18 x 24 in

I made a cage.

To save some space, I made a cage to fit on top of my dresser. Being that my boys spent all of their time on the top level of their old cage, this new layout will hopefully mean that they have more usable space than they did with their DCN. They very rarely spent any time in the lower level. This new cage isn’t as large as the DCN but it’s all top floor so I feel there’s less wasted space.

The dimensions are 63″ wide x 18″ deep x 24″ tall. It’s 15.75 cubic feet. The single unit Critter Nation is about 11.42 cubic feet and the double is about 22.85 cubic feet so this cage falls somewhere between the single and double.

It has about 13.5 square feet of floor space. The single unit Critter Nation has about 8.3 square feet of floor space and the double has around 16.6 square feet of floor space.

It was modeled after the Martin’s cage design. It’s basically two R-680s stitched together side by side.

Some of my accessories from the DCN don’t work in this cage so I’ve got a little bit of shopping to do but so far I’m really happy with the new cage.

I think the boys approve.

* I posted a description of how the cage was built here *

Leopard gecko for adoption

This is Slushie

Slushie is a young Super Snow Eclipse leopard gecko that I received last year from a breeder on Tumblr. I love her a whole bunch, but she has a major problem. Slushie is a troublesome eater. Ever since I got her, she has turned her nose up to almost everything I offer. I’ve tried her with crickets, dubia, mealworms and superworms. I’ve only had some success with mealworms and dubia. Because she has a very, very poor food drive (unlike my voracious Toasty geck), she has gained very little weight since last October. I have left dishes of live insects in her enclosure only to find that they have gone uneaten after a day or two. She’s still quite small and I don’t think she’s even close to a proper adult size.

Its gotten to a point where I have began to consider rehoming her. I’m not home enough to ensure she eats, I work almost every day, and on my days off I’m extremely exhausted. I’ve taught Toast to eat from a dish because I don’t always have the energy to tong feed anymore.

I’m very worried about Slushie, and I’m afraid I cannot provide proper care to her. She has needs that I can’t meet and I’d hate to watch her health decline because I can’t spend enough time taking care of her. This is why I’ve come to the decision to give her a new home.

I’m posting this here because the Tumblr reptile community has proven time and time again that they are all very capable of taking care of several different species of reptiles and that they are very passionate about these cold blooded creatures. I’d feel more comfortable giving her to someone from here than anywhere else.

I’d very much prefer the person to be local (from the San Jose area of the SF Bay Area) so they can either pick up from my house or meet up somewhere in the middle. She will come with the whole setup; an exo terra 18" x 24" enclosure, uth and thermostat, hides and all. I have not yet decided if there will be an adoption fee. If there is, it probably won’t be more than $50.

If anyone is interested, please DM me! Alternatively, please boost this so I can try to find her a proper home. It breaks my heart to have to do this, but it’s in her best interest.


As a bona fide crazy cat lady it was only so long until I was compelled to make a cute kitty of some kind. I’ve previously made Luna and Artemis dolls in the Pokemon style, but wanted to do something with a bit more of an animal shape. I had a custom order last year for a cat character that gave me the perfect oppurtunity!

Meet Ser Pounce-a-Lot! The original custom order had tiny little armour as well, but this is just the plain ol’ cat version, since it’s a little less time consuming. I also remade Luna and Artemis using the same style, and am thinking about trying out a Jiji next!

This pattern is super simple, though sometimes creating the small tube-like legs and tail can be a bit of a pain. Find the pattern below the cut!

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