My old girl Like, about 15. How is she looking for an old lady?
By - singing_softly
She looks great!
She just pooped on the couch 🙃
To be fair, better the couch than on her owner.
She does that too
Ha, it happens
Her name is Lily, excuse the typo!
She looks like a Susan
Awww so sweet 🥺
Has she always been easy to handle and take out or has this changed somehow from being a juvenil?
She hated it up until a few years ago, she's calmed down with more hand training as I learned more
Ok thank you! Mine's 2,5 yo and she absolutely hates all form of handling but the fun thing is that she still sits by the glass door and wait for it to open. But once it opens she goes back in and hides! This I-want-to-I-do-not-want routine of hers has been going on every night now for over a year so I don't know what to do about it, there's no point opening the door as she doesn't want to.
Just keep trying, it takes time and persistence. Every animal is an individual and they'll go at their own pace. For my young gecko, I hand trained him by letting him associate my hand with positive things.
Tong feeding him slowly, then hand feeding, then luring him onto my hand with food. So now, my hand isn't scary to him.
For Lily, she never liked being handled when she was young. She always jumped and ran away and tried to hide. Over time, she tolerated handling more. Now she comes up to the front of her enclosure and I can reach in and scoop her up or pet her and she doesn't mind too much.
Thanks! Yes I have tried that method every day for 2,5 years now and it's so exhausting as it doesn't get us anywhere. Even from when I got her at 3 month old she was not interested or jumped around a lot at all, most just sat and stare. Just as now. She's totally uninterested in any food (hates insects also) so I can't lure her into doing anything as she's just not interested. So yes they are really different individuals!
Have you tried different insects? Sometimes Lily is completely uninterested.
She looks heckin cute!
The widdle toesies!!!
They aren't very sticky anymore
Wow that’s really interesting I’ve never heard about that phenomenon before! I’d bet that’s a serious limiting factor in lifespan in the wild I wonder what else starts to go first. I would have thought the toe pads would have been dead last they’re so critical!! Can your little friend adhere to glass/enclosure features vertically anymore?
Thank you for looking after this sweet baby so well for so long :] it really warms my heart to see old lizards here, because many if not most are never afforded that luxury the way we allow people to keep pets.
I’ll be thinking of you and your little friend, and best wishes to you both :] please keep posting!
She can still climb vertically, she's pretty speedy and loves to jump. I've noticed as she's gotten older that her feet and legs just feel weaker, far more noticeably than my younger gecko. She can definitely still climb, just not quite *as* well as when she was younger. She used to be able to run straight up walls and can't anymore, but she can climb sticks and the glass in her enclosure.
I'll make sure to keep posting my old lady, as well as her reptile siblings.
Looks very hugable 🥰
She's so pretty!
OmG she is adorable
She knows lol
Shes so special!
Awesome! How long do they normally live?
15-20 in captivity
The little stub tail 😍
When did she lose it?
A couple years ago.
Forgot in school
Dropped it about 2 years ago
Considering they said old, probably means years. 15 years.
15 years is correct
Any tips for keeping this long?
Always be improving your care and learning new things. Everyone makes mistakes, we do the best we can based on the knowledge we have.