Anonymous asked:

Hi! I recently took in a four year old leopard gecko from a friend who had no use for her anymore, and as I'm new with the whole process, I have a few questions. I tried interacting with my gecko earlier today which quite honestly probably wasn't the best idea as she just arrived at her new home. How long should I wait until she is accustomed to the new environment, and how do I build up a trusting relationship with her? Her old owner could hold her, but she seems absolutely frightened of me.

heckyeahreptiles answered:

I’ve never owned a gecko, so while I have a few ideas, I’m not exactly an expert. 

Do any of my followers on this blog have any answers for this person?

There’s a pretty good chance that her fear is based on stress from the change so she should be okay.
Give her a few days to calm down and after that you can grab her and set her down with you. Instead of holding her right off just sit with her outside the cage.
You have to closest supervise but something I’ve noticed they tend to enjoy is if you kind of mess up the blankets on the bed they like to climb over it and burrow through it.
That also will help her to become familiar with your scent which will calm her down and should make her trust you more.