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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Ezzy got new digs today! More information here: https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...Complete/page4

    I'll post some more pictures soon, but she went straight in a log! She seems happy though.

    Below is her and Ferry's tower!

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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Peek-a-Boo!


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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Ezzy is such a diva. Very cage defensive, and also very vocal (if you don't know, geckos have vocal cords - leachies, like Ezzy - tend to use them a lot).

    I reach in to take her out to clean her tank (with gloves of course) and she tries to take my fingers off. She has yet to clamp down, but will lunge at my hand and hiss and try to bite it. It's more like lunge/snake like strike then a reach out and grab.

    To deal with this, I either just grab her, cover her head with one gloved hand or just a glove, and then she calms right down and I can pick her up. Once she's out of her "home" she's a total sweetie.

    "I must protect this house!" Leachies, even sweet ones when out, tend to be cage territorial. Ferry, a chewie, exhibits none of this and is a social butterfly even in his tank.

    Anyway, I get her to stop biting and start picking her up and she starts chirping (a geckos scream) and clicking at me. "HELP!" That lasted 2 seconds and then she was like, "oh, hey dad." and calmed right down.

    WHAT A DIVA!

    Anyway, here's a video of her being calm and sweet and going back into her nice, freshly cleaned, tank.




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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Usually, Ezzy is doing her Spiderman impression. The other day, she was going for Superman. Not exactly sure what she was really holding on to, but it worked.


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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Ezzy laid an egg! I found it yesterday morning. She must have laid it the night before!




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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Wow, I cannot believe how long it's been since I updated on Ezzy.

    She's doing really well. She loves her digs and is eating like a pig. She still wants to kill me when I go into her tank which is normal Leachie behavior. I MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE! So, I wear the welders gloves and it's not an issue. I usually cover her head with one glove and pick her up with the other hand. Once out, she's a happy girl and likes to leap and climb on me and Katie.

    Do not let Leachie in tank behavior scare you off them. They are really awesome pets and do fine when out (in many cases, not all), but they are cage territorial (most). I think it's like hook training my boas, the welders gloves. In tank - boas want food, until they know none is coming, I do not put hands in. Ezzy needs some extra care coming out, but once out, is fine.

    She had lost a little weight after laying eggs as I tried a new food for her that I got from her breeder. Ferry (Chewie) loves the breeder food, but Ezzy wasn't having it. She wanted her Pangea with bugs. So I switched back, and in no time, she was back to her normal weight.

    Tonight, I caught her shedding!!!!!!! Pics below.


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    What an awesome lizard, so much personality! (probably takes after her folks...not talking about fingers either, LOL)

    So how many eggs did she lay in all? -did any look good? -did you try incubating them, in case? Snakes can do parthenogenesis*, so I assume lizards can too?

    *And speaking of which, when I get a chance, I have some news for y'all on that & will do a thread soon...hint, I now have another snake!
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    What an awesome lizard, so much personality! (probably takes after her folks...not talking about fingers either, LOL)

    So how many eggs did she lay in all? -did any look good? -did you try incubating them, in case? Snakes can do parthenogenesis*, so I assume lizards can too?

    *And speaking of which, when I get a chance, I have some news for y'all on that & will do a thread soon...hint, I now have another snake!
    She laid two eggs. The eggs were dimpled and caved in at parts and appeared to be no good. I did not incubate them. Leachies only lay 2 eggs normally, I believe. One of the reasons they are so expensive. The females are picky about mates and will not breed with just anyone and they lay only a couple of eggs at at time (give or take - maybe 3????)?

    No idea on the eggs being potentially viable or not. The breeder said she might lay eggs but that they would be infertile unless she bred.

    She's a cool lizard. Very vocal. Ferry occasionally makes noises, and my leopard geckos have in the past (when I had to restrain to give meds or check their mouths, etc.), but Ezzy talks all the time. She clicks and chirps a lot when we handle her and especially when I try to get her out. She puts up quite the front and has a fit, but then when out, she makes more happy sounds, just talking.

    Katie loves that she doesn't eat any live food. I think she's an all around cool lizard. Having said that, Ferry (Chewie) is a real charmer. He's outgoing and loves to come out and play and doesn't try to eat me! If I had to recommend one Rhacodactylus to someone, and they were willing to feed live insects as well as the powder food/gel, I would have to say Chewie. Having said that, I love them both and am glad I have both.

    Aside from the misting system for both to keep the humidity above 70-80%% and closer to 80-90% (especially for Ferry), they don't need much. I have RHP's installed as a backup but they rarely run (70-74F is perfect for them) and their tanks are the smallest I have.


    *And speaking of which, when I get a chance, I have some news for y'all on that & will do a thread soon...hint, I now have another snake!


    What is it???????????? Oh, I cannot wait.






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    Re: Esmeralda - Bayonnaise Leachie

    Got some cute pictures of Ezzy while cleaning her tank yesterday. She looks good post shed.


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