Guess what I got for my birthday…
bet you will never guess, unless you follow me on Instagram
Well before you die of suspense I shall tell you
GECKOS! not just any geckos either, Crested Geckos
It started with Bing… a gift from a new friend, who is married to this guy… who you may have seen around the blog world. And what a gift she is… this is what they call her when she is “fired-down” or the normal colored I guess.
This is Bing “fired-up”… beautiful huh? I don’t know how I manage to get such beautiful pets, eventually I am going to get a real dopey looking one, God is funny like that.
Here is a photo to show her size, she may pack a ton of color but she is still catching up in size. Thanks so much to my Mr. for assisting with these photos. I am not sure what the color morph is as all that stuff is faaaar too complicated for me. If I figure it out, I will let you know. My new friend started me with some food and a critter carrier for miss Bing but I knew she would need more. So I kept an eye on craigslist while I priced out terrariums.
I found a fantastic deal on craigslist that included all this stuff (cricket food, water, calcium spray and powder… along with cleaners, food, dishes, vitamin sprays, lil dripper, mister bottle and substrate), and a nice tall exo-terra terrarium.
That looked like this after I set it all up for the girls. I also included the cork log that you see on top later after I added the second gecko
Yes, second gecko. She came with the deal.
Meet Nanners, short/nickname for Banana.
Apparently the air outside tasted good
She is a chunker, here is a picture to give you a feel for her size. She is also like 2 or 3 years older than Bing, hopefully she will grow up this well. I had concerns about housing them together but my friend assured me they would be fine.
Despite their size differences they seem to be doing just fine together. Now if I could just stop worrying about whether she is eating or not we would all be happy campers. My concern has actually driven me to figuring out how to shoot a time lapse with my camera, hopefully now that I have 400 some images I can figure out how to turn it into a video for you.
I am sure as they get more comfortable you will see more photos of them so stay tuned.