while on this trip,
kj & myla spent serious time lizard hunting.
she was so pleased to finally find a horny toad!
so, we traveled home with one horny toad & one dessert lizard in slurpee cups.
the next evening, husband surprised the kids with a spontaneous trip to the pet shop to get a cage, heat lamps, etc to give the lizards a more appropriate dwelling…
kj decorated the dwelling with rocks he had painted.
these two lizards seriously mix well with our family –
look how perfectly camera-poised they are!
we’ve learned, they don’t like dead food.
so, the canned crickets, and plant food that husband bought them,
they just ignore it…
kj & myla have to catch live food for them, and they are speedy little guys – they attack it at lightning speed! there is a plus side to this. since we are still having WARM weather here in Utah, the box-elder bugs keep re-hatching… and these little buggers eat them! i am more than happy to see box-elder bugs participate in natures food chain… wink. wink.
this is what childhoods are made of!
2 responses to “our home has grown by eight feet…”
Your kids must be in heaven! I remember reading a post from a while back where you said Myla desperately wanted a lizard. How nice for them! 🙂
i wish i could be an awesome "pet" parent like you. I still love when you had chickens and myla would collect the eggs. I Love that!
but i canNOT do reptiles. You are awesome!!