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Partypanda
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147 posts

# Posted: 14 Apr 2012 15:49


okay so i just got a new leopard gecko and i absolutley love him! but now hes starting to scare me a lil... whenever i stick my hand in the cage he tries to bite it, most of the time hes sucessful! ive only had him for a week, and do you think i should change him out for a more calm leopard gecko? or should i try something else? please help!!


2 big eyed tree frogs- Lola and Yoshi
1 Leopard Gecko- Wags(:
1 bearded dragon- Eragon
1 poodle- Bella (named before twilight)
1 black lab- Onyx
too many fish to count :)
Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 14 Apr 2012 20:29


Sometimes they can be a little feisty when they are babies. Just put some gloves on. He will calm down eventually.
Remember, you are much bigger then him, you have nothing to be afraid of. This is all new to him, he just needs some time to adjust and realize that he can trust you. Even the feisty guys relax as they mature.

Just spend some more time with him out side of his cage, hand feed him, try different methods of picking him up, maybe he doesn't like the way you are currently trying to pick him up.

Partypanda
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147 posts
147 posts

# Posted: 14 Apr 2012 22:43


Okay... Thank you(:


2 big eyed tree frogs- Lola and Yoshi
1 Leopard Gecko- Wags(:
1 bearded dragon- Eragon
1 poodle- Bella (named before twilight)
1 black lab- Onyx
too many fish to count :)
GreggieFressh
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53 posts
53 posts

# Posted: 15 Apr 2012 10:21


Sandy gave you great advice! I just recently bought two baby leopard geckos myself. The blizzard I bought was and still is a little feisty. The little guy shedded, but the skin did not come off the toes. I had to do it myself because they can lose there toes if the skin doesn't come off. He was very mad at me and was yelling and biting me. The bites were not painful at all, but the point of this story is after about 30 mins I nearly had all the skin off and his attitude through the whole thing changed a lot. At the end he was very calm and not jumpy or anything so this happening was a nice bonding experience for me and my pet!


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Partypanda
Member
147 posts
147 posts

# Posted: 15 Apr 2012 23:52


I ended up exchanging him though guys): sorry): it was to the point that whenever i put my hand in, he tries to bite me!! The new one i got tho is adorable(:


2 big eyed tree frogs- Lola and Yoshi
1 Leopard Gecko- Wags(:
1 bearded dragon- Eragon
1 poodle- Bella (named before twilight)
1 black lab- Onyx
too many fish to count :)
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