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    Default Sticky, the dark chocolate harley

    Got Sticky finally fired up! Adopted him in summer 2016, and he's always in fire down, even in night. Now at around 2,5 years old he's 40grams, so nice, "average" guy.

    His breeder had calcium problems with her laying females and some of the babies had symptoms similiar to MBD. He's now perfectly healthy, just with a little crooked spine in one place (just like me, haha!).

    I once asked for tips for him in >this< thread, as he's very flightly and has panic attacks when I try to pick him up. I tried all the methods mentioned there and nothing really worked, so he's more of a display animal now. But as you can see I can hold him sometimes, and he's even fairly calm once on hands. Most of the time I just touch him with a fake plant and he jumps right onto my hands trying to run away from that scary green something.










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    Wow. Love the broken pin he has. I know most breeders hate that but his is proportional and even. Nice tail too. I always like to call my gecko's that have those kinds of tails "the de-pix-elating" gecko's, lol. Nice size too. Hope that he eventually somewhat calms down for you, lol.
    - Hail7ey
    Hailey Rose
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    Hail7ey, thank you! I like him too, even if he's not the super highest end gecko. As for calming down I accepted that he prefers to be display animal, so I'm not forcing him too often. Usually I just take him for a few minutes to check him thoroughly and take quick pic once every few months (for the rest of the time I just watch him in his cage to make sure he looks healthy). And you are totally right about the tail, it looks like it's de-pixelated, haha!

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    Yes, lol! Sometime I will have to send you a picture of my crested gecko Pickle's tail! It is pretty neat how we have developed all these cool traits, morphs, patterns, and colours! I can't even imagine what they will come up with in the future...
    - Hail7ey
    Hailey Rose
    1.0 Correlophus Ciliatus ~ Gobi
    0.1 Maltese/Terrier ~ Mazy
    1.0 Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu ~ Milo

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    Update about this guy:

    Last summer I gave him to my dad since both he and my mum really like cresties. He was doing very good in their care for the first few months, but then my dad decided they want to give him a proper enclosure with the dimensions recommended on most sites. They moved him to new cage and it turned out that just like my other male he felt too stressed in bigger tank. After more than a month of being in new cage and not eating (and losing weight) my parents moved him to his old, smaller enclosure hoping that he will start to eat again. They waited another month, did all the things I could think of like mixing the food with honey, leaving him totally alone in calm part of the house etc. Nothing worked so they decided to give him back to me since they were so stressed he will die.

    At the moment he's 31grams and will eat only bugs. So tomorrow we will go for some roaches to get some weight on him and then we'll try to get him back on pangea/repashy. I feel bad for my parents since they just wanted him to be more comfortable but it's really hard to predict how some individuals will react. Keep you fingers crossed for him!

    No pictures at the moment since I don't want to stress him more

    Oh, he also dropped his tail in the meantime, the neigbour on another flat was doing some renovations and Sticky decided he didn't like the sounds of it.
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