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Matthewtorreyjr
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 How to get a gecko to like you!

Hello! I got my gecko for my birthday a leopard gecko in September. I am still struggling with handling my gecko and having him not be scared of me. Can someone please tell me how to handle him!?



12/21/16  11:34am

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 How to get a gecko to like you!

Congrats on your birthday leo! Getting a gecko to trust you can take some time.

Fist thing is you want to make sure that your gecko feels safe. Give him several hides and places where he can get away if he feels the need to. If he knows he can quickly get away from "danger" he will feel better at coming out and exploring. Try not to handle him for a while, instead, just let him get used to you. Do not go after him, however when he comes out, then (with slow movements) place your hand inside and let him check you out. Also, you can try to hand feed him with a pair of tongs, that way he will associate you with yummy treats.

Here is a neat video I stumbled upon that goes over behavior for leos and taming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaEz8Y0TCYY



01/02/17  10:23am


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