HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

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HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby moe » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:06 pm

Hi every one need some advice

Got a adorable lil golden tegu who eats like a beast but refuse to be handled ive tried the common tricks like putting a shirt in his tank etc but no use

Then i justhen i just got a lil chilled bosc monitor aswell
His tolerating of a few touchs has no problem feeding from tongs comes to me but after a few mins his off like a rocket hissing at me?

Any advice please and thanks
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby moe » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:07 pm

Sorry for the grammer mistakes in advance haha
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:09 am

My 2c worth:
When I have a knew nasty pet, I pick him up with a glove, but leave my other hand uncovered, then when he feels comfortable, and a little calmed down I pass him to my bare had, and if he gets to wild, I pass him back to the gloved hand. I have not tried this with lizards, only with snakes. And the other thing is just to keep on trying till he gets used to you, it won't happen in a flash.
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby moe » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:32 am

100 % thanks man i will try that and see what response i get from them
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:58 am

Pleasure, hope it works.
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby Bushviper » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:45 pm

Just lots and lots of time and patience.
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby moe » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:38 pm

Thanks bushviper for the advice

I agree that is the first basic thing with any animal

I think im going to put in a few extra hours with them the reward will definately be worth it
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby reptile » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:20 am

How is it going so far?
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Re: HELP Taming of golden tegu & bosc monitor

Postby moe » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:27 am

Well the tegu is going to take alot of time...his got his own personality which ia kinda like il come to you when i feel like it haha

With the bosc i had some luck this morning before i fed him he did come when i clicked my fingers. Handled him for a bit before he kraped all over me hahaha.

Seems like with both im going to use the hand feeding method to get them use to being handled.

On a positive note
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