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New Years Babies

After the tragic escape of Storm a couple of months ago 3 days after being born, I was prepared this time with a solid 2.5 gallon aquarium with a fitted mesh screen :) When I found another clutch of two eggs a couple of months ago, I went ahead and got the habitat ready for the babies when they hatched.

This morning, no babies.

Tonight, both babies had hatched. They seem to be doing well in their new home.

Thunder is really interesting, because (s)he has no markings other than a single white patch near the base of the tail. I really look forward to seeing how the markings come out with age:

Lightening has amazing markings, but I know that doesn't mean they will remain the same. Ignore the fact that (s)he still has vermiculite in the shots.


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Jan. 1st, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
i SOOOO read that as saying BOOBIES the first time...

Jan. 1st, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
im pretty much very jealous right now!
Jan. 1st, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
They are so damn cute, aren't they? :)
Jan. 1st, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
they really are... i seriously want one.
Jan. 1st, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Crested geckos are really dang easy to care for. I think they are a great 'starter reptile'. They can be kept at room temp, and only need additional lighting if your room gets too cold. Mist their cage a couple of times a day. They will eat crickets and fruit baby food, but some people feed them only the baby food mixed with crested gecko diet so they don't have to deal with live insects. You can keep a pair in a 15-20 gallon aquarium - tall is better than wide. Screen top, lots of things to climb on.

They are also really nice reptiles to handle. They don't mind being held, will crawl all over your arm to your shoulder, jump from hand to hand (they like to jump).

The only two things to watch for would be:

- They are the only gecko that will not regrow its tail if it detaches it. Just an aesthetic thing.

- Pet stores are charging about $50 each. Keep your eyes on craigslist or something like that.
Jan. 1st, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
i may do that.. or i want a salamander *sp?* or a bearded dragon. but i love geckos too!
Jan. 1st, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about salamanders, but I did orginally want a Beardie. I finally talked myself out of it despite the fact that they are really sociable creatures. Two things stopped me - they take a LOT of fresh food preparation (I'm lazy) and they get BIG so you'll have to have a 55 gallon or larger aquarium as they grow. But they are damn cute and the little arm waving thing is the coolest. :)
Jan. 1st, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
You have so much going on and I dont know how you handle it all. I am not sure what those babies are, but I know how exciting lil babies can be!
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