web, could anyone share their experiences or advice in taming her so she no longer lunges or screams at every sight of my hand?

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    5 days is no time at all. most reptiles require an adjustment period of at least 2 weeks before slowly, slowy trying to tame them. and some will never tame down at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    5 days is no time at all. most reptiles require an adjustment period of at least 2 weeks before slowly, slowy trying to tame them. and some will never tame down at all.
    Thank you for the reply. For now, I will try to leave her be as much as possible. Do you think that if she were to bite I should just let her? I have heard from a few people who have been dealing with geckos for years and they suggested letting it happen if it comes to the point where she may bite because that could show her that biting won't repel me away and also show that I am not a predator after placing my hand in the tank repeatedly.

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    yeah, but hopefully she won't bite. if she does she's very stressed.
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