Gecko in da house (reprise)


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Approximately nine months ago there was miniature gecko in our house. He was tiny!. Well, this evening, Gordon Gecko (new name!) has made a reappearance at an astonishing 4-inches long! That’s four times the size he was nine months ago. Impressive, most impressive.

Geckos are cool, and they have sticky feet. Some make rad sounds at night (Gordon hasn’t yet though). I’m going to research whether they eat anything other than insects, and if so, put a little treat out for him one night. Hopefully he’ll be hungry.

It’s like I’m 5 years old again.

And, I know what you’re thinking: yes, I’m sure it’s the same gecko. How dare you ask such a question. You can tell by comparing the pictures — it’s definitely the same lizard, just gown up out. Sheesh…

Update

Wikipedia says the “house gecko” can live up to five years! Radstix.

  • Maa
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    Maa

    Which photo is of the baby gecko? To me they’re look the same. You’re like your father, like anything what’s moving ,and I love it!

  • Barto
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    Barto

    hi Maa. The original one can be found in the links (white text) in the article. Click here — > miniature gecko.

  • Maa
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    Maa

    Thanks Bart. I think so to it’s the same. It just grew up to his “baby” eyes. It’s cute!

  • Robyn
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    Robyn

    I just did a Google search for “gecko” “gordon” “name” and your website came up. I tell you this because I also have a gecko living in my apartment, and I have also named him Gordon. My Gordon is much darker in colour than yours, and chirps at night, so we know he’s a male. We can’t leave any treats out for him (I’m told they like donuts!) because we have ants, so I hope your Gordon is fat and fell-wed enough for both of them. :)

    • Barto
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      Barto

      I don’t our Gecko is in the house any longer; but I like to think he it lives behind out big painting and comes out only when we’re not there. I never heard him/her chirp, but I’d love it if he did that every night.

      Some of us just ain’t as lucky :)

  • Selvan
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    Selvan

    Hi Barto

    I used to work for a newspaper in Durban South Africa, but I now am marketing a product called GO GECKO. Sorry but did you know that gecko droppings carry the deadly salmonella bacteria and if you touch the moist dropping you probably will get salmonella poisoning and could possibly die. More so, once these droppings dry up they are carried into the air as fine spores and can cause respiratory (sinus and asthma) and bowel problems when we breath them in.

    • Barto
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      Barto

      I have no intention of touching gecko droppings :P