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libutron:

Golden-tailed Gecko - Strophurus taenicauda
Also referred to as Golden Spiny-tailed Gecko, Strophurus taenicauda (Gekkonidae) is a rare and beautiful species which is only found in Australia, from the Darling Downs to the coastal regions of central and south-eastern Queensland. This gecko’s eyes are especially amazing.
Currently, the Golden-tailed Gecko is listed as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: Arcadia Valley, Queensland, Australia (2013)

libutron:

Golden-tailed Gecko - Strophurus taenicauda

Also referred to as Golden Spiny-tailed Gecko, Strophurus taenicauda (Gekkonidae) is a rare and beautiful species which is only found in Australia, from the Darling Downs to the coastal regions of central and south-eastern Queensland. This gecko’s eyes are especially amazing.

Currently, the Golden-tailed Gecko is listed as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: Arcadia Valley, Queensland, Australia (2013)

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iwilleatyourenglish:

iwilleatyourenglish:

sometimes, when life gets particularly sad or hard, i remind myself that my leopard gecko begs at the glass when i’m ripping paper towels and then runs to the top of his log in anticipation of me putting a bit there because he likes to spoon with it

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someone wanted to see what he looks like when i’m about to give him the paper towel

behold a baby lizard attempting to contain a joy too large for his tiny body

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rhamphotheca:

Web-footed Gecko (Palmatogecko rangei)
Wildlife photographer Martin Harvey spent two days in the baking Namib Desert hunting for the elusive pink web-footed gecko. The lizard, which spends most of the day buried in the sand, uses its long tongue to both clean its eyes of dust and drink the moisture which collects on its eyes when the morning mist rolls in from the sea.
(via: Smithsonian Magazine)

rhamphotheca:

Web-footed Gecko (Palmatogecko rangei)

Wildlife photographer Martin Harvey spent two days in the baking Namib Desert hunting for the elusive pink web-footed gecko. The lizard, which spends most of the day buried in the sand, uses its long tongue to both clean its eyes of dust and drink the moisture which collects on its eyes when the morning mist rolls in from the sea.

(via: Smithsonian Magazine)

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Took Fighter to a herp vet today!

vixxey:

He’s still horrendously underweight, but he is no longer dehydrated and has been active. Fighter’s even starting to eat on his own, but I still have to put his repti-boost/crested gecko diet+smashed up crickets in a little bowl and hold it under his head for him to be interested in it.

I called around to a good 5-6 veterinarians because I really haven’t found one that has updated information on herp care and I don’t feel comfortable sending something I care for to someone with no experience. People don’t realize that TONS of veterinarians are terribly under educated on reptile medicine and that practices with them change SoOOo often! [ie: controversy over feeding baby food to snakes: popular in the 90s!!, shell repair in turtles, types of medicines used (herp metabolism≠mammal metabolism)]. Most of the vets I’ve talked to (including the one I take my pups and other animals to) still use information popular from the 80s/90s and that makes me very asdgsdgad

The vet I took Fighter to today though seemed to know a reasonably good amount and I’m very, very happy I went to her. She agreed to do a couple stool tests, mainly for cryptosporidiosis (which is my main concern), samonella, and to check for any internal parasites. We both agreed not to start any antibiotics to make sure no GOOD bacteria gets killed in the process. 

But the most awesome thing was that when I explained how I had gotten Fighter, my bill was magically lowered from $150 to $55 (the cost of a regular visit w/o any tests). Weeeeeee

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