Is it true??

DrGigglez666

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I heard that ornamentals dont like the feeling of peoples skin. Is this true or not i heard they just run off of it if they come in contact with it?? I dont know if its all species of ornamentals i think i just heard of one.
 

Talkenlate04

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I'd have to say no that's not true, whoever said that maybe just associated the reaction of the T with when the T touches their skin. When really I think they are just reacting to being handled.
 

cacoseraph

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most of my larger arboreals and especially larger ornamentals don't like to walk on my skin at first. it is pretty comical. eventually they get used to it, though

i have noticed this a lot more with arbs than terestrial/fossorial species. i suspect arbs have a more sophisticated chemoreceptor suite than ter/fos
 

LimaMikeSquared

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It must be strange - they must be able to feel the blood pumping around, i wonder if that is why they are not keen on it.

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Brian S

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I didnt think any of them particularly liked to walk on skin. IME they all make a U turn at first when trying to coax them on a hand
 

Merfolk

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Suposedly some chemical in the skin reppels them. The few that I handled seemed way more confortable on cloth than directly on it. Perhaps they feel the contact of a living being way larger than them, in the wild that normaly means a predator, hence a normal stress.

On the other hand, a big T fed pinkies on a regular basis might percieve a smaller
part of you (ex: finger) as a possible snack. Some good reason not to handle often!
 

Talkenlate04

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It could be the heat they can sense too. Imagine walking from a cold heatless piece of glass or plastic onto a warm hand that has to be a shocker.
 

Rydog

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GO on youtube and do a search for pokies there are some pretty funny vids of pokies not likeing skin.
 

DrGigglez666

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Well i was trying to find the dude meaninglessend's videos he was the one that said they didnt so i figured id ask about it!!
 
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