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Little Crestie by PaganFireSnake Little Crestie by PaganFireSnake
This is Sambuca, a baby crested gecko that I picked up at the Hamburg, PA herp show yesterday, on the tip of my finger.:) I had a crestie my yrs ago and always wanted to get another one so I just couldn't resist this little guy. "He" is actually still too small to tell if he is a male or female so that's one reason why I picked the name I did...it would work for either.:)

Used as a ref for a drawing by :iconseaspryte:

Featured by :iconmorho: here: [link]
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RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Cute ;)
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morho Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
featured here [link] :)
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug: Thank you so much for the feature! :D
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morho Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
you are welcome :hug:
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for letting me draw "him". Here is a link to the drawing...[link]
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
No prob.:) That really is a beautiful piece! Wish I could draw like that! Glad I was able to inspire with one of my photos.:)
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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66Angel99 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Oh my god it's so cute! <3 And so tiny!
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PlayfulDead Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! TINY!!! I prefer to keep to leos so there's no glass climbing, but he/she is definitely cute!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Leos are a cute gecko species too.:) I did look at them too but I have had cresties before and couldn't resist to get another one.:lol:
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:iconhemophobianessticity:
Soooo cute! <3
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) Sambuca is definitely a little cutie.:)
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hemophobianessticity Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
<3 <3 <3
You're welcome! :D
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Tattepus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
So awesome :33
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you and glad you like him.:)
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Tattepus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Writer
It's so tiny! I can't wait until mine hatch :D
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awe you have eggs?:) In talking to the breeder and how easy they are to breed I may just do that as well down the line. I all ready breed snakes and cresties sound like they are a piece of cake compared to snakes! :lol:
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Writer
First clutch, both still seem to be viable. Around day 50/51, so I'm expecting two little ones quite soon! :D Good luck with breeding, they are quite easy to breed and very prolific. In the spring I'm planning on picking up a couple more gargoyles and focus on them, I have a high end female I randomly picked up from a pet store.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh that is so cool.:) Let me know how they do. Gargoyle as awesome! I haven't tried to own any of them yet but I think the gecko bug is slow weaving it's way into my bones! :lol: Maybe I'll check them out at the next show I do to. How is their care? Are they easy like the cresties? I know my snakes, frogs, turtles/tortoise, and green anoles but still learning with geckos.:)
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Gargoyle care is almost exactly the same as crested care, they just tend to not climb quite as much as their cousins. They are super awesome as pets though, my gargoyle is more gregarious than my cresteds.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
That's cool about the Gargoyles.:) Maybe I'll check them out more at the next show.:)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a little cutie. How could anyone resist something so adorable? I know you will enjoy this little one. They had many beautiful baby cresties at the Bangor Reptile Show today. I was tempted, but I have my own babies so I resisted those. Much to my delight they had many great reptiles. Lots of snakes, though I had not much time, so I didn't take too much time looking at those. They had Uromastyx lizards, which are on my wish list, but they didn't look too happy so I passed on those. I was very tempted by some gorgeous orangey colored leopard geckos with really winning personalities. They had a bunch of different old world chameleons in a variety of sizes. I really want one, but I didn't have appropriate housing for one so I didn't go there. They had tortoise, large and hatchlings, poison dart frogs as well as more common types. But I wound up with another choice, one from my wish list, a decent sized bearded dragon. He's about a foot long and quite docile and handsome. My daughter was quite taken with him as well and she chose his name, d'Artagnan. I am very happy with him and he seems quite happy in his 40 gallon tank. Of course I spent a fortune on lighting. Those UVB bulbs are killer. I also bought a batch of dubia roaches. Now I need to research those and see how to raise them.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh that is so cool that you got a beardie.:) They are cute, personable, easy to handle and just a really awesome lizard to own. I had one when they first became available in the pet trade. I was working under the table (I was around 15yrs old then) at a local mom and pop pet store and they got a few babies in. $300 then for a normal!!! But I got one and had him for just over 8 yrs.:) I definitely recommend them as a pet to anyone that wants a cool lizard they can handle.
Yeah herps shows always have tons of snakes. When I first started going to them corn morphs were the thing. They are still popular but its more Ball Pythons and other python and boa morphs that are in now. Leopard gecko morphs were just starting to become popular when I first started going to shows too. And now, like the corns, there are so many and you can get a really nice one for pretty reasonable.:) Leopards are cute and fun to have too.:)
