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Old 09-07-03, 12:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I enjoy handling my reptiles, but I can't vouch for them. Certainlly all reptiles behave and react differently. My two female leos hiss and try to bite my fingers until they're on my hand, then they're little angels (not sure if I should leave 'em be or try to get them used to me). The male has actually walked onto my hand while it was in the tank spot cleaning. My kingsnake has actually eaten while being handled - until I started putting him in the feeding box before his mouse anyways. It was kind of neat having him dangle from my finger while he chowed down, but it kind of limits what cleaning I can do during feeding time. So I'm going to side with the handling isn't inherently bad group... if your snake or lizard doesn't freak, and it gets needed exercise and stimulation, how can it be bad?
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