Saturday, March 26, 2011

Leopard Geckos

Elijah has some new pets. Leopard Geckos. Their names are Rango and Comet. He loves them so much.


Elijah worked hard at making them the perfect habitat. Doesn’t that look like a great home for Geckos?

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Rango spends a lot of his time in the tube.


Comet likes the heat rock.


Comet also likes the heat from the heat lamp.

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When we first brought them home Comet didn’t want to eat. A few days later she shed her skin and now she is eating well. We read and found out that sometimes they won’t eat when they are about to shed. Elijah feeds them meal worms.



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Rango likes to eat.   Elijah takes each gecko out one at a time and places them in a smaller container to eat so he will know who ate and who didn’t. If one doesn’t eat very well he will offer that one more food in the evening.

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I don’t know who is who in the pictures below. I can tell them apart if they are side by side, but if I look at only one of them I have no idea who it is. Elijah knows who is who from a glance.

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We are enjoying learning about Leopard Geckos and I plan to do a unit study on Geckos soon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baby Owls


We have a big owl that has lived in a tree by our house for years. She is fun to watch and I find it comforting to hear her hooting at night.

A week or so ago we discovered she has two babies. They have been peaking out at us, but today Dakota was able to get a picture of one of them.

Guess what unit study is next on our list?  OWLS