Advertisement On Sunday I captured a Northern Walking Stick, and I've finally settled into a routine with him. I have questions now about his behaviour. He is highly resistant to being picked up, will that continue or will he get used to it? I love to hold it and let him walk on my hands, but does being handled stress him out? I don't want to handle him more than necessary if it's always going to be struggling and freaked out. He didn't eat anything the first night, but the second night he ate white oak. If it doesn't eat, I get worried, but are there times it won't eat but that's normal? If it's distressed, how can I tell? How do I know if it's content? Does it use body language besides the swaying? Thanks for any tips and advice.