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    I have 2 that are over 3 years old and they both are very calm around me, but we don't seem to have much of a bond. How do you get that much of a bond between you and your geckos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leolegolasowner2 View Post
    I have 2 that are over 3 years old and they both are very calm around me, but we don't seem to have much of a bond. How do you get that much of a bond between you and your geckos?
    I used to occasionally give them a waxworm when I had them out. That way it'd be "sometimes when I hang out with my buddy, I get a treat!" And it worked very well. Things both of my geckos enjoy doing with me is sit on my shoulder while I go around the house. It lets them see a lot of different things! Sometimes me and my boyfriend will sit on the floor with the geckos and they'll run back and forth between us. Generally, just try doing fun stuff with them!
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    Ok. Thanks. I don't know what happened with the two thread duplicate thing.
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    I have had my leo Frankie for about 5 months now and we are as close as ever! When I got her she was actually extremely malnourished and did NOT like anyone. Now she is a growing baby and absolutely LOVES cuddles. (I'll try to attach pictures) When I watch movies I often take her out and she climbs right up to my shoulder and stars right at the screen, or she chooses to watch right on my laptop. Sometimes she will even sleep there. I think it's safe to say my little leo loves her movie times.10919021_756476674448791_4063204362540318680_n.jpg1509820_760996807330111_772539598737001025_n.jpg10929020_760149607414831_4529848939457895865_n.jpg
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    ive had My leo for about 3 weeks and am noticing some weird stuff. i gave him the week alone like everyone says and then started to put my hand in the crate. He never ran away but he also never climbed up onto my hand so i tried something i saw on youtube which was to put one hand in front where he can see and then gently nudging him onto my hand with the other. It worked but then he just ran across my hand and didnt relax. should i stop doing that and just wait until he climbs on me of his own volition???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisfricault42 View Post
    ive had My leo for about 3 weeks and am noticing some weird stuff. i gave him the week alone like everyone says and then started to put my hand in the crate. He never ran away but he also never climbed up onto my hand so i tried something i saw on youtube which was to put one hand in front where he can see and then gently nudging him onto my hand with the other. It worked but then he just ran across my hand and didnt relax. should i stop doing that and just wait until he climbs on me of his own volition???
    I think it would be best to just wait until he crawls on your hand, let him take his time because you don't want to rush it. Put your hand in each day so your gecko knows it is not a threat, it's fine if he doesn't walk on you. Eventually he will climb on your hand, maybe not to relax on it, but just walk over it. I wouldn't start picking him up to play until he is comfortable with it, and has been around your hand enough.
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    I have a juvenile that is about a month or 2 old im just guessing, and ive had him for 3 weeks now without doing much but cleaning feces and filling his water bowl. But he doesn't seem to care that I watch him eat or mist his moist hide. When I start getting ready to dust his crickets he comes out of his hide and waits. He even comes out of hiding to watch me watch him I'm not too hyped about taming him but it seems it'd be a lot less stressful for both of us when it comes time to clean the whole tank. But I do notice that if put my hand in the tank while he is hiding he just stares at it and when I lift up my hand he darts into the back of his hide. Do we just have a mutual understanding that I just feed him and he doesn't hiss at me?
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    I know this is a old thread, but imma join anyway! I just registered so I could say this. I have had my sweet Gator since she was 8 months old, and she is turning 3 soon. She was always sooo sweet! And contrary to what people in a freaking lab say, reptiles so in fact bond with their owners! Iíve had multiple reptiles and they all bonded. Gator rides my shoulder during the day during my studies (Iím not homeschooled, I do a online private academy). And when itís night, she sleeps on my belly before I go to bed 😊. Just thought Iíd add this!

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    Not going to reply individually since there are a lot of posts, but for everyone with geckos less than a year old - just remember that these guys can live up to 20+ years. That's a lot of time for a bond to develop

    For my two - my male was only 9 grams when I got him and he spent the first several months screaming at me like a banshee whenever my hands were in the tank. He calmed down as he got older and now is very chill. But even at 2 years old he won't climb into my hand. I can scoop him up from anywhere and he will stretch out on my arm and chill, and he does come out when I get home from work and talk to him

    My female is younger and has been skittish since I got her. She never screamed, but she would bolt for a hide as soon as I came near the cage, she a little calmer now that she's 6months old. She is also still squirmy when being held, however she will 95% of the time climb up my arm and all over my hand when I'm cleaning and feeding, or if shes out and I offer it to her she'll come right up. once on my shoulder she climbs all over my back and will try and climb my neck or down to the floor - but I don't trust her not to jump or bolt at a moments notice. She is by far more curious than the male but much less trustworthy lol.

    So while I will sit on the couch with the male and watch TV, Nel is only handled right next to her cage and only when the cats are locked in a different room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDragon View Post
    Not going to reply individually since there are a lot of posts, but for everyone with geckos less than a year old - just remember that these guys can live up to 20+ years. That's a lot of time for a bond to develop

    For my two - my male was only 9 grams when I got him and he spent the first several months screaming at me like a banshee whenever my hands were in the tank. He calmed down as he got older and now is very chill. But even at 2 years old he won't climb into my hand. I can scoop him up from anywhere and he will stretch out on my arm and chill, and he does come out when I get home from work and talk to him

    My female is younger and has been skittish since I got her. She never screamed, but she would bolt for a hide as soon as I came near the cage, she a little calmer now that she's 6months old. She is also still squirmy when being held, however she will 95% of the time climb up my arm and all over my hand when I'm cleaning and feeding, or if shes out and I offer it to her she'll come right up. once on my shoulder she climbs all over my back and will try and climb my neck or down to the floor - but I don't trust her not to jump or bolt at a moments notice. She is by far more curious than the male but much less trustworthy lol.

    So while I will sit on the couch with the male and watch TV, Nel is only handled right next to her cage and only when the cats are locked in a different room.

    ***Lol didn't look at the dates of the first post. Oh well. Maybe someone will read it again at some point
    I agree, they get much more calm and trusting when they get older!

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