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  • First Mail-Order Geckos Are Here!

    Been up since 6am on my day off because I could hardly sleep! Big thanks to KevinS and Gecko Girl for being patient with all my questions about my first time ordering geckos through someone online and having them shipped.

    The box arrives. wher d gekkers at?


    olol he underside


    This is Zag. As you can see...

    ZigZags!

    This little guy is unnamed right now.


    But so handsome. Possible male, but I'm hoping the seller was wrong It's still sooo tiny.


    Mourning Geckos!

    Can you find me?
    1♂ 1♀ 6? Crested Gecko; 1♂ Eastern Kingsnake; 1♀ Western Hognose Snake; 1♀ mutt hound dog, Gerdie; 3 Lepidodactylus lugubris

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    Oh and here is Hersh enjoying a nap out in the open on a cloudy day. I think this is partially fired? He doesn't normally show off his pattern.
    1♂ 1♀ 6? Crested Gecko; 1♂ Eastern Kingsnake; 1♀ Western Hognose Snake; 1♀ mutt hound dog, Gerdie; 3 Lepidodactylus lugubris

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    • #3
      Congrats! they're all very cute geckos I always enjoy looking at your gecko Hershel, he has such neat colors..
      I'm expecting my own first mail-ordered gecko this friday, I can't wait to unbox her/him
      Enjoy your new critters!
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      • #4
        Cute geckos! I got a package today and yesterday, so I know the excitement!

        I didn't notice any holes in the crested's tub. Are there holes anywhere or a screen? Do you have a picture of the bin? I'm just asking because if there is not enough air flow things could be too wet and cause skin and/or respiratory problems.
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        • #5
          There were ventilation holes in the deli cups. I'll be letting them rest for a while, but still monitoring for any adverse effects from the move. I did give them a spritz in their new houses, but didn't drench them. they also have open water if they need a drink and some cgd if they decide to eat. But now they get some well deserved quiet time until I check on them during misting time. I haven't had babies this small since Hershel about two years ago... and I think he was a tiny bit bigger.
          1♂ 1♀ 6? Crested Gecko; 1♂ Eastern Kingsnake; 1♀ Western Hognose Snake; 1♀ mutt hound dog, Gerdie; 3 Lepidodactylus lugubris

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          • #6
            I think Purple Trex was asking about the geckos' actual enclosures, the sterilite bins
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            • #7
              oh, the lids are just the plastic frame now, filled in with door screening. I'm still experimenting with ventilation. The wet/dry cycle seemed fine in the winter, but since the spring storms are finally here the ambient humidity is going up. I'll be making new bins, as I have plans to order more babies... so every new round of cage-making will incorporate things I've learned from the previous

              The baby gecko bins, I don't remember which sterilite size they were... but they are roughly the same dimensions as a small KK. Both geckos are under 10g and housed alone.
              Then the bin the mourning geckos are in is a 24qt sterilite that is roughly 12 or 13" tall. My plan is to move juvi crested in those size bins after about 10g, probably housed singly. Then from there house adults in the 66qt or 72qt sterilites, or order custom housing from Pinup Reptiles.

              I'm open to suggestions if you've had some experience. I always want to improve.

              Here's quick pix of the spare 24qt I have set up, just in case. Not completely furnished, but it's ready.

              1♂ 1♀ 6? Crested Gecko; 1♂ Eastern Kingsnake; 1♀ Western Hognose Snake; 1♀ mutt hound dog, Gerdie; 3 Lepidodactylus lugubris

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              • #8
                I appreciate the fact that you asked questions so you're very much welcome . I would love updates on these guys periodically too! I'm glad they went to a good home
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                • #9
                  Did a photo shoot with these guys the other week
                  Here is Zag, looking to be turning out male.



                  And what was always referred to as the Lavender is now named "The Lawman Ira Aten" or just Lawman. I have a 'wild west' theme going on for gecko names this year. (Zag came pre-named)




                  Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed!
                  The next day I get good weather and good gecko 'tudes I'll be taking out Etta Place (Outlaw Queen), my lavender harly from Pinup Reptiles.
                  1♂ 1♀ 6? Crested Gecko; 1♂ Eastern Kingsnake; 1♀ Western Hognose Snake; 1♀ mutt hound dog, Gerdie; 3 Lepidodactylus lugubris

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                  • #10
                    Really like the crazy pattern on Zag. Reminds me of brush strokes from a paintbrush.

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                    • #11
                      They are looking good! I can't wait to see them all grown up. Especially Lawman since he seems to keep growing prettier and the cream just gets better and better!
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                      • #12
                        Love the updated photos! They seem to be doing well
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