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 you probably have figured, leopard geckos normal behavior can vary widely between individuals. So some part of knowing this will be up to observation of your reptile. This will go over common behaviors that are normal, and cover some of the not so good behaviors.
The leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), also referred to as the sea leopard, is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the southern elephant seal). The leopard seal is large and muscular, with a dark grey back and light grey on its stomach. Its throat is whitish with the black spots that give the seal its common name. The overall length of this seal is 7.9–11.5 feet and weight is from 440 to 1,320 pounds.
Indeever in motion by Tambako The Jaguar Via Flickr: Indeever, the young snow leopard who is now almost grown up, walks to me in his enclosure.
The shot is a bit motion blurred because of the low light, but otherwise I like how he looks to me with his cute tongue visible.