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We have four new 'babies' in the house - two green anoles and to BEAUTIFUL leopard geckos!
The geckos are a 'pair' - a female and male. Maybe we'll have babies one day!

I started out with the freshly cleaned 20 gallon hex tank Scott freed up when he got his new 55 gallon long:

Then I added in my reptile carpet and habitat 'fixins' :) I like to call that my pot plant in the background. I don't know what it's supposed to be (it's a silk hanging terrarium plant), but they look suspiciously like pot leaves to me!

First, a rather grainy shot of my gecko pair together:

Here is the girl:

Here is my boy:

And here are the anoles by themselves:

Matthew is absolutely FASCINATED with the lizards. He's been calling the anoles the 'green ones' and the geckos the 'brown ones'. I knew it was only a matter of time, however... Matthew was watching and suddenly yelled that he found a brown one with NO SPOTS!!!! One of the anoles had climbed out of the leaves and went down to the warming rock, so he turned brown. Matthew didn't believe me when I told him they change colors based on their surroundings *laugh*

The geckos are really sweet, and seem to be adjusting to their surroundings nicely. They have all eaten, I believe, when I put some crickets in earlier.

We haven't thought up names yet. Any ideas?


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Nov. 18th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
What kind of household are you running there? First you're growing pot under special little lights, and then you post pictures of anole sex!!!
Nov. 18th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
We hoping they get quite an 'education' out of the tank ;)

Nov. 18th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Nice icon!!!

Perhaps a lovely nature walk would also be educational . . .
Nov. 18th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)
Archie and Edith
George and Weezy
George and Jane Jetson
Fred and Wilma

Johnny and June
Conway and Loretta

Nov. 19th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
Lizards are the best!
Dec. 12th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
They sell those silk 'novelty' plants around here too. Supposed to look like pot without the benefits. *laughs*

And leopard geckos climbing branches!? Maybe they are smoking pot. O_o

Your four are cute.
Dec. 13th, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
they climb quite well, actually... mine regularly climb along the wire mesh ceiling (laughs) with various levels of success, depending on the gecko.
Dec. 13th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
Not to be the sole negative person at this point...
But you should really consider separating the two species. Leopard geckos are nocturnal, ground dwelling, mellow lizards from hot and dry desert environments. Green Anoles are from subtropical humid forests, are diurnal and arboreal, and are generally more high strung. The anoles will need UV light to keep from getting bone disease, and there humidity requirements are going to be alot higher then what a leopard gecko would appreciate. Also...anoles are active enough that I have seen most people suggest keeping them in small harems in 50 gallon tanks.

There is also the disease factor...anoles are all wild caught, and liable to to have parasites capable of infecting you captive bred geckos.

Finally...the geckos are going to get big enough that they will certainly appreciate more horizontal room, not to mention the possibility that your lizards might start harassing the anoles. I could easily see an adult leo killing a sleeping anole.

So in conclusion....my best advice is separate them immediately.
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