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Tastie Treats [Feb. 26th, 2009|09:52 am]
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Hello everyone, I have a 2 year old leo named Giz (Gizmo). I am living on a tight budget and can't always afford the expensive wax/silk worms etc. Does anyone have any good recommendations for possible substitute treats I could offer Giz? I noticed a photo of someone giving some kind of baby food to a crested as a treat, is this a good idea for leos? If so what kind of baby food should I try? Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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Two new girls. [Feb. 22nd, 2009|09:29 pm]
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Sunglow female from The Urban Gecko;

And a rather unique Tangerine-Carrot tail female from Green Knight Exotics.

My new babies :)

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Vega! [Dec. 26th, 2008|11:32 pm]
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[mood |contentcontent]

She's growing too fast! Anyhow, I finally got a semi-decent digital camera, so here are some pics of my sweetie.


In case anyone's wondering, the little sleeping bag and pillow she has were her Christmas present from my mom. She made them by hand. Vega loves them. She goes in and goes right to sleep with her head on the pillow. It's adorable.

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African Fat-Tailed Gecko not eating [Mar. 19th, 2008|08:22 pm]
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So, I have an African Fat-Tailed Gecko, and within the past couple months, since about mid-January? she hasn't been eating as much.  She's housed on that green reptile carpet and I usually feed her in a plastic critter keeper type thing.  I put the crickets in, put her in, let her take her toll, and then take her out and put her back in her tank.  She was eating about 20 medium crickets a week prior to this, once a week.  Now she eats like... one or two.  If that many.

Her tail isn't concerning me too much yet, it still feels relatively fatty, but before too long it's really gonna start concerning me.  Now, could this just possibly be winter slow down?  Or should I be really concerned?  I don't know what else to tell y'all that might help, but ask away.  She hasn't really eaten enough to poop much but the white (I should know what that's called, owning both a bird and a reptile, but I don't).  But that she seems to do just fine.  When I take her out, her color is good and she shed FINE the last time she shed. Her eyes are bright and open and she is only as sluggish as she's always been during the day.  During the night I often see her moving around her tank, so I don't think she's acting sluggish.  That's kind of what bothers me, is it seems that for as active as she seems to be, she's not eating.

Also, if I need to take her in, is there a website that lists reptile vets in an area, like there is with birds?  I've never been able to find one, but I could somehow be searching wrong, I think.

Anyway, all I ask is that no one be alarmist, because that really... really won't help me.  If you think I should wait and see if she perks up in another couple weeks, I can do that, but if you really think I need to take her in, I will do that, too.  I just don't want to put her through unnecessary stress, you know?  I trust more in my bird's and dog's ability to cope with that kind of stress than I do the reptile.
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New Babies [Jan. 1st, 2008|11:19 pm]
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I guess I should announce the arrivals of our three new bundles of joy...

Our Orange Tiger from Sticky Toed Gecko, who now looks like a olive dalmatian.
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Our Dark Flame from HEKK Geckos.
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Our Red from The Friendly Gecko
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The names of the cresties aren't perminant it's just until we figure out what sex they are.
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Saras [Nov. 13th, 2007|07:11 pm]
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[mood |goodgood]

Hi everyone!  It's been quiet here lately so I thought I'd try to liven it up with a few photos.  Tonight's subject.s is my oldest R. Sarasinorum.  She is one of my all time favorite geckos.  She may not be that flashy with color, but she totally makes it up with personality.  ^__^

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Sick gecko. [Oct. 13th, 2007|02:03 pm]
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Hi. New to the community. Sorry for jumping right into things, but I am worried and will therefore begin my time here with a grave and dire question.

I have a beautiful female leopard gecko who's been living with me for almost three years now. I live in Colorado, but was going to school in Washington. She's made the trip about four times now. She was always fine after a move, even when there was a 9,000 ft altitude change. But when I moved into my apartment about 6 mos ago, she stopped eating. I moved her into a different room, fixed her lighting, made sure she was warm enough, changed the diet of the crickets she was eating. I took her to the vet, and we did a round of Baytril. I spent six weeks force feeding her every night. I've added medications to the supplements I give her crickets before she eats them. She's active, has excellent color, is friendly as ever, but just won't gain weight. I called the vet back three times and they said to just be patient, that it takes reptiles a long time to heal. They checked her stool for parasites and she was clear, they shone a bright light through her and found no blockages....

