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Mandarin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mandarin
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Crested Gecko
Home: Ontario, Canada
   Hello, I wanted to tell everyone of how my heart overbrims with love for Mandarin, my orange flame-pinstripe crested gecko. Mandarin is very special to me as he's been with me since the very beginning of his life when he emerged from his egg. His coloring also makes him very special because he looks nothing like his parents-especially with how thick his pinstripes are-none of his parents had this-and Mandarin is also the biggest Crestie I've ever seen before! He weighs 50 grams! That is really big for a male Crested gecko. I'm just so proud of my big boy.

    Mandarin is special to me on so many levels, but most of all, Mandarin is special to me because of the special bond we share. A lot of people don't think that you can form close relationships with geckos, but I know that is not true. In the evenings I will see Mandarin on the glass doors of his tank, staring at me, he seems to be begging me with his eyes to take him out. And when I do open the doors, I don't need to take him out, I will just put my hand in front of him and he will climb out on me of his own free will. Sometimes he will climb up to my shoulder or cuddle down my top (he could stay there for hours). I shower his little face with kisses every night and sometimes he will bite my lips and give me his mating call. It's so sweet.

    Mandarin is turning four years old on April 20 so I wanted to wish my precious boy a Happy Birthday!!!

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