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My old girl Like, about 15. How is she looking for an old lady?

My old girl Like, about 15. How is she looking for an old lady?

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tamarlk

She looks great!


singing_softly

She just pooped on the couch 🙃


TheLazyLizard2

To be fair, better the couch than on her owner.


singing_softly

She does that too


tamarlk

Ha, it happens


singing_softly

Her name is Lily, excuse the typo!


Matok1

She looks like a Susan


Teapipp

Awww so sweet 🥺


Regndroppe

Has she always been easy to handle and take out or has this changed somehow from being a juvenil?


singing_softly

She hated it up until a few years ago, she's calmed down with more hand training as I learned more


Regndroppe

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.


singing_softly

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.


Regndroppe

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!


singing_softly

Have you tried different insects? Sometimes Lily is completely uninterested.


--InZane--

She looks heckin cute!


Dramatic_Sorbet_8648

The widdle toesies!!!


singing_softly

They aren't very sticky anymore


PMmeifyourepooping

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!


singing_softly

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.


Enaatisha

Looks very hugable 🥰


xharleyxquinnx420

She's so pretty!


mattfox27

OmG she is adorable


singing_softly

She knows lol


bobowildin

Shes so special!


Basketfulloftoys

Awesome! How long do they normally live?


singing_softly

15-20 in captivity


TheLazyLizard2

The little stub tail 😍 When did she lose it?


singing_softly

A couple years ago.


Bread_velociraptor

Where tail


Crazy-Block-872

Where brain


Bread_velociraptor

Forgot in school


singing_softly

Dropped it about 2 years ago


Drexarimous_Bot

15 months?


the-greenest-thumb

Considering they said old, probably means years. 15 years.


singing_softly

15 years is correct


singing_softly

Years


Drexarimous_Bot

Any tips for keeping this long?


singing_softly

Always be improving your care and learning new things. Everyone makes mistakes, we do the best we can based on the knowledge we have.