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Myrtle
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Hi everyone! I purchased a RES from a pet store about 5 days ago. He seems to be scared of me because he ducks his head away or walks away from me if I put my hand in the water to feed him or am near him. Does he just need time to adjust to his new home and me? Or do RES\'s not like to be touched at all? He seems to be doing very well otherwise (he is eating and explores the tank when he thinks I am out of ther room). Thanks, from me and Myrtle!!
chanman
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my RES took a few weeks to get used to me. When I first got them would all run to the other side of the tank and then suck all their limbs in when I picked them up.

That was 5 months ago. 4 of them are pretty friendly now and don\'t shy away if I slowly come near them. 1 of them still likes to run away though. Depends on personality too I think...
Myrtle
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Thanks. That\'s good to know. He is still hiding alot, but I will just give him time to warm up to me then.
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