Saturday, March 31, 2012

Meet Godzilla

I'm told Godzilla is an Alligator Gecko. They use to sell them in my store long before I worked there. He was an escapee that has been living off loose crickets that escape every now and then when we get them for customers. Well he was caught the other day and now has a home with Steven our fish guy.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Well I had planned a few more posts last week but time seem to get away from me so now I have two AWWW  MONDAYS in a row LOL.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Awwww.... Monday

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Contemplating Frogs

Its rather early here today. I got up at 5 and couldn't go back to sleep. Now I'm sitting here in a dark office with Boots the cat purring in my face waiting to be fed. He is going to have to wait a while longer. I use to feed him when I first woke but then he started pawing me in the face to wake me so now he has to wait.

Cricket the dog is laying on the floor behind me guarding the entrance to the den as he always does when I'm typing. Rex the turtle is sleeping at the bottom of the tank and all that is missing is my frogs.

It's my fault the frogs are gone. I messed up when cleaning their tank. When I refilled their water I used the fish conditioner instead of the reptile conditioner. I guess I had my brain in park that day we did after all have fish living in the water part of the frogs habitat. Unfortunately the slime coating in the water conditioner that helps protect the fishes skin, clogged up the porous skin of the frogs and killed them. I miss the little hoppers!

Now I'm considering getting some more. I loved watching the little guys grow from tadpoles into tiny little frogs and then into larger frogs. Watching as their diet turned from little tadpole pellets to wingless fruit flies to little crickets.

I'll have to start from scratch though! We gave away the tank I created for them to another frog owner who needed some more space. I would love to do it as a 20 long and give them plenty of living space but I'm not sure where I would put it. I was contemplating a bookshelf aquarium that is on clearance right now but decided at 6.6 gallons it was entirely too small. I think if I do decided to get more frogs I will build their habitat first ... Rosco and Kermit grew into frogs before their home was finished and I don't want that to happen again.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Awww ... Monday

I missed last Mondays Awwww but here is this Monday's ENJOY! Post your own and visit Awww... Monday to participate.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Meet The Frilled Lizard

Needless to say I want him I want him I want him....... but I won't be getting him.

This beautiful lizard comes from the forests and savannahs of Western and Northern Australia and gets to be about 3 feet long.  The 3 feet is the problem I have no place to put a habitat large enough for him to be happy in.  The Frilled Lizard gets it name from a scaly frill that is folded against the back of its neck. When frightened or angry, the frill will pop out to make him look larger and more dangerous. It can measure up to 12" in diameter. 

As with any reptile he needs a habitat with a hotter end and a cooler end.  The temperature needs to range from 95° to 100° F in the basking area and 75° to 80° F in the cooler end of the enclosure.  This is so he can self regulate his body temperature.  

He is also a great climber so he would need a taller habitat with plenty of climbing surfaces and hiding places with humidity levels between 50% and 75%.  They are active during the daytime and if you get one like the fellow in the picture above he'll be a real ham.. I swear every time someone comes by with a camera, he starts posing.