I had the same issue with my blue iguana when i first got him a few months back. I had to chase him around but when i got him he would ease up and let me relax my hand and he wouldnt take off. I did alot of moving him around when i first got him and i wanted him to get used to his new habitat before i start handling him anymore after reading the steps you should take on this site. But keep me posted on how it goes!!!