Sunday, August 19, 2018

Abigail and Flash 2018 hatchlings

Let the egg hatching begin.

First hatchlings have arrived.

Blow are pictures of Mom, Dad, and hatchlings.





Baby J - hatch date 2018-8-15 - day 1

Baby J - day three

Baby K - Hatch date 2018-8-16 - day 1

Baby K = day 2

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Halmahera geckos

Halmahera geckos are hard to come by.  Most on the market are wild caught and get sick and die rather quickly.  They don't acclimate well.  I have captive bred (CB), wild caught (WC) On the verge of- and long term wild caught in captivity- long term captive (LTC).

I purchased my first Halmahera gecko from an expo.  WC and dead in days.  I learned a hard lesson super fast.

My next was purchased as LTC.  He is huge.  He is glorious.  He made me fall in love with the species.

I went on to purchase to CB babies that are coming along great and look to be a male and female.

I do keep my eye out for Halmahera geckos on the market and found a pair that were LTC.  The previous owners said that they had had them for a year. They were crazy wild when I first got them back in April, 2018.  Over the past 4 months they have settled down a bit.

The key with these geckos is- Never grab at them.

LTC male 

LTC male- love his color changes

LTC male- The boy who started it all

Love their little feet.


One of my CB babies.  Born July, 2017

One of my CB babes.  Born July, 2017

The CB babies are very mellow

Sweet baby

Hal- LTC that started it all.

LTC female


LTC male- WC tend to have more injuries.  Dropped tails that have regrown.  This boy has had a rough trip.

Oh, Hal.

Gargoyle geckos have such a wonderful range of colors.




Mona- fired down.  When she is fired up she looks like a tomato.



This little boy is a blessing and a curse.  He really is wonderful overall.  He does like to find his cozy spots.

I get up hours before everyone else on the weekend.  His solution- sleep in my spot.

Oh, his precocious.

Where there is a pillow, there is a bed.

Where there is a doll, there is a bed.

Where there is a people, there is a bed.


Where there is a blanket, there is a bed.

Where there is an ankle, there is a bed.

Where there is a leg, there is a bed.

Updated photos of the Frogs

I never tire of these guys.  I have had them for a little over 4 years.  I purchased them from Craigslist along with their 10 gallon aquarium.  They have gone through a couple upgrades and now reside in a 36"w x 18"d x 24"h planted terrarium.  The photos below vary in color based on the frog and lighting.  Not a pet for holding but very wonderful to listen to, watch, and photograph.