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October 27, 2012

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Kodo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Kodo
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Leopard Gecko
Home: New York, USA
 
   This is my yellow leopard gecko named Kodo. He is three years old. He loves to sleep but also loves climbing his logs and rocks only to fall off and climb up them again. He has done this over and over five times in a row one day. He's a particularly curious gecko.

    He's very precious to me because he was actually a rescue case. I took him from a person who had him and three other female Leo's all in one tiny ten gallon tank. They barely got enough food. I took them all. The girls recovered nicely and were adopted out to other homes but Kodo was so malnourished that he wasn't eating and he could barely walk three steps before he was exhausted. I took the time to mash up some crickets (iI know its gross) and hand-fed him until he had the strength to hunt for his own food again. He walks very low to the ground causing me to believe there was some permanent damage done to his muscle strength. I don't understand why the owner treated them so poorly because they are very easy pets to keep. A nice size home, a place to hide, water and a heat lamp is really all they need.

    Kodo is a curious little leopard gecko. He will try to climb anything he can get his claws into, even my pant leg! He seems to know his name and he definitely recognizes me when I enter the room. He also recognizes when its feeding time. He gets crickets. The sound of them hopping around in the bag gets his attention very quickly and he comes right out into the open to catch them. He will try to stealthily sneak up behind a cricket until his nose is just about touching it and WHAP! I did teach him to lick the glass when I put my finger on it from the outside. When he does lick he gets a wax worm.

    I happen to spoil him with tons of things to climb. He is a bit of a low-rider in comparison to other geckos! In any case, I love him all the same and he will always have a special place in my heart.

Kodo, the Pet of the Day
Kodo, the Pet of the Day

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