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    I have a Gargoyle Gecko and find it no problem if I need to check them over or clean them out swooping in picking them up.

    I've recently got a Leachie and while leaving her in peace to get used to things I'm still trying to work in a little handling (during cleaning etc) to make sure I don't end up getting mauled when she's older and bigger.

    The only issue I'm having is that her grip is SO much stronger than my Gargs. I don't want to leave behind a a leg or two but I want to make sure that if needs must I get her out of the tank. Any tips on how to combat her seemingly infinite gripping ability?

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    I have found that as long as you are gentle it is not too much of a probalem. Slip your hand under it's belly, the using your index finger slide it down the underside of each leg gently from shoulder to foot and the legs should come up pretty easy. Obviously don't force anything, but it shoud come up without too much fuss.
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    Thanks.

    That's a good technique. It'll be easier to do when she gets a bit bigger! She's still tiny at the moment but considering the amount of time she took to start eating once getting here I'm not surprised! I'm sure she'll be piling on the grams soon and my fat finger will be more able to slide under!

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    yeah, that does not work with the little ones. My lillte ones tend to start moving as soon as I reach for them, so I have never had to try to pry them off anything. They do pack on the grams quickly, it is amazing to see how fast they grow!
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    She alternates between taking flight and standing her ground (adopting the "I'm not here I'm an innocent rock" approach, a favourite of my Garg).

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