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A Tuesday Surprise!

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First Hatchling

First Hatchling

Last week I told you all about the geckos, and the eggs that are incubating.  Thursday I received a call from my grand-daughter Sage.  She was so excited I could hardly understand her, but after finally getting her to slow down and talk to me this is what  she was trying to say…..

“Mom told me to check the incubator, and see how the eggs are doing, and guess what grandma…..?”  says Sage

“One of the eggs hatched, and there is a little gecko in there!”

After expressing my excitement, and Sage expressed her excitement, she tells me the other egg was starting to hatch also, and she had to go.  I asked her if someone could take a video, and of course they said, Yes!  But, after the whole thing was said and done, they forgot to take the video.  Sage facetimed her cousin, they all watched the second egg hatch, and all the while I sat here expecting to show all of you the hatching egg in the process.

Second hatling

Second hatling

Well, there are four more eggs to hatch, and in approximally two weeks the next two should be hatching.

This is so much fun to be part of, I can’t tell you…  And just about the time I was going to tell you all about Connor’s little creatures, Sage’s geckos steal the spotlight.

Stay tuned for more excitement, and pictures.

More About The Geckos

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Gecko eggs

Gecko eggs

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.

Crunch The Little Gecko without a tail

Crunch The Little Gecko without a tail

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.

Megan the momma Gecko

Megan the momma Gecko

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?