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    Ferry - Rhacodactylus Chahoua (Chewie)

    Katie says it was only a matter of time and that I was pretty "jelly donuts" over Ezzy. I have to admit, Ezzy is a cool critter. However, I've really enjoyed having Yafe in my office, and once healthy and happy, he's going down the reptile area in his new 4X2' Boaphile with climbing branches etc.

    I really enjoyed working with Steve at Leapin' Leachies and have had a great experience with Ezzy since day one. However, I didn't necessarily want my own Leachie. I also said I was done acquiring animals. I feel I am approaching my limit and do not want to tip the scales.

    Having said all that, after talking with Steve, and meeting the new guy, I fell in love (what else is new). Katie was there and basically said, a) I am not telling you what to do, b) you really like having a buddy in your office, and c) you are not going to get me to say no to a Rhacodactylus!

    So, everyone, I want to introduce you to Ferdinand Porsche (Kxxxxx - also a German name). I named him after one of my favorite engineers, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, affectionately known as "Ferry," as he will be called.

    He is a Rhacodactylus Mniarogekko Chahoua (Chewie), or Mossy New Caledonian Gecko, from Pine Island, not the Mainland. He is 2 1/2 years old and about full grown and weighs 60G.

    He is a total sweetheart and can eat Pangea crested gecko diet, but Leapin' Leachies makes a slightly more protein rich diet for Chewie's, for about the same price. I will also supplement 1-2X a week with gut loaded insects, although, with the higher protein food, it's not 100% necessary. The Leopard Gecko's eat mealworms and Dubai roaches, so it's not like I don't have them on hand.

    Otherwise, his requirements are similar to Ezzy. Room temp (plus I'll have a small heat pad on the back wall with a thermostat set to 75F for cool nights) and high humidity (65-75%). He's in a 16X16X20" enclosure and seems happy as a clam.

    See Ferry drink: https://streamable.com/ueows

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    Very nice! Love the little guy, first time I hear or see one of these.
    Congrats Dakski
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    Re: Ferry - Rhacodactylus Chahoua (Chewie)

    Very nice indeed, great little pick up there

    Sent from my TA-1024 using Tapatalk

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    Gorgeous little guy. So is this also the "last one"?
    \m/

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    Hes awesome....

    i had zero to do with this purchase !!
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    Re: Ferry - Rhacodactylus Chahoua (Chewie)

    Quote Originally Posted by RickyNY View Post
    Very nice! Love the little guy, first time I hear or see one of these.
    Congrats Dakski
    They are quite rare. I think as rare if not rarer than Leachies. They lay big eggs, so even though they breed easier than Leachies, Steve said it takes a lot out of them to breed and I don't think you can count on them for regular breeding.

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Very nice indeed, great little pick up there

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    Thank you. There were a few "redder" ones that caught my eye. However, as with Ezzy, I said to Steve, "who's the chillest one you got?" He said Ferry was a total champ and we couldn't go wrong. Katie and I spent 1/2 an hour with him and he's a rock star. Can't complain about his looks either, and we bonded, so the rest is history. Plus this woman was asking me and Katie all these questions about Chewie's, as if we worked there, and then tried to buy him from under us. Steve wouldn't have it. She was PO'd. Oh well. He had 100 other animals, but she wanted Ferry. Too bad, so did I.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRLongton View Post
    Gorgeous little guy. So is this also the "last one"?
    Thank you, and yes, of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    Hes awesome....

    i had zero to do with this purchase !!
    In Phillydubs defense, and being a man of honor, he was looking at snakes on the other side of the show when Katie and I got Ferry. He had no idea and no input either way. He was pumped after, but that's a separate issue .

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    Another cool "last" addition!!!!
    ...life is beautiful...

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    Ok, now I get it...


    When you say "I'm done acquiring new animals", that is really CODE for "I'm gonna get a bunch more in the next few weeks, watch me"


    NO FAIR !!!

    You know I was thinking about a PI Chewie, and there you go and get one.

    LOL !!

    He is a BEAUTY of course, I LOVE those greens and pinks. I've said it before, but if I do add another gecko, it will be a PI Chewie, with lots of pink and green, I find them gorgeous and they usually have a beautiful personality to go with it.

    Big congratulations
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    "Last addition..." I'm glad you won the custody battle though...personality ("chill") counts for way more than color in 'my book' too. He's way cool!

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    Nice Chewie they are a lot of fun and VERY sweet.....can't wait to see him fired up

    You know I was thinking about a PI Chewie, and there you go and get one.
    Zina time to get yourself one
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