Hey there everyone!
Yesterday my cousins came over for me to babysit them, and of course they wanted to “play” with Sammy. Now obviously it’s a little hard to technically play with a leopard gecko, but I let them hold him, which they thought was pretty cool. I’m here to tell you about letting children hold your leopard gecko.
First and foremost, keep them sitting down! If they’re inexperienced and somewhat afraid of holding a reptile for the first time, you don’t want them to unexpectedly drop your precious pet. What I do is clear an area on my bedroom floor and tell the child to sit down and be very calm and quiet.
Next, make sure they know not to mess with their tail. Tell them that it might make its tail fall off, and usually they’ll understand and obey.
When taking your gecko out of its enclosure, don’t hand him off right away. Make sure he is calm and aware of his surroundings. Sit down with the kids and make sure they stay sitting still.
When you know that the children are ready, tell one of them to put their hand down on the floor. Then you can put your hand right next to it, and if he wants to, your leo will crawl from your hand to the other’s.
You can go on with this for as long as you would like to, but it is best to keep it at a low amount of time, with 30 being the absolute maximum. And remember to have fun!
If you have anything you’d like to add, just let me know in the comments!
Also, what do you guys think about the new theme? I’m still getting used to it, but I felt like it was definitely time for a change.