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Not much happening.
I did get waxworms, thank you for reminding me they existed! I usually try to stay away from them because of their addictive nature but they are definitely necessary at the moment.


So far, everyone is still getting along for the most part. They all happily took the waxworms, even Astrael who didn't like them last time! She gobbled them down!


Nothing new in fish.


CJ doesn't seem to like all her space now. She's back up top at the ledge where she used to sit when she was a bab too. There is plenty of hiding space in there though, not as densely packed as the 10 was. She's a strange one. Haven't seen her eat yet either. Hope that starts up soon and she settles into her new (old) home. Plants seem to be doing alright as well but we'll see in a months' time lol


I did a derp and took home that red bearded dragon, not the leather back. I'd taken Stormfly out for the costume contest and showed them to each other since it was the same store. He poofed up and started showing off to her. She was actually submissive which surprised me since she's a fairly dominant beardie. She didn't really respond to him at all though. I went to the other PetCo to grab worms since I forgot at this one. Was too annoyed with the fact that we won a button....yeah, a button...like a pin.....so he felt bad and no one showed up for the cat costume contest last week (surprise surprise) and so he gave me the cat basket to bring home lol. It had discounted items in it and half of it was for dogs....like...wtf? PetCo seriously favors their dogs, the dog contest had won a $15 giftcard....ANYWAY, went to the other store and took home the other beardie for the night. He almost immediately kicked Stormfly off her spot. I knew it wasn't right and knew it wouldn't end well if I took him home. But, it took me taking him home physically to realize why just one beardie is good. I returned him the next day. I felt silly because I did all of this but I think it was good as well. Stormfly is happy now up on her rocks again and basking all day long I just can't wait for her to grow bigger! She's getting there though!


Gecko weight differences between September 2nd and October 19th:
Stormfly: +15g


Cloudjumper: +5g


Nox: =
Lux: -2g


Hawkeye: -14g
Luna: +13g
Astrael: +2g
Cullen: +9g
Dorian: -2g
(Gallifrey: 30g)


So, the loss weights aren't too terrible except Hawkeye He's getting the most love the next few weeks. Gah, this is awful I hope he's not sick with a parasite either. Gallifrey would have been the one to bring it in if that happened but I'd likely be seeing it in more leo's and not just him, also, she wouldn't be as healthy as she is either. So...I don't *think* it is a parasite, though I know that it could be.

Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly
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post #5392 of 5422 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 11:07 AM
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D'awww. Did you get any pictures of the Beardie by chance? ;)

I would love to get into reptiles some day but my parents are mad enough about the Koi boys, lol. Leos would be fist pick with Beardies coming up second. Ball Python if I can work up the courage to feed frozen mice, but probably not. Would love a Chameleon but heard they don't like to be handled.

How many reptiles total do you have? Which are your favorites, and least? Is there a specific reptile you would love to have? Is there one you would never, ever, get?
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Lucifer, Gabriel, Titan, King, Finnegan, Fin-again & Ricky.
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D'awww. Did you get any pictures of the Beardie by chance? ;)


How many reptiles total do you have? Which are your favorites, and least? Is there a specific reptile you would love to have? Is there one you would never, ever, get?
I do but will have to attach it at home. Just have the one from the store.


10 currently.
I have favorites for different reasons.
Stormfly is easiest to handle long-term but the Leo's are the easiest to feed and care for tank wise. They're litter trained whereas Stormfly isn't really and just poops wherever she wants lol.
The African Fat-tails are the most calm though and don't mind being held forever if you wanted to. They sleep most of the day though so I don't like to disturb them too much during the day. I try to feed towards the night so all my reptiles are awake or near to being so.


I don't think I have a least favorite species that I have right now. I mean, Luna is the most dominant in my Leo's and I didn't really want her or Astrael to start with. Victoria gave them to me and I thought it was just going to be for a little bit, not forever :-/ had I wanted them, I would have bought them myself. She's kind of the root of all my problems but I can't get rid of her because Victoria would be upset. I mean, I don't mind keeping her but I wish she was a nicer gecko to hold and be with the others.


But least favorite species overall? I guess snakes. I respect them and adore them but they just don't appeal to me as much as geckos and lizards do. I'm not afraid of them but they just don't feel the same to me. Guess it kind of goes along with your last question there, I'd never own one unless my significant other would want one.


One I'd love to have is a Chinese Cave Gecko, it's like the Leopard but opposite colors almost and nocturnal instead of crepuscular, it's so cool! That and the Neon Blue Day Gecko or a Giant Day Gecko! Day gecko's are gorgeous! One aboreal gecko is enough for me at the moment though lol.

Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly
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Cloud Jumper is so big! I love how they hang on with their tails. I call Snickers my little monkey. CJ has great colors. Encouraging to think mine will actually grow to that size one day. Seems like each gram takes forever right now. I think gargoyles have most interesting eyes. I just love them! Love seeing all pictures and costume is amazing! Dragon is so cute. Dont you love it when you get the stink eye?!

I looked at picture of tummy. Really hard to tell but might guess male. I just got home last night. Will try to get some pictures of mine for comparison. I wanted your opinion on Tango too.

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Pic of the red dragon is first. He was so easy to hold and just chilled. Can't wait for Stormfly to get that big and chill out a little.

Stormfly's colors when we were out, she fires up so bright! And then when I put the fleece over her, it closes up their third eye and puts them to sleep. Useful for traveling! "But mooom, you said it was sleep time!"

Some of the pretty boys and girls at my petco.

CJs vivarium

Stormfly sleeping on her bridge

I bought Wiki a bed today. I think he likes it lol.
He also figured out how to climb up into his cage >.< need to put some thick cardboard and fleece up there so he can chill and not hurt himself on the wire.
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Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly
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Cloud Jumper is so big! I love how they hang on with their tails. I call Snickers my little monkey. CJ has great colors. Encouraging to think mine will actually grow to that size one day. Seems like each gram takes forever right now. I think gargoyles have most interesting eyes. I just love them! Love seeing all pictures and costume is amazing! Dragon is so cute. Dont you love it when you get the stink eye?!

I looked at picture of tummy. Really hard to tell but might guess male. I just got home last night. Will try to get some pictures of mine for comparison. I wanted your opinion on Tango too.
That's how I feel with Stormfly. Just stare at her and grumble "grow! Grow! Come on, know you can do it!" Lol.

Yeah, Leo's are easy for me so shouldn't be too much issue. I find it's much obvious to see their hempienial bulges over rhacs >.<
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Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly
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Well, this has been an interesting week/weekend.


Attended a convention over the weekend, kind of like a comic con but smaller. Same idea though, people dressing up in suits and cosplays, it was fun!


Power went out yesterday when my Uncle's poor Tulip tree fell on our wires :-/ going to be a few more days until we get power back up likely. Since we're a private road, we're last on the list but it also fell on the wires which means national grid does need to help get it off the wires. So, all the reptiles have the big 72 hour heat packs to warm on while the power is out :-/


Got Wiki to the vet last night! $100 later >.> but, my vet is an expert in all small animals, reptiles, and birds. She knows what she's doing and she wants you to learn as well so you can understand why things are happening or not happening! So it's worth it.
He was given a mostly clean bill of health! Like I expected, he did have some gunk in his ears that she was able to mostly clean out. If he gets worse then she said to call immediately but otherwise, he should be okay now. She's going to give up a full ear cleaning when he goes under for his neuter which will be end of December. She's also going to file his teeth as well.
His teeth may become a problem down the road. Currently he's starting to "wave" which means the middle of his teeth are ground down but not the edges, those edges may become so sharp that they puncture his cheek or tongue and cause abscesses. They get that by eating too many pellets where they chew up and down, on hay they chew side to side like a cow or horse. This helps grind down the teeth so they don't get too sharp or long. So more hay for Wiki and less pellets!


He weighs just over 9 pounds, she says that she doesn't see a lot of English Lops come through so it was interesting for her to check him over. He did try to bite the Vet Tech though >.> But they gave him a craisin after and he was happy.


His neuter is going to be $400.........OUCH. But....again, she knows what she's doing, he's going to be in great hands. She's also going to clean his ears and file teeth as well and give him an overall groom so it's not just the clip and snip, there is more to it. So, I just have to save up for that as well. End of December, I have almost two months till then so it should be just fine.


Everyone is doing alright, Leo's look like they're gaining a bit more weight. Haven't been around too often unfortunately due to being away on the weekend but we'll be back at it tonight! Stormfly was afraid of my face yesterday when I took her out >.> she wouldn't stop hissing or keeping her mouth open. She was not a happy dragon. But she settled under my shirt because I'm warm and her light was off. I didn't realize our power was going to go out so I didn't prep for that earlier that morning. But they're happier now with their heat packs.
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Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly
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I'm rarely on here so I haven't been keeping up with journals like I used to.. I didn't realize you joined the beardie family! I have two boys, a two month old citrus tiger leatherback (possibly hypo?) named Cider and a 6 month old hypo citrus tiger named Apache. Both from PetSmart, separate tanks. I'm upping Cider to a 40g this week, Apache is already in a 40g. Stormfly is gorgeous! Expect massive growth spurts.

Cider is smol bean, Apache is big bean
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I've really wanted to get into Leos lately too, I just don't want to go into borderline zoo territory. But there's a really cute one at my job that has me smitten..
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I'm rarely on here so I haven't been keeping up with journals like I used to.. I didn't realize you joined the beardie family! I have two boys, a two month old citrus tiger leatherback (possibly hypo?) named Cider and a 6 month old hypo citrus tiger named Apache. Both from PetSmart, separate tanks. I'm upping Cider to a 40g this week, Apache is already in a 40g. Stormfly is gorgeous! Expect massive growth spurts.

Cider is smol bean, Apache is big bean
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I've really wanted to get into Leos lately too, I just don't want to go into borderline zoo territory. But there's a really cute one at my job that has me smitten..
They're so cute!!!! I want a leatherback pretty bad but I'm with you, I'm already at the zoo level >.<


But good to see you around Tourmaline! Even if it is intermittent ^_^
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Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
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I'm rarely on here so I haven't been keeping up with journals like I used to.. I didn't realize you joined the beardie family! I have two boys, a two month old citrus tiger leatherback (possibly hypo?) named Cider and a 6 month old hypo citrus tiger named Apache. Both from PetSmart, separate tanks. I'm upping Cider to a 40g this week, Apache is already in a 40g. Stormfly is gorgeous! Expect massive growth spurts.

Cider is smol bean, Apache is big bean
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I've really wanted to get into Leos lately too, I just don't want to go into borderline zoo territory. But there's a really cute one at my job that has me smitten..
Beardies are gorgeous! Love names

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