We've added yet another critter to our
The Oldest Island Boy has wanted a
snake for years but considering I'm beyond snake phobic, there was
absolutely no way a snake is living in this house.
A while back he discovered Geckos and
began hounding me until I finally caved and agreed he could get one.
I don't like lizards but decided that if he really wanted one I could
learn to live with it.
He researched them for weeks and
finally settled on a Blizzard Leopard Gecko.
Then he spent more even more time
researching, learning about and setting up the terrarium his new pet
would call home.
He wanted a juvenile so once everything
was assembled we order a female from Reptiles by Mack
She came overnight air and according to
her birth certificate she had hatched 3 weeks earlier.
The Oldest fell in love with her
immediately and named her Daisy.
She was a whitish pink when we got her
and about 3 inches long.
At first, she wouldn't let him hold her
at all and would scream this surprisingly loud pterodactyl sounding
scream whenever he went near her.
He worked with her for a few minutes
every day and within a week she became comfortable with him and now
she has no problem being held.
After she shed for the first time she
turned a grayish purple color and as she gets older she may get some
yellow on her as well.
She's grown about an inch and she seems happy in her new home.
The Oldest is in love with her and to
be honest I've gotten attached to Ms Daisy myself. I don't
necessarily want to hold her but she's interesting to watch.