I hold him once per day from about 20 to sometimes 45 mins. Do you suggest I do it more then once? I have in the past done it multi times during the day but it seemed to make him more aggressive so I backed down to just once.
I do what you have suggested about holding him secure and loosening when he relaxes. He will stay put for a short bit. Some days better then others and when he tries to bolt then I repeat the process. I've tried treats but he refuses to take anything. Just recently over the last week when he tries to bite me I have been sticking a piece of treat into the bite. He does take it, he just does a lick or or and leaves the food alone. And seems to stop biting for a short time. Nit sure if I should continue this or if it's a bad thing using food. But like I said I just started it hoping it might persuade him I'm not so bad.
After our holding session I will go to put him in his enclosure and the will start the whole tail whipping, biting, hissing, and trying to break away all over. I secure him again not putting him down or back until he calms down. Once he stops then I return him to his enclosure. Once he is in he runs like crazy away from me.
If I stand infant of him enclosed at all even if I'm not going into it he will puff up, whip his tail, hiss etc.
I feel like I'm making no progress with him. I know he is only around a year or year and half old but is this what you would consider normal even though I've had him for a year?
I definitely would love some tips and ideas for ways to get him social.
Oh and he is a male if that helps.
Thank you Roger for your help. I really appreciate it