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Old 02-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #1 
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My Leopard Gecko Fosters

Meet my two foster Leopard Geckos :) Unnamed still, had them for a week now.

I rescued these two leopard geckos who were being starved at a pet store that I intern at. The person who normally cared for them just up and left, and all of the animals were going hungry, geckos included. In order to save them from starvation I took them home, since the other workers were taking no steps to help them. No calcium on site, crickets and poo littering the cage, only a heat lamp, and only one hide. I work fish, otherwise I'd have taken them earlier. As it was, I took them as soon as I noticed how bad off they were. And when I say "rescue" I DO mean rescued. That is, I didn't pay for them. I know some people don't like the word "rescued" if it doesn't pertain to animals acquired in a manner so that the store doesn't profit, so I thought I'd explain that.

Anyways, I had a twenty gallon long on hand that I put them in. Waited a few days, sexed them, and am pretty certain I have a male and a female. I know keeping them together isn't ideal, but this is rather a short-term possession. I'm going to college in a few months and will need to re-home these two as soon as they're healthy enough. Here they are!


The female at the pet store, she was very stressed:


The male at the pet store:


You can see he's dehydrate and has some shed stuck to him:


The female is in front, the male in back:


A bit of the female's actual coloration:


The male's coloration:


Handsome boy:
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #2 
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Aw! :)

No, no more pets....I have no more room! O_O *runs out of forum*
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #3 
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You know you want them ;) Absolutely sweet, not problems from them whatsoever.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:32 PM   #4 
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Um..How do you sex them? O.o
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:55 PM   #5 
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It's pretty easy to tell just by flipping them over and looking at their tails. Males have a row of pores, females don't. That, and males have a bit wider of a head, but that's not as definite (:
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Ah, I was thinking you had to do it like sexing alligators. xD
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #7 
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Nothing that, uh, intrusive :P
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OMG lol
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Aww they are so skinny! Thanks for rescuing them!
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