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vary skittish leopard gecko.

Josh

Administrator
Staff member
3 Year Member
Crickets were kind of always a pain in the butt to me
 

Jolenels

Hatchling Gecko
3 Year Member
I didn't mind crickets until I found out that mealworms are fine for a meal and they are way easier to keep and don't partake in canabilism with the same relish crickets do! lol.

We have a very young leo, and I'm not sure why, but when my other half puts his hand in she climbs right on up and he can handle her fine. Same with our three year old (the handling, she isn't allowed to pick her up and she handles her with close supervision) but me? I think Dora hates me. She will walk all around my hand, she will lick me, she will half crawl up and sit there but not enough for me to lift her. And if by some miracle I do get her on my hand enough as soon as I slowly start lifing she bails. Terrifies the crap out of me! And if my spouse gets her out then hands her to me she immediatley burrows in my hair if it's not back in a pony tail. Try getting a teeny gecko out of hair thats half way down your back....ugh. I'm finding they have their own personality's, maybe Anubis is just ornery :)
 

Caleb C

Adult Gecko
Just let it get used to your hand first, just put your hand in every so often and let it climb on and lick you.
It's normal for babies to be skittish.
 

tgolden

Hatchling Gecko
He had gotten a lot better. Can pick him up now with out a fight lol and I've had him out sitting on the bed with me.
 

Caleb C

Adult Gecko
Yeah, I usually let them run around on my bed, one of mine likes to go to the very end and tries to jump off.
 
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