She just won't get better... The vet said she might have a degenerative bone disease, and I did get her from a pet store so who knows her lineage, but. I don't know. I'm just so worried, and have been for so long. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do that might help her? I just want her to get better, but it feels like I'm already starting to say my goodbyes.
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Work gecko [Oct. 6th, 2007|07:32 am]
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[mood |sadsad]

I recently started working at a pethotel/animal hospital. Mostly the hotel. We get a lot of all sorts of creatures wild and domestic over there. Yesterday I encountered a juvinile house gecko... unfortunately the encounter didn't go so well...

So I found this lil house gecko. I was walking a dog into the building. I was having to walk dogs yesterday because some fresh cement was put in the yards on the other girl's shift and it was still too wet to put dogs out there, especially for some that I knew would dig at it.

Anyway. He's tiny.. maybe a few days old I was protecting him from said dog I was walking back inside whom tried to eat him, I was in an awkward position keeping the dog back and away from the gecko and I ended up hurting his little leg... It doesn't seem broken. He's using it just fine... however the skin on it looks like it was taken off. :-( I felt so horrible about that. He lost his tail too but I'm not quite so worried about that.

I took him next door to the hospital asap (they're separate buildings but owned by the same person and they're on the same property) and the vet made me feel better after I brought him and said she was sure he's in good hands.

I have him in my largest critter keeper right now with some water and a little makeshift hide for him to take cover in and paper towel substrate. He's not going to be a pet. I figure I'll keep him until his leg heals and then I'll let him go where I found him.

I've caught several lizards (mostly blue tailed skinks) that have gotten in and about got themselves eaten by the dogs and let them go outside. This is the first time one has gotten hurt.

This afternoon/evening I'm going to petsmart to get some tiny crickets for him. I might also cut an egg carton or something or put a few of those fake leaves from some vines I bought Ziggy one time in there... all the white in that critter keeper there is darn creepy... Like... the Stepford wives creepy... lol
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Geckos for Sale! [Aug. 21st, 2007|08:43 pm]
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[mood |hopefulhopeful]

Hi guys. I was just posting to let you all know that I have some Crested geckos and Gargoyle geckos for sale. Right now it's LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY. Due to the heat in North Texas at the moment I can't do any shipping. There aren't many members here in this community yet, so I don't expect anyone to reply. But if anyone is interested, just let me know what you're looking for and I can email pictures and supply the DoB and any other info you might like. I'm also willing to drive an hour in any direction to arrange a pick-up as well. I'm located about an hour North of Dallas and not too far from Oklahoma as well.
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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2007|08:44 pm]
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Hi, I just got a leopard gecko, and I have some questions to make sure I'm doing everything right.

I got a 10 gallon tank, and I'm using paper towels as substrate. I have a large hide (on the cool side), and a little hide and rock on the hot side. I have a small water dish as well. I was looking online, and I think I'm going to take the small hide out and put a plastic container w/moss or paper towels for a moist hide...is that a good idea?

I fed him 3 crickets, but since I just got him he's scared. It's normal that he's not eating right away, right? Online it says so many different things about feeding them. Is every other day ok for little ones? He's around 3-5 months, I'm not exactly sure.

As for lighting, I have a long desert terranium lamp (UVB) and a regular light bulb (60 watts) for heat. Is this alright? Some people say that I need a different light for night time, but some say I don't. Is it ok to leave both lights on 24-hours, or do I need to turn them off/switch them at night.

I thought I did enough research, but I've been looking at different sites, and everyone says a different thing. I'm hoping this community will be more helpful, since you all have lizards.

Right now he seems to be doing fine, but I just want to keep it that way.

Thanks for any help!
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