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.


Mama Teaching 3 said...

If you do the unit study....we may need to come. LOL Remy is in love with the geckos!

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Robin said...

Just found your page. My son just got his first gecko, a leopard fat-tailed. The geckos name is Chet, hoping to get photos up soon.

Has your son done like any notebook pages or anything? I am looking on-line to see if I can find any notebooking pages that he can do like a journal with.

Same goes for salamanders, lizards and Hermit Crabs.