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Stress Marks

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:22 pm
by CookieBeast12
So Rex is my child and I love him to death but I don't think he loves me back, he's a little stinker who acts like he's the king, I make sure he's warm enough at night and I feed him and he still is frightened by me, he never runs when I approach his cage but you can see he stiffens and crouches down on the ground, he's bobbed at me before and when I let him explore my house he's always sprinting at full speed away from me, and trying to escape when I have to grab him and he will jump off a 4 foot couch he's done it before :/ I have never seen him without stress marks besides when he sleeps, and he always darkens when I take him out to get him used to handling.[Click image to enlarge]

Re: Stress Marks

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:45 pm
by KarrieRee
You need to go slow --- at this point I would not let him out to run- He needs to acclimate to his surroundings and I would be hand taming him by hand feeding w/ little holding in the tank maybe right outside the tank -- he is still going thru relocation stress w/ the stress marks - patience and slow is key here ---
You can put a piece of clothing or fleece blanket in his hide w / your smell on it to get him used to you

Re: Stress Marks

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:52 pm
by CookieBeast12
Thanks! I'll definitely start doing that ^w^