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Old 30-08-2009, 10:35 PM
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Hi Guys,

This may have been asked before,
but i wanted to find out the best way to:

+ Handle/pick up a baby beardie?
+ Handle him outside of the viv safely, ensuring he doesn't escape

I've held him twice now, but he's ready to run practically straight away. The girl at Waterlife, Bath Road said that as a baby i can hold him outside of his viv- but i'm afraid he might get out of my hands and run away? I'd really appreciate every ones views and tips on how to go about the above...

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Old 30-08-2009, 10:53 PM
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i just gently scoop alowing them to run on2 my hand.
Just make sure it cant fall from height and in a safe room were it cant get out.
Will start to be used to handling and calm down instead of trying to shoot off all the time.
Can be easy to injure if using force to hold when so small so i just let them run if they wanting to soo bad until they realise my hand is the food bringer and get to like me
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Old 30-08-2009, 11:13 PM
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Ahh, cool

By scooping, are we pushing them from behind with one hand into another?
Is it a bad idea to corner him to pick up/scoop?
Can i gently hold the base of his tail to ensure i can scoop him?

Sorry for asking such a specific question, but just curious...

Thanks for all your help so far...

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Ahh, cool

By scooping, are we pushing them from behind with one hand into another?
Is it a bad idea to corner him to pick up/scoop?
Can i gently hold the base of his tail to ensure i can scoop him?

Sorry for asking such a specific question, but just curious...

Thanks for all your help so far...
Cornering them may stress him out so i wouldnt reccomend it, i just put m hand underneath the midsecion of the belly and slowly lift a little, then with the other hand i support his front feet and move my other hand to support the back aswell.
I would say if you could handle him daily but for a short duration of time it may help him get used to you and enjoy being handled.
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No not too corner it as said above will just scare the poor guy. just run your fingers under its belly and if like mine usualy just runs on hiself.
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Old 31-08-2009, 11:08 AM
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not sure bout the tail thing tho as most lizards can drop there tails when in threat maybe the same for a bd.
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not sure bout the tail thing tho as most lizards can drop there tails when in threat maybe the same for a bd.
Nope beardies dont drop there tails, thats more common in geckos.
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