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Posted by Pennebaker on October 21, 2002 at 09:41:49:
In Reply to: skittish frilled posted by Tivona on October 20, 2002 at 18:10:36:
sounds like a female!!! LOL! That's not necesarily true, but I've just found females to be more flighty. Can you feed it by hand? Getting them used to hand feeding is a good trust thing. It works well with worms. Also, when you take it out to hang out, can you go to a safe area (closed room, no dogs, etc) that you can just let it rest on you without holding on to it. if it jumps down you can just pick it up again and put it on your shoulder. i've found that they usually will climb up and hang out on the back, shoulder, or head and feel ok.
:My frilled is about 6mts old now (Thanks James!!) and he's quite skittish. When I got him he was handable (but squirmy) and didn't frill or anything. I pretty much left him alone for about 3 weeks cause I wasn't seeing him eat and didn't want to stress him out.
:I've been handling him daily for the past few months (skip some days) and he's always extremely squirmy, trying to get away, and sometimes frilling (but never biting or attempting to do so). I have to chase him around the tank (40 gal breeder) to get him out.
:Do I just go on handling him or does anyone have any secret tips??