Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More News From the Chameleon Cage

Welcome to the nursery! Aren't they just the cutest little reptiles you've ever seen? I caught six out of the seven (two more hatched today) in this shot. They're asleep at the top of the cage, close to the warm infrared light. How did they get to the top of this 30-inch cage? They climbed. CUTELY.


Thank you for all the congratulations re getting some of these eggs to hatch (still MANY (like 42?) to go). Now, we have to get the babies to start eating. Kids. Yeesh! There's always something to worry about.

Anyway, this container is home to hundreds of pinhead crickets. Chameleon food. Today we'll see if any of the baby veileds eats. We think they're ready because a) Most of the little yolk sacs attached to their bellies have been absorbed. b) Eyes are opening. c) Mouths are opening. Wish us luck!


I wonder if this little guy (or girl) will be out of the egg by lunch?

Oh, and to answer the big question...we'll be selling the babies to a reptile/pet store.

And not in chameleon news, I'll be at the Yellow Book Road this Saturday, September 18 @ 2:00 for a Random House Tween/Teen Author Panel. Who else will be there?
Stacey Goldblatt (GIRL TO THE CORE)
, Laura McNeal (DARK WATER) and Laura Peyton Roberts (GREEN). Please come by if you get the chance. We'll try to be entertaining and educational. Also, I can't imagine that a panel like this will happen all that often.

9 comments:

Junosmom said...

Congratulations on your babies! My son (8 yo) thinks that is very cool, and I say thank goodness you are in CA and it is far away, or I'd be adding to my already extensive pet collection.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like the warmth too, but lately I could stand some coolness.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Their big feet put me in mind of puppies...

Teresa said...

I am glad you have figured out what to do with the babies. I will keep my fingers crossed that they know what to do with a pinhead cricket with they see one! It is very cool to see animals that can climb cutely!

Susan R. Mills said...

That is so cool! They are cute. I especially love the pic of the one just starting to come out of the egg.

David Cranmer said...

Congrats on the new kids on the block!

Eileen said...

I would have nightmares about them getting free and roaming my house.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Barrie! You've been tenderly nursing those eggs for what seems like ages. I hope they're grateful! Cutely!

Cloudia said...

Really cool!


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