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Posted by SIlly-atus fan on December 08, 2002 at 18:13:26:
In Reply to: What is a good way to not get your crested to freak out..... posted by Gecko2525 on December 08, 2002 at 17:51:01:
Just a wild thought, but cresties are a favourite food item of many life-forms back in New Caledonia. They must be delicious judging by the list of animals that prey on them. With that in mind, could your geckos be smelling the bearded dragon on your hands (or clothes) when you reach for them? They might never run into one in the wild, but there's a possibility that they recognize the smell of a possible predator.
I find my cresties have good and bad days as far as wanting to be handled. Maybe yours are just going through a phase.
Or, there could be something that's making them edgey such as te smell I mentioned, of even something about you - such as perfume? As an example, mine really reacted strangely to a male visitor everytime he wore a particular colonge. When he wasn't wearing it, they were great with him. Took a while to narrow it down, but that was the problem.