Midnight Feeding

If you are a parent you have no doubt had several “midnight” bottle feeding moments with your infant. I remember those days fondly. I relished the solitude and bonding with my son during this time. It seems like it was only yesterday, the two of us in the silence, renounced to the world all around us. I have recently been enjoying a unique “midnight” feeding time unlike any I have ever had the experience of being involved in. Let me tell you more!

My son has been home the past few days with his African fat-tailed gecko’s Minka and Olivia. They are sisters and came from the same clutch. Geckos are small to medium sized lizards. There are more than 2,000 known species of gecko. Nocturnal species have excellent night vision; their eyes are 350 times more sensitive to light than the human eye. They lack eyelids and instead have a transparent membrane, which they lick to clean. They feed on insects. I was delighted to capture this photo showing their “midnight” feeding of crickets.

Peeking out to say Hi

Showing you the size of Olivia compared to the palm of my hand

Did you know that geckos skin doesn’t grow with them? They need to shed their skin monthly and in turn then eat it. This usually happens in the middle of the night. They make a hissing sound if they get scared.

If you are looking for a low maintenance pet, an African fat-tailed gecko would be idea for you.These geckos live in a heated terrarium. Their tank needs to be misted daily and they need to be feed once every two – three days. You never want to put two males together in the same tank, they will fight as territorial creatures and one will die. Nor do you want to put a male and female in the same tank unless you want reproduction.

Until next time with more Sweet Conclusions … I am off to watch the “midnight” feeding of Olivia and Minka!





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