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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?

The Zoo Continues To Grow!

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Megan or "Meg" as she will be called

Megan or “Meg” as she will be called

The evening Sage brought her new pal home she Face Timed me to show me her gecko…….   I sat there stunned as she showed me this enormous terrarium that had been set up in her bedroom, along with not just “Crush, the gecko without a tail” but, a  friend of Crush’s.   Yep, you guessed it.  The man at the reptile store offered them a discount for buying two, so being the thrifty shopper that my daughter is (never resisting a deal), and the fabulous little researcher Sage is,  they bought two geckos. The poor little gecko without a tail needs a friend don’t you think?  That’s what Sage said!

Well,  I can tell you that Sage’s parents are pushovers!