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frankywdmn 11-29-2011 03:06 AM

Hi Everyone!
Sorry I don't get on often; I'm really busy with school, and it's going to be twice as bad now that the semester is coming to an end and I have finals and term papers. While I am going to be taking nothing but awesome classes next semester, I'm going to have a much heavier work load, but it'll be worth it.

The only bit of news I have is I got a crested gecko! I never really was one much for cresties, but this little guy is possibly the cutest thing in the world. I'll have to take a picture of him (I'm assuming he's a male--he's too young to know for sure) soon.

I know that some people here keep cresties, so what are your set-ups like? I've read a ton of care sheets, but I just want to know what works for everyone.

I hope everyone is doing well and had a great Thanksgiving!

DodoBird27 11-29-2011 03:48 AM

Yay, a crestie! I enjoy cresties, but they seem fragile. I've had 5, but only 2 are currently alive...but most of those deaths weren't my fault, maybe all of them weren't.
He/She have a name yet? Pics, hurry!:p

My set ups are pretty basic. For my first gecko I played around with various substrates, but she kept trying to eat them so I settled on paper towel. Much easier to use and much less of a choking/impaction hazard. As for cage decoration, I just go with a piece of wood and/or cork bark for climbing and a bunch of plastic vines and leaves to stick to the walls. I sometimes even stick in small hides because my a few of my geckos have tended to prefer burrowing or sleeping on the ground rather than in the plants. Your lil dude sounds little, so he probably only needs a faunarium or small tank.

Any news on how Sebastian is doing?

frankywdmn 11-29-2011 03:58 AM

He has a name; I decided on Gilbert. I might call him Gilby for short. If he turns out to be a she, I'll have to come up with something else though.

Right now I've him in a Kritter Keeper with a few fake plants and vines; he is also on paper towels. I think I may keep it that way, at least until I get him a bigger cage.

The last I heard about Sebastian was he got out of his outside cage, and they still haven't found him. I really hate that he got away; the people I gave him to have other large lizards and they seemed like the right choice--I saw some of their set ups, and they were well maintained--but the guy didn't listen to me and take the necessary precaustions: i.e., putting a liner under the cage so Sebastian couldn't dig his way out. I hope they find him, but I doubt they will.

DBG 11-29-2011 04:35 AM

Don't know a thing abotu cresties, only beardies. ;)

Do you mind telling me who Sebastian is? I'm sorry to hear he got away. That's not good. :(

frankywdmn 11-29-2011 04:39 AM

Yeah, Sebastian (Sea Bass) was my Argentine tegu; I have pictures of him on my profile page if you wanna check him out.

DodoBird27 11-29-2011 05:31 AM

Oh no! Awh, I'm sorry to hear that Franky.:( I hope he's okay.

Oh, duh, the name was in your signature xD Oops. Anyway, it's an adorable name. And the nickname Gilby is just ridiculously cute! Love it :D

frankywdmn 11-29-2011 05:32 AM

Thanks Dodo!

lovesnuffles 11-29-2011 05:38 AM

Paper towels are best for Crestie substrate, so I'd keep it if I were you. Sounds like a good set up, just up him to a 10 gallon once he gets bigger.

Sorry to hear about Sebastian :(

frankywdmn 11-29-2011 06:04 AM

Yeah, it ****s; I just can't believe how the guy didn't observe the fact that a borrowing lizard will borrow.

lovesnuffles 11-29-2011 06:38 AM

Some people don't have any common sense D:

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