Saturday, June 11, 2016

Lucy- My gargoyle gecko with metabolic bone disease

The gargoyle geckos have such bold color that gets better with time.  It is great to watch it develop and come in.  I have one little lady that I adopted with metabolic bone disease.  I don't think there is any chance that I can reverse it but I have been able to get her healthy.  She has been putting on weight and doesn't seem as hump backed.

When I got her- 43grams
She was boney and had a pretty significant hump in her spine at her tail.

After 4 months and 13 grams later she is fiesty.  She has filled out nicely and has some meat on her bones.

No more bones but still humped.  Love her fat legs.

55 grams

She never gets as light as she did when I got her.    I like the fact that I could help her.  Wish I hadn't had to pay $150 to get her.  I couldn't leave her behind.  I don't know if her owner knew what was wronge with her- she said she "got her this way".

up to 68 grams.  Chunky Monkey

Friday, June 10, 2016

Leopard gecko boys.

I have two leopard geckos.  Elliott and Charlie.  I love these guys and find that as they age they change a little.  Heads broader, spots developing, lightening of Elliotts "blaze".  They are such trusting animals.  I have had them since they were in their teens in grams.  They are so calm and trusting.  They come out when they hear me in their room to "check me out".

I made the mistake once of having them on the same bed.  I saw all these pictures of people having their geckos out together.  I thought 3 feet would be enough space.  Wronge...  Elliott moved so fast- ran across the bed and bit Charlie on the tail.  Never again.  I would have been crushed if Charlie lost his tail- he has a little scar.

Don't take them out together- it happens so fast.  As in all things- safety first.

Charlie always reminds me of a dragon.  It is his eyes.

My boy likes to explore.

I love how they taste everything.  They are so gentle.

Elliott- my man.
I think he could smell Charlie on my hand- had to put him up until I can wash Charlie's scent off.

Is that Charlie I taste?