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Old 22-02-2009, 04:37 PM
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with mine I started by putting my hand in the viv with a mealworm on it. Eventually they came over (took a while, 1st time was about half an hour). After a while i took the mealworm away and just started putting my hand in, until they got used to it. Now they usually climb up onto my hand.

As for handling, when lifting them, have them in the flat of your hand with your thumb over the back of their shoulders asserting VERY GENTLE pressure. As said, no sudden movements. Then move them to an area where they can wonder over you and the surrounding space (I use the sofa - just watch out they dont dissapear down the back!!).
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