Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I've been slacking on the updates, but it has been quite busy around here.

The shop has been a hit! Definitely not complaining there. Smaug might be, he gets to be the photo model every time i come up with a new idea. Such is the life of dragons.

Smaug, Onyxia, Lilly, Petrie, and I attended the first annual High Desert Pirate Fair a few weeks ago to kick off the renfaire season. Best first-year faire I have been to.


Took in a few new scaley babies.

We picked Gecky up at the reptile show in Pomona in early January. He was just over a month old. He is a gargoyle gecko.  We got him from GuyCo Geckos. I emailed them after the show requesting his hatch date and other information.  They responded very quickly and were well organized. Gecky is a healthy,  happy little gecko. :)  The name was supposed to be a place-holder till we figured out if he was a boy or a girl, but it just stuck. Now it's his name for good.

We found Mr. Tickles at the local pet store. He is a red bi-color crested gecko. When we got him, he was a little under 3 months old. We got him in early February. He was my Valentine's Day present. My youngest stepson named him, because it tickles when he walks on his skin.

Andi was a Craigslist find. Her eyes sold me. The guy we bought her from was trying to downsize his collection,  because he didn't have time for them. Andi is an emerine x halloween-mask leopard gecko. We picked her up in early February too, about a week after Mr. Tickles. We named her Andromeda because her eyes reminded me of little galaxies.

Cassie came from the same guy who we got Andi from. He contacted me this past Saturday because he remembered me saying that I run a small reptile rescue. She had stopped eating, and she was losing weight. He asked me to take her in as a rescue,  and make sure she got the care she needs. After some argument, she ate tonight. She is a bell albino leopard gecko. We called her Cassiopeia because it just seemed to fit.


Successfully got Petrie switched over to frozen/thawed food. I am thrilled for that. No expensive vet bills due to rat bites for him.

Now, if only Lilly would switch...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Update 01-09-15

We lost Morgan in November. Our power was out for about 36 hours, give or take, and while that only mildly annoyed Lilly, it was deadly for poor Morgan. My guess is that it was either due to her age (we don't know exactly how old she was, just had an educated guess that she was at least 7-10 years old, if not older.) or there may have been some other underlying condition that we never found. She was in pretty poor shape when she came to us, but appeared to have recovered.

R.I.P. Morgan  <3

On a lighter note, I have not posted an update on Falkor or the babies in a good, LONG while.

Still skinny, but acting much healthier.

Falkor is doing quite well. He is being quite slow about gaining weight, but he eats willingly, and has not lost any weight. His color and energy have improved too. He is still very shy around most people, but REACHES for me when I take him out. He knows who rescued him  :)

The babies have gotten quite large. They just cleared the 6 month mark. Most of the ones that will be going to new homes have been picked up, so I am down to 8 babies now.


When they were tiny, ALL 15 OF THEM could fit around this little dish they are drinking from. Not anymore though.

(that's not dirt in the dish, it's the pattern on the ceramic. The dish is spotless)


I received an adorable little pastel ball python as a Christmas gift this year. He's about 4 months old, and his favorite hobby is pretending to be a cookie.