Hey guys. I have had my new leopard gecko for about almost a week now, and I want him to start getting used to me. I have held him before (just when I first got him really) but left him after that. Every time I put my hand in the tank (to do maintenance and such), he gets terrified, and backs away. If I rest my hand in there for a couple seconds, he walks up to it, and goes into his typical 'striking' stance. I'm pretty sure that if I left my hand in there, he would bite me, just by the way he stands and moves his head. (That's what he does when I give him his food) I don't want him to start biting me, as this would be a habit that would be nearly impossible to break. (Or so I think)
Is there any way to stop him from biting me, so this doesn't become a habit for him? He hasn't bitten me yet, but I don't want it to even start.
Thanks in advance.