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Jungle Setup for Reptile

Vinss
March 29th, 2010, 08:02 AM
I am getting a new reptile today and set up its vivarium last night; I gave it a jungle theme. Iíve been collecting all the setup elements for about a month now and couldnít wait to assemble all of it; my roommate and I assembled the top lid yesterday and I took a walk to collect some branches. Altogether, it was a fun experience. Iím going to go get the new family member this morning, meaning that Iíll have new pictures later today of the tank and itís new occupant!

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mummummum
March 29th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Oooo Pick me! pick me! I'd live there! :D All I need a hammock, a cool breeze and a pitcher of marghuerita's :thumbs up

chico2
March 29th, 2010, 08:08 AM
Vinss,it looks great,I am sure whatever is going to live there,will be really happy:thumbs up
We'll be waiting for pics;)

Melinda
March 29th, 2010, 08:09 AM
that is set up wonderfully!!! what a happy creature you'll have and I look forward to more pics of your new family member

Vinss
March 29th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Meet Curtis, our newest member of the family; itís a male standing day gecko. I was told heís been at the pet store where I work for at least a year and my co-worker Joel was quite sad to see him leave since heís been seeing him every day for months; Iíve only been working there two months but grew very attached to this little speedster. I took him home this morning and he seems to like his new house; he was nervous after an escape attempt (this little guy is pretty swift), but heís tensed down now and is doing alright.

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Melinda
March 29th, 2010, 02:55 PM
ohhhh how sweet!! are you sure its not a female?? is their "vents" the same as iguana's?

Vinss
March 29th, 2010, 03:04 PM
He's a male alright, he spends so much time in the window we can easily sex him by looking at his underside.

hazelrunpack
March 29th, 2010, 03:10 PM
He's cute! Love the toe pads!

Frenchy
March 29th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Very cute :p how big is he ? (he's seems big in those pictures and I thought geckos were tiny ?)

Bina
March 29th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Totally cute. Geckos are all so good looking.
The set up is fantastic and will keep him busy and happy for a long time.
I'm just wondering if he might get tangled up in the piece of rope if he starts zipping around?
Maybe a thicker piece of rope would be less likely to tangle on him.
Also, the ends of the standing up sticks look a bit rough and pointy in places, it might be an idea to sand them smoother?
(I'm used to having salamanders and newts---they don't like rough stuff.)
Enjoy your new buddy.

Vinss
March 29th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Very cute :p how big is he ? (he's seems big in those pictures and I thought geckos were tiny ?)

He's about 10 inches long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. He's also quite chubby.

Totally cute. Geckos are all so good looking.
The set up is fantastic and will keep him busy and happy for a long time.
I'm just wondering if he might get tangled up in the piece of rope if he starts zipping around?
Maybe a thicker piece of rope would be less likely to tangle on him.
Also, the ends of the standing up sticks look a bit rough and pointy in places, it might be an idea to sand them smoother?
(I'm used to having salamanders and newts---they don't like rough stuff.)
Enjoy your new buddy.

Thanks, I'm not to scared he'll strangle as the rope isn't tightly bound and as he spends most of the time on glass surfaces. As for the pointy edges, I guess I should check that out, thanks for the heads up.

chico2
March 29th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Vinss,he looks great,I love Geckos...there is one at our local Pet-Smart,I felt so sorry for him,because the employees did not care about him,I always had to tell them too give him water.
Now there is a girl working there who loves him and has totally fixed up his home:thumbs up
I got to hold him,he was very,very soft,did not think he would be.

Vinss
March 29th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Vinss,he looks great,I love Geckos...there is one at our local Pet-Smart,I felt so sorry for him,because the employees did not care about him,I always had to tell them too give him water.
Now there is a girl working there who loves him and has totally fixed up his home:thumbs up
I got to hold him,he was very,very soft,did not think he would be.

Watch out not to scold them for nothing. Most of the geckos where I work don't see water if it's not in movement; we have to mist them twice a day so that they can lick the droplets running down their branches and glass; a water bowl is useless. Unless it's a land gecko (for example, a leopard gecko), then you're right to say so, they require water.

hazelrunpack
March 29th, 2010, 08:06 PM
He's about 10 inches long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. He's also quite chubby.


Drat! You missed your chance!!! You should have told Frenchy they grow to 10 feet, just for the reaction! :laughing:

Vinss
March 29th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Drat! You missed your chance!!! You should have told Frenchy they grow to 10 feet, just for the reaction! :laughing:

lol, even Komodo Dragons don't grow THAT large, ha ha.

hazelrunpack
March 29th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Shhhhhhhhhh! :laughing: