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Amphitrite 08-05-2007 06:57 PM

Leopard Gecko
Hi all, this is my new friend.. a young leopard gecko called Charlie. Excuse the poor quality photo - I'll try to get some better ones once he has settled in.

willow 08-05-2007 07:07 PM

bless,brings back happy memories.

herefishy 08-05-2007 07:15 PM

Did you name him after anyone special? Nice little critter, Kate. Cricket eating fools.

Amphitrite 08-05-2007 07:27 PM

LOL - nope not named after anybody in particular, I just thought the name suited him.

Offending critter:[/u]

Amphitrite 08-05-2007 07:51 PM

And a slightly better pic...

blueblue48 08-05-2007 08:24 PM

beautiful gecko.... is that fake lawn stuff :?:

Amphitrite 08-06-2007 02:31 AM

It's called repti-carpet or something like that. The reptile centre uses it in their tanks - apparently it's one of the preferred choices.

Sand can't be used as a substrate as apparently the gecko can ingest this and become impacted.

Lupin 08-06-2007 02:46 AM

Cool photos, Katey!8)

Why do you call the cricket offending?:lol:

willow 08-06-2007 03:17 AM

just a little something i thought of,keep a fresh bit of fruit
in the viv for the crickets,if there are any left,(ment to remove uneaten)
so they don't look at charlie as something to snack on.

Amphitrite 08-06-2007 03:20 AM

Thanks Willow! I have a slice of orange in there - so hopefully they'll leave him alone. I'm a little concerned that he's not eating very well at the moment - but I suppose I need to give him time to settle down.

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