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Rocking around the mommy tree

During lunch today, I cleaned the lizard habitat. Maybe I'm trying to work off some of those doughnuts. :)

I figured that Frick and Frack (the anoles) would be the hardest to get into temporary shelters, but I was WRONG. Frick jumped right into my hand and proceeded to do laps up my arm around my shoulders, down the other arm, and back. He did not want to leave this fun new climbing toy to get into the temp enclosure. Took me a good 15 minutes. Frack got on my hand, but went much easier into the box.

Bruno and Maude were much more hesitant, but let me pick them up gently and hold them in my hands. The only problem was putting them back in where they wouldn't climb off my hand. BOTH of them, when trying to reposition my hand so I could get the other one in to help them off, took flying leaps into the cage. Scared the bejesus out of me, but they seem to be fine.

At least the cage smells nice and looks clean now.

Good thing: My lizards are all very human-friendly.

Good thing: Leopard geckos choose one location to go to the bathroom. Very neat.

Bad thing: Anoles don't.

Bad thing: The carpeting that I am using may be easy to clean up, but crickets and mealworms are making their way under it and living quite happily away from lizard mouths.