Leo will stop at nothing to try and eat my right hand.

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Leo will stop at nothing to try and eat my right hand.

Postby HippieLizards » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:31 pm

So as the name suggests, it seems that lately before and after I'll go to feed Flinky he will always bite my right hand, Not in a defensive way but a hunting way.

He is a VERY eager eater but he sometimes has a problem distinguishing fingers from food. He'll snap out of his crazy dinosaur mode after a bit and calm down but it makes taking him out of the feeding bin a lot more interesting.

But is this a normal thing? Has Anyone else's Leo's had a hard time distinguishing fingers from prey items?

Also, He is 6" and 15 grams when I last weighed and measured him, is that a good size and weight? I'm guessing he's around 3-4 months old or so. And also he probably would be longer but he has a regrown tail, And I got him like that so his tail is a bit smaller and stubbier than the typical leopard gecko tail.
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Re: Leo will stop at nothing to try and eat my right hand.

Postby Deabrua » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:45 pm

I have a bearded dragon rather than a Gecko, but during the times she was fed super worms or BSFL she would nip at my pinkie by mistake at times. I'd guess to them it could easily be mistaken.
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Re: Leo will stop at nothing to try and eat my right hand.

Postby HippieLizards » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:11 am

Yeah, probably. I guess the movement just excites them.
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Re: Leo will stop at nothing to try and eat my right hand.

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:23 pm

Look up StickyFrogs on Instagram and you'll see the same sort of thing - they get super excited at feeding time, and they seem to be WAY uncoordinated, so they often chomp (soft mouths) on their human's hand and fingers. (Bonus - it's a fun account to follow) :0)
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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Re: Leo will stop at nothing to try and eat my right hand.

Postby Linzloohoo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:12 pm

Yes when my Leo is hungry she will go after anything put near her lol. He is just excited and hungry, and like mentioned they don’t have the best coordination. I wouldn’t worry about it. He looks like a good size, I’ve honestly never weighed my Leo, I go by the fatness of her tail. His tail looks nice and fat even if it is a regrow.
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