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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.



 

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bless,brings back happy memories.
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LOL - nope not named after anybody in particular, I just thought the name suited him.

Offending critter:

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And a slightly better pic...

 

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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.
 

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Cool photos, Katey!8)

Why do you call the cricket offending?:lol:
 

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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.
 

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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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Kate:

Those are "much, much prettier" than the ones which I have in the back yard.

The ones which are indigenous to West Texas are chameleons.

If they are on the cinder block fence you can only be aware of them if they move (or the puppy dog gets after them and then they move).

Same when they are on the brick vernier on the rear of the house under the porch.

When they are on the pecan trees neither the puppy dog nor Ron can see them unless they move.

TR
 

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I had a tokay. I used apples, oranges, fresh pineapple, and a commercial water- holding foam to provide water for my crickets. A water bowl became a "drowning pool" for the insects. Your "pet" is very good looking, the question is, does it eat bedbugs? lol :tongue:
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. Currently, I'm feeding the crickets with orange and cucumber. I have ordered some commercial food for feeding them up, and will take your advice re the holding foam herefishy :)

As for bedbugs... I haven't tried them with that particular delicacy yet :tongue:
 

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kateyoup said:
As for bedbugs... I haven't tried them with that particular delicacy yet :tongue:
Is that your new phobia now?


Lots of luck with your gecko and er...new pets..crickets.:shock:
 

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Lupin said:
kateyoup said:
Is that your new phobia now?


Lots of luck with your gecko and er...new pets..crickets.:shock: [/color]
Nope - spiders are still my main phobia.. but I think I'll be adding crickets to the list, especially the black ones!

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Kate:

Kate:

I guess that means me sending you a couple of dozen of these for you to raise babies from "is out of the question"?

[img]http://fishforum.com/userpix/435_m_tarantula2_2.jpg

I have seen many of these which were 6" (1/6M) in leg span.

Also they are very, very brightly colored with many variations.

What colors do you prefer for the shipment?

TR
 

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Ron, she's going to make you wear kilts if you send her spiders.:shock:
 

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Kate, I plan to steal Charlie - watch out!
Not if she has a burglar alarm set in her house.
 

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Julie said:
Ron aren't those Tarantulas rather than spiders? Beautiful anyway!

Kate, I plan to steal Charlie - watch out!
If you do steal him Julie, see you if can get him to eat please? :(
 
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