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    What is the best/easiest way to tame a new baby Leachie? I've read they can be cage aggressive, or just aggressive in general, and I want my 1st one to be friendly. So besides frequent handling, is there anything else one could do to maintain the tameness of a leachie?
    Mike
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  • #2
    Handle it for short periods every day. It might still become territorial of its enclosure once it hits maturity though, some leachies just get that way.
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    • #3
      Oh, another thing. Don't start handling it regularly until it has settled in and is gaining weight (a sign it is eating and thriving/not super stressed). Made the mistake with our first leachie that we put it in too large of an enclosure to start with. Didn't eat for a week, as soon as we downsized him into a sterilite tub he began to pig out and grow like a weed.
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      • #4
        Thanks Misty. Yea I have him/her in a Large KK right now. First night I brought him/her home he/she polished off the full bottle cap of CGD. So we'll see how it goes. I'm gonna give it a week to settle in and then start handling it a few days a week. So if it does get cage aggressive, whats the best way to feed and take it out for handling etc.? Thanks.
        Mike
        1.1.2 Rhacodactylus Ciliatus
        Desert Storm.Domino.Phoenix & Chopper
        0.0.1 Rhacodactylus Nuu Ana Leachianus
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        • #5
          Leather gloves (their bites are *nasty*) for handling/put something in front of the gecko when putting food in/out of the cage. Had to do it with my leachie (now sold) when he hit puberty. And I had handled him a lot before then, so I don't know how much that matters with certain geckos. I didn't let him get away with his cage aggression though and he's a big sweet, calm slug of a gecko now! Good luck with your new kid!
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