Don't get me wrong, I wish I was able to handle them. I just don't see it happening with mine just because of what they are, small sized reptiles. I can usually take out their water bowls and do some spot cleaning without too much of a fuss, but once I try to pick them up then it's game over and I've accepted that. With larger monitors it can be different, I think it just takes time and perseverance. Haha Smittiferous I know the feeling, sometimes I worry if my hand will come back out of the cage with all my fingers! Just to be clear, I'm not arguing or saying it can't be done. Just my thoughts from my own experiences.