Can you even imagine going to feed the geckos, and finding two eggs at the bottom of the terrarium? That’s exactly what happened! Who knew the Little Gecko Without a Tail would be so amorous.
The entire idea of getting him in the first place was that know one would love him, and he needed a forever home. (My granddaughter Sage wrote an entire page about why she should get him) Well, apparently when my daughter Tracy, and Sage were at LLL Reptile, they gave Crunch to them if they bought another gecko. So of course, they came home with two, and everything they needed to make a beautiful home for them. Sage loves them, and they really are interesting to study.
Meanwhile, Crunch, the little gecko without a tail, and Megan made a home for themselves, and I guess someone loves Crunch as much as Sage does.
This is a HUGE learning opportunity, and a great school project!
The eggs were marked on top so they didn’t get moved, and put in an incubator to keep them warm. Incubation time is something like four months, so maybe the eggs have been there two of those months. Every once in a while Tracy candles them, and the last time the whole family saw the tiny gecko move. At this point the head, arms, and legs are visible, and still developing. Since we had all kinds of creatures while my kids were growing up, I think this is exciting, and a great summer project to learn from.
Meanwhile…..the terrarium is just the right temperature, the geckos are feed just the right amount of food, and they get sprayed with a fine mist of water twice a day. I wonder how many more eggs with appear out of nowhere?