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    Michelle Stalemo
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    Lilly Pad on her throne

    My Lilly Pad is hanging out on her perch, showing off her beauty.

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    Zoodulcis
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    What a stunning creature. Just naturally elegant. Have you had her a long time?

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      Michelle Stalemo
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      We rescued her about a year ago. Her previous owners did not really handle her, so she was not very friendly at first. We are working with her daily to earn her trust and “friendship”. She is a beauty!

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        Zoodulcis
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        Good for you!

        Just a quick behavioral tip… many keepers recommend not handling a pet daily. Handling is stressful, until they are really used to it and come to enjoy it. Daily stressors seven days a week, without 48 hours to decompress and let the adrenergic system chill for a while, can reduce the animal’s immune system response. You may not have meant literally every day, but if you did, then just take my comment under advisement, and consider giving her a break from daily handling, maybe once per week or so.