Slinky could be described as missing a few nuts and bolts. She's pretty spazzy, beats up on cagemates, and will randomly
decide that she doesn't want to be held anymore. Her bizarre attitude is kind of endearing- she looks suspiciously at me
with her googly eyes, and I can't help but chuckle. She has a formidable appetite- woe betide any silkworm in her vicinity!
She had quite the rough start. First getting stuck in a post office on her way to me, she then scared me by rapidly dropping
weight. After curing her of the pinworms she had when she arrived, she proceeded to have difficulty shedding. Since all
three of those guys that I got together have had that problem, I wonder if they were never provided humid hides before they
moved in with me... Luckily, she has mostly recovered, and has overcome her fear of sitting in her humid hide. I suspect
that she is literally related to both Binky and Rasputin (see Bug's story, below). I was led to think the opposite when i
bred her and Rasputin together in 2005. In 2006, she's been exposed to Adonis. While I've seen some eggs, and they were
fertile, i keep catching them after they've been too long in too moist a substrate. At least, i think it's me. I might give
up on breeding her, if her pattern weren't so interesting, and her eyelids so distinctive.
**10/07 update** Well, the 2006 season was unproductive for Slinky, and I decided not to try and breed her in 2007.
She's still as nutty as ever, by gum!
Muftin Geckos * Corvallis * OR * USA
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