||Three and a half months old|
||Hoorn, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands|
got my very first Crested geckos about a year ago, in December. They were a
pair. I named the mother Daeva (a yellow dalmatian) and the father Ineru
(harlequin). I totally loved them. I also was able to get them to breed this
season. I was in love with red crested geckos, too, so I reserved one at a
breeder so I could pick it up at a future reptile show.
But life had a little surprise for me. Out of the first egg that hatched came
Loki, and all of the sudden I got myself a beautiful dark red baby! I
couldn't believe it at first, because none of the parents show any traces of
red coloring. Not even a red blush or a dot. I was super excited, of course.
All the other eggs hatched flame/harlequin (which is kinda regular colored in
the crested gecko world). It's weird to see, really. It's almost like he was
adopted, but we know better!
I love my little Loki. His white mouth, big crests and endless smile make me
happy every time I look at him. And yes, that is his mother he is standing on
in two of the photos!
I still got the other red crested gecko from the show. Now that I have two
reddies, I really hope they will turn out to be a male and a female. Because,
I think you can never have too much red babies! I love my little Loki,
whichever gender he turns out to be!
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