Long nails while handling

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jingi, May 19, 2017.

  1. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    Hi, I handle my male cham everyday and I was thinking if my long nails could hurt my cham, as nails are sharp and pointy.
    Thanks
     
  2. Matt Vanilla Gorilla

    Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast

    Ok?

    Here is a picture I saw on the Internet:

    My compliments to the photographer! Great shot!
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  3. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    Matt: Wau, I thought they are fragile but hell, they can take something. Great shot also!
    Thanks for it.
     
  4. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Avid Member

    Why are your nails touching your cham? You shouldn't be grabbing him ever, unless an emergency.
     
  5. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    I leave my arm in his cage and he climbs on me, then I either let him roam around his range or let him climb back into cage if he wants
     
  6. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Avid Member

    That's fine just wasn't sure why your nails would be touching him at all?
     
  7. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    Chameleons are still animals, they do what they want, so when my cham decides to climb onto my head or so, I have to grab him from down
     
  8. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Avid Member

    Wow what's with the sassy remark? I think we all agree that chameleons are animals kid, if you're grabbing him with your nails then perhaps you should be the one reminded that they're animals.
     
    #8 jamest0o0, May 19, 2017
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  9. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Avid Member

    Learn to scoop from underneath gently... or don't handle every day and stress out your chameleon as he tries to escape to your head.
     
  10. JacksJill

    JacksJill Avid Member

  11. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Avid Member

    Just because that cham is going through needles doesn't mean ours in captivity are suitable for that. If a bug can bite through a cham's skin so can a needle
     
  12. JacksJill

    JacksJill Avid Member

    @jamest0o0 good point (no pun intended). To be clear no one is recommending exposing chameleons to spiky plants or other things. Their eyes are still very vulnerable and they are not bullet proof.
     
  13. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Avid Member

    No i realize that, i was just thinking a new-comer might take that the wrong way. Either way my bad i know i got a little heated, just gets on my nerves when people get advice and then ignore it or have a smarta** response. I know you and @Matt Vanilla Gorilla are great people and know your stuff. No disrespect and i won't argue anything further i think the op gets the point(pun intended). I apologize for being rude, short fuse today... ALWAYS slide your hand under your cham, don't grab. That's all
     
  14. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    You actually took it as sassy behaviour? I am honestly suprised. I wasn´t trying to be mean,or sassy for matter. I had honestly good on my mind.
     
  15. Matt Vanilla Gorilla

    Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast

    Let's be nice and mature guys! No one needs to get upset or in trouble! You both braught up good point!
     
  16. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    I just guess this was at ours different culture´s fault. Being from other parts of world and being raised differently and so.
     
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  17. JacksJill

    JacksJill Avid Member

    It is hard to interpret a persons tone from text. It's best to give the benefit of the doubt and clear up any misunderstandings with further explanation or questions. A happy emoji:) can help.
    I agree with you @jamest0o0 for the benefit of the forum you have to treat every comment expecting it to be read by someone that may have no reptile experience OP or not. Eventually old threads get reread and you never know who the reader will be or their level of experience.
     
  18. Matt Vanilla Gorilla

    Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast

    w
    Where in the world do you live? I am originally from South Africa. Now in USA.
     
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  19. Decadancin

    Decadancin Moderator
    Staff Member

    Just for the record, I didn't take the response as sassy. Either way, thanks for getting back on track ;).
     
  20. Jingi

    Jingi Member

    In Czech republic. It´s really small country, in heart of Europe.
     
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