return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for Rodent Pro
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Garter Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 24, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Nov. 07, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Battlefield Reptile Expo - Nov. 14, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - Nov. 21, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - Nov. 21, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Nov. 21, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Nov. 30, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Dec. 12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Dec. 12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Helix Controls
pool banner - $50 year

Aging issues, p mad grand

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Day Geckos (Phelsuma) ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: LaCittaPlayer at Thu Jul 14 12:56:11 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by LaCittaPlayer ]  
   

Hi, folks. I'm new to this forum. My name's Joe and I live in Boston. I bought a couple of giant day geckos from a breeder named Manwaring about 7 years ago. The female died in about a year from a superworm getting stuck in her stomach (that was a tough lesson to learn). She loved fruit. The male, whom my daughter named Arthur, is a big tough guy, who can eat any animal he can fit in his mouth but who never did eat even a bit of fruit. We kept Arthur for 2 years and then gave him to the local high school's biology classroom, and there he was cared for by students and the janitor for over 5 years. Now he's back at my house, which thrills my kids who have a dim recollection of owning him when they were toddlers.

See picture I just snapped below. Arthur's 8 years old now. He looks great. Bigger and as green as ever. Legs look muscular. The last inch of his tail has turned yellow, and the spots on his back have faded to pale orange. 6 years ago, whenever he spotted a cricket at the opposite end of his huge cage, he acrobatically rushed over there and nabbed it. Now, he only notices a cricket if it comes within 5 inches of his snout, and he doesn't rush to grab it but takes his time. However, he's capable of great speed when I try to capture him with a net for transport.

Do any of you have experience with aging day geckos? I'm wondering how many years he has left, if he's gone nearsighted, and what appetite and other behaviors to expect. Are there any special care considerations? Also, regarding mating, he's not seen a woman in 6 years, and I was wondering if I should procure him one at his age.

Thanks! --Joe

-
Image


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Aging issues, p mad grand - jadrig, Wed Jul 27 16:25:30 2005
>> Next Message:  RE: Aging issues, p mad grand - Ingo, Fri Aug 12 10:58:59 2005