So I sorely need a place where I can dump all my Leopard gecko photos!!
It all started like this: my little brother and I visited a PetCo and he asked (he's 19) why I didn't have any cool looking Betta's like the ones we were looking at at the store. I said I'd be happy to take one home that he liked but I didn't have any more room for tanks at the moment, so he said that I could set up a tank in his room! So I started to plan with working out something he'd like as well. He wanted a big fish in the 20 gallon and maybe some schoolers. We'd also looked at the Gecko's and Chameleon's too and thought it was maybe an option.
Finally, I decided that I should get something we could both enjoy, he likes fish but not like I LIKE fish, he likes things he can interact with and hold. So I decided we should invest in one or two Leopard Gecko's since I'd heard they were easy as far as lizard's go and this was my first ever venture into reptiles of any sort! I was quite nervous and still sort of am, their life seems more significant than my fish merely because they are larger animals though I know it's not true, it's probably more due to the fact that Bobby (my little bro) loves the gecko's as much as I do and the fish, well I'm the only one who actually cares enough to have tanks.
So last Saturday we ventured to PetCo during their 50% off sale, two leopard's for the price of one? Hells to the Yes!! So I actually ended up picking out two of them that I liked since I couldn't get them off my mind and my little brother is a very nice guy, he ended up falling in love with them anyway so it worked out in the end.
Eventually we'll have to separate the two of them because there could be premature breeding leading to death or if they're both males they'll kill each other or if it's female/female then there is the possibility of same-sex bullying. It's a myth that they can live together peaceably. So I'll clean some of my room out and set up my 33 gallon hopefully with some nice foam DIY hides and get my gecko in there and leave his in the 20 gallon long in his room.
Mine is tentatively named Hawkeye (M*A*S*H, not Marvel), and he hasn't thought of a name for his yet, I think he might be a little upset that it's most likely a girl but not sure on that.
This is the first day they were home on Saturday. We ended up taking out the plant thing since it had metal parts sticking out everywhere and the Gecko's flesh is incredibly soft!
Hawk is the one in the back and Bobby's is the one in front, coloration is Bold Stripe Carrot as far as I can tell. I'm not sure about mine's coloration yet.
Bobby's found the plant and immediately went to check it out lol
Hawkeye was chilling, confused, but who wouldn't be?
He's a really good poser!
Possibly one of my favorite pictures of him just because it's so iconic of a lizard!
Then he found the cool hide
His eyes are very vivid! I absolutely adore the little spots on his chin too!
Bobby's gecko went into the warm hide
Later that night I came back and Hawk was still in the cool hide just chilling
Hawkeye likes to poop on the top of this hide lol
Bobby's was sleeping
This is the tank at the moment, I need to make my moist hide for them as well from a Tupperware container and damp paper towel ^_^
More pictures next from Sunday and Monday!