Help training Beardie to accept touch

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Help training Beardie to accept touch

Postby GrandmomOfOne » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:50 pm

Hi everyone
We’ve had our beardie (Professor Levi Skittles) for 10 months now and it’s becoming harder and harder to handle him.
I feed him (or her) by hand and daily touch him, stroking his tail but he still hisses at me. And once I gave him a bath he bit me. I think I need someone to come show me how to handle him and help me tame him. I honestly do t want to part with him (plus it would kill my son).
Can anyone recommend someone in Melbourne who can help me? Post Covid lock downs of course.
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Re: Help training Beardie to accept touch

Postby AHBD » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:48 pm

Hi there, he's just showing you that he [ thinks ] he's boss. Just pick him up firmly but gently and hold him to your chest. Do this every day for 10 minutes, then after 2 weeks make it longer. Don't worry if he squirms, he'll soon settle down and realize it's not so bad. And forget about petting, beardies don't really like it, they just tolerate it.
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