Lola had her first meeting with the children this week. She was very well behaved and they all had a go holding her. The parents enjoyed taking some pictures at the end. Some of the children were expecting her to be 'slimey' but said she was 'warm and soft'.
I need a lot of bramble leaves to feed all the stick insects. If you have any bramble in your garden or near your house please let me know and I'll come and remove it! It mustn't have been sprayed with chemicals or had cars driving past it a lot...(engine fumes etc.) Thanks.
Toothless the baby Crested Gecko is settling in nicely. We handle him for a few minutes a day in the evening to get him tame. As long as you are very slow and gentle in your movements he seems very happy. He enjoys leaping onto your shoulder or running very quickly up your arms; he wiggles as he runs which is very comical. He is eating his special gecko food which smells delicious, but as it also contains powdered insect I won’t be trying it!
Lola the Royal Python has settled in nicely and is very gentle and calm. She has had several owners including a Royal Marine! She came with a huge vivarium with a built in heater. If she is a bit cold she likes to rest on your hands to warm up and if she is warm she tries to wriggle away very fast to go exploring. She still had a few patches of shed skin when she arrived so we misted her with warm water and gently peeled them off.
This is Biscuit, our beautiful new Crested Gecko. She is a 4-year-old female who has had two previous owners, and has already made herself at home, eating well and exploring her big vivarium. She is quite large and heavy for a female, and has obviously been well-handled as she is very friendly.