Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 59
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    I apologize again as I do not feel comfortable telling literally anyone what animals I own. I am just really weird about that for some reason. I know it is stupid but I don’t really like when I tell one person and then they tell a bunch of other people and the word spreads when it is not their business to be telling people, it’s happened to me before. Sorry again. Let’s just say that they aren’t reptiles of any kind.
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    There is no harm in being honest.

    I started out with an adult crestie, whom I love dearly, but he has always been skittish to handle, and mostly only becomes active in late evening, about the time I go to bed. People told me that gargoyles are usually a little more of a "hand-lump", and might take better to handling. So I got a baby one (now 2 years old), and oh my gosh, he likes handling even less than my crestie! And he hides all the time. I never see him at all unless I am cleaning his cage (he is fine and healthy, btw). Still looking for at least some visibility, I got a Bauer's chameleon gecko, that I took to work and keep in a terrarium on my desk. He's great - even though I don't handle him much, he's out on a vine where I can see him, and he moves very slowly - but at least I see him moving! And I love having some small life at my desk. Then I saw a video about a Cuban False Chameleon and how docile they are. Got him - and he is, by far, my favorite. Diurnal, very active, doesn't mind being handled at all! Bingo! So I'm at 4, and I'll stay at 4. I am planning on keeping all of them, unless I can find someone I trust for the gargoyle. I am content to just let them be lizards, even if I don't see them or interact much with them. They're cool little critters, and really don't take much work or expense once you have the original setup done.

    So - you don't have to apologize at all for how you feel about your little guy or girl. I'm betting that if you start handling him, and he's OK with it, you will probably get hooked. And if not, as I said earlier, keep your antennae out for someone who may very well totally love your little guy and provide it a great home. You are not being mean, you are being honest! I'd rather you care for it properly while you look for a good home, than leave it with someone who neglected it.

    I too, am interested in what other pets you have, that you enjoy!
    Thank you for sharing your story and experience with me. The little guy that I have does like to be handled (I think). When I try to handle them, they crawl onto my hand if I put it in front of them. They put up with me and sit on my hand when they are out. It is kind of scary though because he likes to jump unexpectedly and usually when I am handling him I am sitting on my bed so when he jumps unexpectedly he sometimes falls onto the floor. I do make sure that he is okay after the fact though and that he is moving and has not broken or bruised anything. When I clean his tank (I’ve only done it a couple times since I’ve gotten them) he likes to sit on top of the enclosure
    Likes GeckoLeen liked this post

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,419
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    70 Post(s)
    Tagged
    8 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    I apologize again as I do not feel comfortable telling literally anyone what animals I own. I am just really weird about that for some reason. I know it is stupid but I donít really like when I tell one person and then they tell a bunch of other people and the word spreads when it is not their business to be telling people, itís happened to me before. Sorry again. Letís just say that they arenít reptiles of any kind.
    Each of us has unique sharing levels. Just be YOU! Be comfortable!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Just a quick update before I go to bed as today has been a busy day for me. I was able to go to home hardware and get a small pvc pipe to put in his enclosure for him to hide in and climb on. It is a equal tee pvc pipe. I have attached a photo of it below.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]47178

    Thank you for the help. I will answer any other replies tomorrow. Goodnight ��
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Thanks Elizabeth Freer thanked for this post

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,419
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    70 Post(s)
    Tagged
    8 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    Just a quick update before I go to bed as today has been a busy day for me. I was able to go to home hardware and get a small pvc pipe to put in his enclosure for him to hide in and climb on. It is a equal tee pvc pipe. I have attached a photo of it below.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]47178

    Thank you for the help. I will answer any other replies tomorrow. Goodnight ��
    Thanks. You've been quite timely replying to our messages!

    Does your hardware store also sell long PVC tubes? I'm thinking about a ~3.8 cms (1.5 inch) diameter x ~40.6 cms (16 inches) long tube. This will give your crestie a good forever hiding place where he can thermoregulate.

    Lean that diagonally against the sides of his enclosure.

    Since 2007 my crestie has used a similar one for his "sleeping bag". He climbs right in and out. He's never gotten stuck.

    By the way I sent you a private message on Geckos Unlimited. Have you received it?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    East-central Wisconsin
    Posts
    320
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I was going to suggest the same - a hiding place on the ground, a ledge, and another branch (don't use grapewood/grapevine) or vine to fill some of the empty space and provide for more climbing. Food and water bowls look good. Cresties like to be up high when they are out and about. The foliage you have in there is good, but as they grow, might be hard for them to climb on. Keep it in there for hiding though! A cork tube, if you can find it in a pet store, is very good as it handles humidity well. Hollow bamboo also works. Twisty vines work great.
    Last edited by GeckoLeen; 04-01-2019 at 07:55 AM.
    Eileen and Repti-Friends
    TAD (Tiny Ancient Dinosaur) - Crested Gecko 1.0.0
    Hidey - Gargoyle Gecko 0.1.0
    O.G. (Office Gecko) - Bauer's Chameleon Gecko 1.0.0
    TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Western Bearded Anole 1.0.0

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks. You've been quite timely replying to our messages!

    Does your hardware store also sell long PVC tubes? I'm thinking about a ~3.8 cms (1.5 inch) diameter x ~40.6 cms (16 inches) long tube. This will give your crestie a good forever hiding place where he can thermoregulate.

    Lean that diagonally against the sides of his enclosure.

    Since 2007 my crestie has used a similar one for his "sleeping bag". He climbs right in and out. He's never gotten stuck.

    By the way I sent you a private message on Geckos Unlimited. Have you received it?

    Yeah, I'm sorry about that. I am very busy during the day and then when I get home I just want to sleep. MY weekend was also very busy this week so I haven't really had the time to reply to anything.

    I will have to go back to the hardware store and see if I can get the crested gecko a long pvc pipe. He does have a long paper towel roll that is leaning up against the side of the enclosure. I will try to get a new photo of the enclosure when I can so you can see.

    At the moment, he likes to just hang out in the foliage or on the wall behind it.

    EDIT;
    I will try to take a photo of the enclosure tomorrow so it is natural lighting
    Last edited by ccrested; 04-01-2019 at 10:53 PM.
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    image.jpg

    I totally forgot to update you guys and also to take an updated photo. I have been really busy lately and a lot has been happening so I guess it just slipped my mind.

    This is an updated photo of the enclosure. I did add a sturdy tube that came from a parchment paper roll and I leant it up against the side. He still prefers to just lay among the leaves though but that’s okay.
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,419
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    70 Post(s)
    Tagged
    8 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    image.jpg

    I totally forgot to update you guys and also to take an updated photo. I have been really busy lately and a lot has been happening so I guess it just slipped my mind.

    This is an updated photo of the enclosure. I did add a sturdy tube that came from a parchment paper roll and I leant it up against the side. He still prefers to just lay among the leaves though but that’s okay.
    Peek-a-BOO!

    Cresties love to climb as high as they can. During the day my crestie hangs out on his "basking bar" near the screen top.

    I used to do school outreaches. One fine day I thought everything was a go. At lunch I noticed the small travel enclosure's door was ajar. George was nowhere to be found. We searched high and low. Suddenly I saw George staring down on us. He was perched on top of an upside down 10 gallon on top of a 6 foot tall storage cabinet!!!

    Soon we got a ladder. I climbed up and "rescued" George. I was elated! George probably felt "caught".
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    I also forgot to mention, I’ve been feeding the crickets (I only have 3 left somehow but I can get into that some other time) flax seed and almond as it says that is okay for them to eat in the food list along with their high calcium food. One of the crickets is really big and has developed wings of some sort, quite interesting actually.

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •