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Sep. 2nd, 2011 | 05:32 pm









Sometimes she does really awkward stuff like this, and I have no idea what she's thinking.







This was the day I discovered that Rosie thinks my mouse pointer is a bug. And that she can eat it. She was sitting on my desk just chillin' when I guess she looked up at my monitor and saw something moving. Then she launched herself at it, I guess because throwing the entire weight of your body at something might be a good way to destroy it or something. Who knows what goes on in her tiny lizard brain.

There is a video that goes with this picture, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0COoZNRCdw, in case you needed proof or just want to waste 30 seconds watching something mildly amusing.



She also thought her reflection was an Edible Thing until she realized it was glass and then stared at herself for awhile.



I remember when I first got her and one of those leaves was only half her size.







Rosie demonstrates the crested gecko's ability to change colors. Here she is "fired down" (in this case she was sleeping before I took her out of her cage).



...And here she is "fired up." They fire up darker when they're more active or depending on their mood. She goes from being a light gray-green to brown and gold. For awhile she was firing up straight gray, but their colors do change as they grow, too.





Why hello.



She's also developed some blushing under her neck/chin area recently. I like it!





If you're wondering about the ruler, it's because I've been tracking the geckos' length/weight to make sure they're growing properly. As of today, Rosie is roughly 7 inches long and weighs about 25 grams. Full-grown size is usually around 40 grams. 35 grams is breeding weight for females (you can definitely breed them earlier, but it's not a good idea).



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