Nova’s Sweetness

I am here, just sitting on the couch wring a new blog post. Nova decides that I need company and sits next to me patiently waiting for me to finish.


You have to know that she usually prefers to hide somewhere than to stay too long out with me. But tonight she decides she will honor me with her presence.

These kind of sweet, tender acts from geckos are what makes my life so exotically beautiful.

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Party Time

Do you know who has been partying all these days??? 

JUPITER! 

He decided to become a party animal…. get it???, animal????!!!! Haha! 

So every night when I come home, he come out to say hello. Sometimes he stares at me asking to be taken out. Usually he just stays with me, writing the blogs, watching a movie or skyping with mom. But in recent days, he discovered he can go down and explore the room. He goes around around until he gets tired and hides in the shoes area. 

Look at him being caught red-handed. 

Lost and Found

Yesterday morning I woke up  and as I came closer to their terrarium I noticed that Jupiter was acting odd. But where was Nova???????????

Ok, This is not the first time Nova escapes, and every time she makes skip a heart beat. I do not know how she does it, the terrarium is safe and secure, but she always manages to squeeze out.

I had to do a deep clean and finally found her behind the fridge. Actually if I was gecko, I would also hide behind the fridge, as it is warm.

She is now back home and I have reinforced the terrarium, let’s see how it goes.

Jupiter Having Dinner

Today I have something special.

After almost 3 years of having Jupiter, I was finally able to capture a good video of him having dinner, or lunch or breakfast. Whatever you want to call it. There is a video of Nova and Jupiter having dinner together, but I still need to edit it.

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NO, I am just kidding Geckos do not eat pizza, they eat crickets. Hope you like my video.

Subscribe to my blog and to my youtube channel, where you will find only this video, but I am hoping to have some more soon.

Waking up Guilt

Geckos are nocturnal, better said crepuscular, which means they should wake up when the sun goes down. We as humans should wake up when the sun goes up, but come on! on Saturdays no body wakes up that early.Guess what? neither did my geckos. It was 8 pm when I took this pictures and they are just opening their little eyes. Oh big lazy ones!

 

Best companions

I love both Jupiter and Nova, despite some people saying that I have preference for Jupiter. But that is not true, Jupiter is more curious and very jealous, Nova is more calm and sweet. If Jupiter sees me petting Nova before him, he stands up, fixes his sight at us and gives me a demanding […]

Designing Houses

This a house I designed for them a few months ago. It was a great design, specially for summer. And see they actually liked it.

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Nova, the happy lady gecko in the previous house

 

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The Jubilat Jupiter in his previous house
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“Oh I am happy, I am such a happy gecko”

 

… and then they started fighting. Jupiter is bigger and stronger, so poor Nova, always got the worse part, but even Jupiter got some bites from her. It was a little bit hard for to understand, because I tried putting walls to separate them, and they always managed to get back together. It is a love-hate relationship they have. Sometimes it was that Jupiter went looking for Nova, but sometimes it was Nova show looks for Jupiter. I could only assumed that something in their house was unsettling them.

And this time they would be separated….

If you read my previous post, then you can see that is IMPOSSIBLE

In case you did not see the yet their new house, here it is.

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New house, where they are separated, fight less, but still miss each other.

 

 

Back

I have not give any update is more than a year, but it is time to come back. We had a hectic past couple of months and that upset the Geckos a little bit. When Geckos do not feel comfortable they will try to escape their house, so it is important to try to recognize what is causing that. In my case is that I moved to a new apartment and now we have different angle of sun and wind. But now after almost three months they are feeling better.

A couple of month ago, Nova escaped and she was gone for almost a week. I was loosing my mind thinking of all the things that might have happened to her. But then I found her under some shoes and I felt a lot better. She was cold and dehydrated. I have never seen her drink so much water. Here is a picture of her right after I found her. Poor Nova.

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Jupiter and N0va and great companions, but sometimes they fight. Think of two people living together all the time, there will be a moment when you can’t stand the other person anymore and just want to bit his/her face. So it is the same.  Except that Geckos actually bite each other. When they are stressed they fight a little bit more often. So I redesigned their house and now they are separated.  Here is their house now:

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See how it is arid and desert -like on top (for Jupiter) and humid and forest-like on the bottom (for nova). But perhaps you can  also see how they sometimes switch.

 

There is Nova tail and Jupiter curious face. Can you see them both?

And here is photo of Jupiter, because he loves having his picture taken:

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Demanding Pampering

So all these last few days I had to take little Nova out two times a day  to give her the medicine the vet gave us. Guess who is jealous thinking he is missing the pampering? Yep! JUPITER! So here he is asking me to take him out as well:  

 
He stands on the highest place and makes sure I see him. Or perhaps he is just curious to see what I am doing with Nova. Not being convinced he still wants to out. So here he is being a little more happy:  

 

Nova Taking her Medicine

Little sweet Nova was feeling ill from her tummy, so I took her to the veterinarian last Saturday. It took me a long time to finally find a good reptile vet, but I was finally lucky to find a good, very professional one. All the nurses went “Oh how cute! How beautiful and bright colours! I have never seen a gecko so pretty before!”. I was a proud mother of geckos at that moment. The vet grabbed her with care and examined her, that is how I find out she is now weighing 71 gr. How cute is that! I am happy she is getting bigger and gained 20 beautiful grams since last year. She has nothing serious but the doc gave us a little medicine for her to take.

A natural reaction for geckos is to open their mouths when their lips are rubbed with a finger. I read it many times and even watched videos of how to give them medicine. I know Jupiter does it, I have tried before, however Nova has never had this reaction, so I was worried if she would take her medicine or not. At first I tried as I read how to, but as it turns out it was far easier than I thought. She is a very good girl, sweetly and obediently just do as I tell her and without any effort she just drinks it from the syringe without complaining, even though it is a little bit bitter. After that she just curls up and sleep in my arms… She is so tender.  Here she is after taking her medicine:

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