Tuesday, January 22, 2008
She was a good gecko.
I think her poor vision contributed to her not eating very well, especially lately. Or possibly something else was wrong. Leopard geckos can live to 25 years in captivity, and she was only eight, if the guy we bought her from was telling the truth. (She was supposed to be two when we bought her.)
She always went through periods of not eating, but would always snap out of it and make a comeback. But not this time. She died yesterday.
In this picture she was shedding her skin. Look how fat her tail was! (They store excess fat there.)
I think we're going to have to move her cage. Out of habit, I keep glancing down every time I pass it, expecting to see her. I didn't cry when we first found her dead, but that dang empty cage gets me every time.