How do I get Finn to like me

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How do I get Finn to like me

Postby Finleythebeardie » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:53 am

I’ve only had Finn for about a month and I’m afraid he doesn’t like me. He doesn’t enjoy being held (I know a lot of beardies don’t really “like” being held but they tolerate it) he runs away from me when I try to get him out and he hides when I take his screen lid off his enclosure. I’ve seen a lot of people raise there beardies to be very friendly when they are adults (finnis 4 months old) but I’m afraid he’ll be unfriendly as an adult. I know at this age it’s normal for them to be skiddish and they mellow out as they get bigger but I just want to know if there is something I can do that will get him to like and trust me more.
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Re: How do I get Finn to like me

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:05 pm

It can take a while, and some dragons are more cuddly than others. If he doesn't like being held, don't force it. But you can try things like offering him some treats by hand. Maybe pick up an order of silk worms or something like that and try hand feeding to build more of a bond. You can try offering something interesting when he's out with you like some natural sunlight or even just time looking out the window.
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Re: How do I get Finn to like me

Postby Finleythebeardie » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 pm

Ok thank you for the tips!
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Re: How do I get Finn to like me

Postby Steve1878 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:15 am

Mines nearly 2 years old and still isn't a huge fan of cuddles during the day as there's too much exploring to do but try taking Finn out when the lights go off and he's sleepy. Mine will cuddle up for ages at night it just takes time and 4 months is still very young.
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Re: How do I get Finn to like me

Postby Bobolynx1226 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Hi there! It took my dragon about 6 wks. to warm up to me. I hand fed him and talked soft & nice. At first, all he did was wave constantly and try to jump out of my hands! Then one evening close to lights out I put him on my chest & zipped a hoodie up over him to "hide" & calm him down. Now all he wants to do is snuggle up to my neck & sleep for hours. He even bumps his nose against the glass and stares at me until I take him out of his pen! If I don't, he kicks his greens out of his dish & sometimes poops in it! What a change. Don't worry, your Finn will learn to trust you if you're patient.
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