|There it is! Hanging on a nail outside our door :)|
The second big update... we got GECKOS! The type of gecko we got is a crested gecko, also known as an eyelash gecko. They get the name from literally having eye lashes, however, not the hair-like ones that humans have, but still! I named mine Luka ("Loo-kah"), after a peruvian fruit called lucama. It has a yellowish color and was my favorite ice cream flavor when I studied abroad, so I decided it was a good and unique name. I have no idea the gender of our geckos yet because they're difficult to sex when they are young. So if mine turns out to be a boy, Luka will just have to be a manly name as well ;)
Tyler has not decided what to name his. There is a pattern on his back that kinda looks like an "S," so he's thinking of having the name start with an S; however, he hasn't decided anything final. One of my fellow classmates suggested a name like Latisse - hahaha. Only a fellow eye nerd would think of that ;)
We know that they're 8-10 weeks old, so we decided that they're August babies and gave them the birthday of August 14th :) We ordered them from a website called Pangea (http://www.pangeareptile.com/store/). We knew that the shipping would make them a little more expensive, but totally worth it because (1) we got a little more say in what patterns we liked (2) cooler patterns were available (all the pet stores around here just had plain ones) and (3) we could buy them young. A lot of the crested geckos in the pet stores were already older, and if I'm paying $50 for a pet, I kinda want it's entire 10-15 year lifespan!
Here are some pictures we've taken.
|Luka... (s)he loves climbing on the glass!|
|Luka again :)|
|Tyler's gecko to name peaking out from the leaves|
|Just can't express how adorable these baby geckos are!!!|
|Tyler's gecko likes hanging on this plant. They're seriously like gymnasts :)|
|And Luka loves this side of the glass haha. These guys are such characters - so fun to watch :)|
School is school - lots more work and new skills this semester, so not good. And classes are in the afternoon, which tremendously shortens my day! I'm still making it though :-D And speaking of learning about eyes... the eyelash geckos have THE COOLEST eyes. My goal is to get a good close-up picture that really captures this.
Until next time - we'll be sitting by the gecko tank haha