I have always felt that getting you animals used to being handled is important ! Here is one example why ! Slick is having a soak , please notice the dark area on the right side of his mouth !
another shot .
It turned out to be ,dry ,crusted food . Left unnattended this might very well lead to a bacterial infection . An expensive trip to the Vet and antibiotics ! This doesn't include the trauma to your reptile !
A little rubbing and scrubbing with a Q Tip , and Slick was "Good to go" !
Because he is so used to being handled , it was easy to deal with and no trauma for Slick , who was ready to go about his business !