||One year old|
||Giant Day Geckos|
||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
is Sticky and Buddy ... I got Sticky first from my pets unlimited.
I went in there often enough to know exactly what species of reptiles
and dog and cats they had at any givin time of the month. Most of the
time I went with a friend to get crickets for his water dragon. Sticky
and Buddy were both in a very small cage and they were there since
October 2003. My mom would not help me out to get even one. She thought
they were so gross, but I had finally convinced her to get just one by
the end of January 2004 for my 16th Birthday and Buddy stayed there for
many more months. Meanwhile at home my mom grew more fond of Sticky then
around Easter I had convinced her to go back and get Buddy for Easter
if he wasn't sold (which i was there often enough to know that he
wasn't sold). So we ended up with two Giant Day Geckos. Now my mom loves
them so much that she is actually getting a pair of her own when I move
Sticky and Buddy look very similar but in fact they are very different.
Sticky is always very calm and loves to lie under his fern on his heat
pad. Buddy is always very excited he loves to run around in their
terrarium and climb on all of the branches. I they eat mostly crickets
but I sometimes get them meal worms, and fruit baby foods. Buddy's
favorite food is apple sauce baby food and Sticky loves the meal worms.
For the most part Giant day Geckos are pets that are not supposed to be
handled too often, but every time I have my hands in the terrarium they
immediately jump on. I often take them out and let them crawl on the
walls, and when they have just shed they can even crawl on the ceiling
without falling off.
Sticky and Buddy are amazing animals to care for and pretty easy -
after you know about all their needs. They love humidity (about 60% to
70%) and they love heat (about 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night time and 70
degrees during the day). They like the mist from their spray bottle.