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    I've had Lego for about 5 months. After letting her settle in for 2 weeks I started handling her every day. Shes fine with me picking her up but I cant touch her. If I try to pet her she goes into super charge mode and books it . I've been hand feeding her for about a month hoping that would help out, but shes still spastic when I try to touch her. Any suggestions?

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    Do you mean that she lets you scoop her up from the bottom, but if you try to touch her from above she gets upset? It's likely that she's having an instinctive reaction to a possible predator (you!). If this is the case, your best bet is to pick her up and make a little cave for her in your hand. Then you can bring her to a box or other enclosed space where you can put different things for her to climb on, or you can just hold her --they often like to sit on warm hands when it's cold. You may just have to refrain from stroking her from above like you would do with a cat.

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    She will let me scoop her up from the bottom. If I accidentally touch her tail or her back is when she freaks. She loves to explore! Maybe if I make an area just for her she may like that? Like somewhere safe to explore?

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    Some of mine will let me stroke the under side of their tail or even their chin but not so much their backs heads or tops of tails.. i work with my baby geckos from an early age to try to get them used to getting touched from atop an some are really tame now.
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    Geckos are like people, they all have their own personalities. Some can acclimatize to being petted, though I can't say it is something they enjoy. More tolerate. Unlike Bearded Dragons that actually can enjoy being petted. My advice is to go very very slowly. After two weeks it is still too early to try touching or petting your gecko on their back.

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