The Dubia Roaches I heard are VERY easy to raise.:) I have brought them just as feeder but have yet to try to raise any. The problem is, is that I am actually VERY allergic to crickets...to the point that if I am not careful I will go into a full blown asthma attack with them. I am fine with dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals (well except for hamsters and G-pigs...allergic to them too) but crickets are really bad. If one crawls up my arm I will break out in hives. So I have thought of totally switching to roaches because of that! Though I do have a mild allergy to roaches, but it's not going to land me in the hospital if one bites or scratches me. Let me know what you find about them.:)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm delighted to finally have a beardie. I have been wanting one, but I only see babies and didn't want to get such a young one. This one is about a foot long, so he's well on his way, tame and eating like a champ. He loves dubia roaches and superworms, hasn't shown much interest in the veggie department yet. My dog Ragnar is fascinated with him, and he watched Ragnar as well, made a couple of lunges toward his wagging tail. I think he was thinking "Now THAT'S a superworm!" From what I have seen so far on the websites it sounds like the dubia roaches are not that hard to raise. No substrate, essentially a big tupperware container filled with egg cartons for them to hide in, cricket water or oranges for hydration and food can be pretty much anything, cat or dog food, fruit vegetables, fish food flakes. Just need to keep temperatures high, around 90 degrees. They suggest a heating pad under the tupperware. So we'll see. I'll let you know how it goes. They say they don't smell, live fairly long and are not good escapees like crickets are.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
The first beardie I had I got him as a hatchling. It wasn't recommended to get a hatchling then unless you really knew what you were doing and even now unless you are comfortable with it I would do what you did and get a sub-adult or one that is at least a yr old.
That is so funny about your dog with him! :lmao: Beardies definitely can have a very confident and bondness about themselves and have no issues on trying to take on something that is much bigger then themselves. I think they have a bit of a Napoleon Complex! :rofl:
I personally wouldn't mess with a heating pad unless you are using heat tape with a snake rack. I would NEVER put one of those pads directly on plastic...no matter how low of a setting it is on. If something goes wrong that can cause a serious problem. It's why I have the heat tape recessed into the wood of the snake rack so it's not directly touching the tubs. I have seen pics and heard horror stories of snakes that have been burned alive from heating elements b/c it was directly touching the tubs and something went wacky with the thermostat controlling the temps.
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't trust them either. so I'm not sure how I'll solve the heating issue for trying to raise dubias. I'm paranoid about leaving anything other than lights on when I'm not right there to watch it.
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Get your UVB bulbs through LLLReptile. They're the cheapest place I've found anywhere, unless you get lucky and find some clearanced at a local pet store.
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info on LLL. I will check it out. I have several lizards that require bulbs and they are not cheap.
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Writer
I used to have three bearded dragons, and it got very expensive. Also, I don't know if you use this trick but you can use regular house incandescent bulbs in place of reptile heating lights. They do about the same thing.
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I already use regular bulbs for heat. I try to save the big bucks for the UVB bulbs. I also found that instead of the red bulbs sold by the pet stores you can generally find red bulbs in hardware stores labeled as party lights. $2-3 each instead of $10 at the pet store. And they last just as long, maybe longer too.
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meihua Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
S/he is adorable!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) I love my snakes, frogs and turtles but cresties really are cute too.:)
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ZombiePoetic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, look at those gorgeous eyes <3
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:eyes: :lol: They do have interesting eyes, especially with those "lashes" above them.:)
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ZombiePoetic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
> v < That's the cutest thing (besides the eyes) about them!
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Punda315 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Aww
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Lurdekan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
oh lord, that's adorable
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) They really do have to be one of the cutest reptiles, especially as babies.:)
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EEEEE! It's so adorable!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
I know right! :squee: It was so hard picking which one I wanted but I liked this ones color and tail pattern.:)
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't blame you one bit. He's just a little cutie! ^u^
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ParisLynne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Photographer
Great shot. Hes so cute.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad you like the shot.:) They definitely are very cute as babies. Cute as adults too but the babies are just adorable.:)
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VampirePumpkin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   General Artist
Awwwww
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:squee:
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Evilcoloredrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
my brother used to have a gecko he was mean...he was a leopard gecko...their eyes make me want to poke them...well not poke their eyes but their sides lol im weird but this is a cool picture



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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Leopards can be defensive if not properly handled. But you can't really blame them. They don't know we aren't going to hurt them if you don't handle them right or go slowly with them. But in general Leopards do make easy to care for and tame geckos to keep.:) It just can take time and understanding how they see things. And :lol: at poking it! Glad you like the the shot.:)
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
So cute. Congrats on your new addition :)
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) I have been wanting one for some time and I just couldn't resist it! Love this little guy.:)
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