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    Default A destined choice. But what is this little oneís morph?


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    I got this little one 3 weeks ago. From a Petco. I know that that is frowned down upon, but the choice kept tugging at my soul. The sort of thing that would torment you for the rest of your life if you walked away. I could relate to the tiny little one being such an underdog. Being sat down on in such an uncomfortable position. Taking a daring leap at a cricket that looked like it could turn around and eat it, only to miss and give up as those twice its size ate left and right. Even with that, I resisted. I would get one from the reptile store that had a great beginning and would likely be healthy. But then a song came on talking about pick me or something and here we are 3 weeks later. So proud of them, they used to be able to be able to barely fit into my palm. There is a 3x5 slab next to them. Sort of upset with me, as usual. 20161029_051817.jpg
    The little one has quite a personality. Glad I got them. I plan on giving them an Elder Scrolls dragon name. Anyone know their morphs? Iím thinking Raining Red Stripe. There are the two red stripes on the side and rings on the tail with spots on the dark rings. There are also spots on its lower jaw. Thought it was from the humid hide at first. Also could you let me know if they look healthy. I try my best, but they are my first after all. And how many 1 inch crickets can they have. Would have preferred the half inch, but apparently the vivarium idea of small and petcoís is very different. Then again those large crickets are scary in that thing. They actually like them more than the vivariumís small, so it worked out.
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    Congrats on your new gecko. A raining red stripe is a rainwater albino gecko that's also a red stripe. I see the fading stripes on the sides, but they look to me as if they were originally black and have faded to gray. In my opinion, the gecko is heading to be a super hypo (no spots on body) aberrant (nice stripe on the body due to broken bands, but no broken bands on the tail).

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    That may be my terrible phone camera. Did they really look grey? More proof that I need a new phone. I used iPhoto to crop the pics. I thought Raining red stripe since they looked like some of the pics, only cuter.
    20161009_005705.jpg October 9th Was taken when I forgot about the flash option. They DID NOT like that. More careful about that now.
    20161029_051817.jpg October 29th Still unhappy with handling. Gave an extra apology cricket. Up to 12 grams now!
    Little one has grown a lot in 3, almost 4, weeks. To be honest, I expected them to die. They were so tiny and fragile and I literally cannot keep a cactus alive. Iím so proud of my little son/daughter! When they hunt they leave me in awe of their efficiency. Not a movement wasted. I feel unworthy of taking care of such an amazing creature.

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    I find quite a large range in what people will call "redstripe". What I consider a true redstripe is an actual orange/red stripe running the length of the body. I've labelled geckos in the past as "redstripe" when there was a grayish/black stripe with some tangerine color behind it. I probably wouldn't do that now. In any case, it's not a raining redstripe because those are also rainwater albinos and your gecko is not an albino. Glad it's growing and thriving!

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    I completely get yor feeling at petco, you know it's not the smartest choice, but you can't help to want the poor thing, kuddos on getting him!!
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    The tail make them look like a raccoon. And the face markings remind me of a bandit. Would name them “Bandit” or “Trash Panda” if I wasn’t set on giving them a name in Dovahzul. Glad that the little one isn’t albino too. I would worry way too much. So the little g/uy/al might be a Super Hypo Aberrant. Awesome! Just came back in from trick-or-treating, better give Sassy Pants their crickets now. XD Thankies!

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