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Vinss March 29th, 2010 09:02 AM

Jungle Setup for Reptile
 
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 09:05 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 09:08 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 09:09 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 03:49 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 03:55 PM

ohhhh how sweet!! are you sure its not a female?? is their "vents" the same as iguana's?

Vinss March 29th, 2010 04:04 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 04:10 PM

He's cute! Love the toe pads!

Frenchy March 29th, 2010 04:19 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 04:40 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 04:51 PM

[QUOTE=Frenchy;902423]Very cute :p how big is he ? (he's seems big in those pictures and I thought geckos were tiny ?)[/QUOTE]

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

[QUOTE=Bina;902448]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.[/QUOTE]

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 05:23 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 08:29 PM

[QUOTE=chico2;902486]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.[/QUOTE]

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 09:06 PM

[QUOTE=Vinss;902470]He's about 10 inches long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. He's also quite chubby.
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Drat! You missed your chance!!! You should have told Frenchy they grow to 10 feet, just for the reaction! :laughing:

Vinss March 30th, 2010 12:16 AM

[QUOTE=hazelrunpack;902582]Drat! You missed your chance!!! You should have told Frenchy they grow to 10 feet, just for the reaction! :laughing:[/QUOTE]

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

hazelrunpack March 30th, 2010 12:19 AM

Shhhhhhhhhh! :laughing:


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