View Full Version : Taenicauda have arrived...!

10-03-2005, 07:28 AM
My pair of Taenicauda have arrived. They are beautiful. They are however, HUGE compared to Bruce and Priscilla.

They must be about 15 cm full length and very robust and my little Ciliaris pair are only 9cm full length!! As they were going to be housed together (same enclosure needs and won't interbreed) I have had to put Bruce and Priscilla in a large plastic critter container and put it in the enclosure (so they still get the heat and uv light). I guess it will take a while until they grow big enough to put together, but they'll be fine until then. Photo attached of the current set-up! Bit messy but I managed to fit everybody in comfortably and they are all happy!

Have attached two photos taken of Bruce and Priscilla before they spent half an hour in a cricket tub (whilst I was organising their new enclosure), and then a picture afterwards. The poor little buggers had gone completely white. They always go totally pale when they are freaked out. They were back to their normal colouring within five minutes though once they were settled in their new enclosure.

I haven't taken any really close up pics of the Taenicauda as they have had a big day and are pretty tired and stressed I'd imagine. All of them have had a feed tonight. The Taenicauda are not very friendly. I didn't realise how tame Bruce and Priscilla are. I guess once the Taunicauda have settled down I'll start to handle them the same way I do Bruce and Priscilla.

Have attached some photos of the Taenicauda. Bruce is feeling quite inadequate as the Taenicauda male has a HUGE man bulge. Poor Bruce. Have also attached a photo showing the females tummy, which is rather rotund, much much more so than the males. Eggs in there maybe?

Anyway, enjoy the pics, will take some better ones once they have settled down a bit.



10-03-2005, 07:32 AM
Very cool. congrats on the new geckos :)

Nathan Hall
10-03-2005, 07:39 AM
Bruce is feeling quite inadequate as the Taenicauda male has a HUGE man bulge
You think? I'm sure Bruce makes up for his shortcomings in other ways (predatory aptitude, sense of humor, etc.) :D

10-03-2005, 07:45 AM
Well, Bruce does have a fantastic eye for a good shot and poses beautifully when I get the camera out. Artistic talent perhaps? Hehehe!

I bet he's hoping Priscilla hasn't noticed the difference in size yet!


10-03-2005, 08:17 AM
Excellent photo's Sarah. They taen's look good and healthy too. Keep the photo's coming :D

10-04-2005, 05:55 AM
Thanks Justin,

I feel sorry for Bruce and Priscilla being stuck the that tub after having the run of the enclosure, so will be getting another one for them! Honestly. I'm such a sucker.

The taenicauda seem to have settled in fine. The male moves about quite a bit, but I haven't seen the female move from her basking spot since last night. I caught her digging last night. Maybe she is looking for a suitable place to lay when the time comes.

They are healthy as far as I can tell. They fed well last night and are a nice size. I'll try and take a few more. The female is actually quite pink undreneath her belly. It's rather cute!


10-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Bruce shouldnt have any worries, after all dont you hear most women saying size doesnt matter? its all about the personality and sense of humor like Nathan said. besides, i'm sure Priscilla appreciates Bruce's sense of style more than your new male. ;)