Ok, I have heard a lot of folks say that the little ones are hard to handle and will always try to get away. My little guy doesn't try to get away when I pick him up and when I hold him he closes both his eyes and seems to go to sleep. In the beginning he used to try to get away from me but now he seems ok. He has been eating ok and moves around a bit, but he is mostly lazy and hangs around in his basking area. Is he sick? Is that why he doesn't put up a fight? The only time he seems to freak out is when he spots the dog. Oh and he tried to bite my husbands nose off the other night! Now that was funny! hee, hee!