How have you been approaching him, and how did you pick him up?
With patience and proper handling he will come to tolerate you
I normally wait a little bit to see if he try's and comes to me he hasn't wanted to do that yet. So I go from underneath him and slowly scoop him.
Normal colors: ever since he has had his shed he has had darker dull colors the picture I posted is actually the brightest I have seen him since the shed.
Sheds are a finicky time. Is he normally like that ?