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

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HippieLizards

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Daisy, Loki, Rocket, Phoenix, Mulder & Scully. Non beardie pets: Stan (Leo) Cayde (Hognose) Tillery (cat)
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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Deabrua

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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.
 

HippieLizards

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Daisy, Loki, Rocket, Phoenix, Mulder & Scully. Non beardie pets: Stan (Leo) Cayde (Hognose) Tillery (cat)
Yeah, probably. I guess the movement just excites them.
 

JumpinJellyfish

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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)
 

Linzloohoo

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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.
 

HippieLizards

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Daisy, Loki, Rocket, Phoenix, Mulder & Scully. Non beardie pets: Stan (Leo) Cayde (Hognose) Tillery (cat)
JumpinJellyfish":sxkp8rtz said:
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)
Yeah I checked that account out, Looks fun! Those whites treefrogs are cute. :)
Linzloohoo":sxkp8rtz said:
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.
Alright, that's good. He's also 20g now. So he's growing, slowly but surely.
Linzloohoo":sxkp8rtz said:
Oooh Rexi's pretty! I love her pattern! :)
 

Linzloohoo

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Thanks! She’s a Mack snow. Although she did develop a bit of yellow on her back. She’s about 4 years old now.
 

HippieLizards

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Daisy, Loki, Rocket, Phoenix, Mulder & Scully. Non beardie pets: Stan (Leo) Cayde (Hognose) Tillery (cat)
Oh nice! Yeah Sebastian I'm guessing is about 2-4 months old by now I'm guessing, I'm probably wrong but that's just my wild guess.
 
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