2 new arrivals beat the odds

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LadyGecko

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I received my 2 new Crestie's today after a long drawn out deal that I won't go on about here
I'll just say that after waiting for over one month(admittedly some of it weather related) they arrived and they are both alive

I say that they are both alive because they were shipped Priority Mail instead of next day express and took 3 days to get from PA. to IL. in the lovely frigid weather that this country has been experiencing lately

I also have not received any emails from the seller since he sent me a number that he said was a tracking number and it turned out to be a delivery conformation number
So-I could not track them after they left PA on Tuesday morning at around 10 am and idiot that I am-that drove me nuts

I really didn't even know what to expect and I was prepared for the worst-2 dead Crested's in the box and I nearly fainted when I opened the box and saw that both of them were still alive
I really don't know how or why they survived but I am very thankful to the powers that be and they are both in their new homes in separate tanks

The tiny one-I am guessing 3 -4 grams-is the more active and appears to be the least stressed and the larger one-female I believe is going to be OK as she is moving around in the tank and was up on the glass when i first put her in there
She has since sought refuge in the plant leaves

Here are my 2 Miracle Cresties-I know that due to stress the larger one is not showing her colors and also -it was daytime when I snapped the pics

I just hope that they are going to be OK

Sandy

Actually I believe that Miracle will be a good name for the female
This is her pic and her description from the ad

Female "Orange Fire" Dalmatian Crested Gecko. She is about 11 months old


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my pics

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and the males pic and description from the ad
"Orange Fire Harley" crested gecko
This is a sub adult male

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my pics

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marula

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my god...thay are for sure a little miracle!
i'm so glad that everyting will be fine..i lost one cili for a bad heat pack :cry: was orrible open the box and found him death :(
 

brandy101010

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Oh my gosh! I would be so upset! I'm glad they are ok but who in their right minds would ship a living thing Priority mail?!
I would go to the board of inquiry on this one. There is no excuse for this and others should be aware so they don't have to go through what you did!
again I'm glad they made it ok and I hope they do well for you. They are little cuties.
 

bleeding_sarcasm

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are you KIDDING me? they shipped live animals PRIORITY? I wouldnt even overnight through USPS let alone 3 DAYS!?!?

please PM me this persons name so i know NEVER to do business with them. That is beyond irresponsible just to save a couple bucks? Its never worth risking an animals life. I hope you make a BOI post about them on fauna. thats ridiculous.

I am glad that they arrived safely, and talk about mis-represented, that animal looks to be 12g at the MOST, sub adult my a$$, thats a sexed juvenile at best. sub adult is 20+g.
 
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LadyGecko

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I do have an ongoing post on the BOI about this and all of the info complete with every email between the seller and myself

I am just very glad to be done with this deal and have the geckos alive-my fingers are crossed that they make it and they are being carefully watched/monitored

Sandy
 

BalloonzForU

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Wow, I'm surprised they made it. They look pretty damn good for what they have gone through. Happy to see they are in better hands now! :main_yes:


LadyGecko said:
I do have an ongoing post on the BOI about this and all of the info complete with every email between the seller and myself

I am just very glad to be done with this deal and have the geckos alive-my fingers are crossed that they make it and they are being carefully watched/monitored

Sandy


Sandy, please pm me with a link to your BOI thread! Thank you.
 
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nwheat

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I'm so glad they made it!! :) They are beautiful animals!! Good thing they are in your hands now. What an incredibly irrisponsible move to ship them priority mail. :main_no:
 
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LadyGecko

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Nancy and KiKi
Thank you so very much-they were worth the wait but all of the BS nearly drove me insane
I just checked on them and they look good-knocks on wood !!

Sandy
 
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LadyGecko

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Update

I put a few crickets into their tanks tonight -I DO have CGD mixed with Mango baby food (they have never had CGD so I put a big dollop pf mango in the middle of it and mixed some mango in with the CGD ) in the tanks-and I am hoping that they eat tonight
The little one is still active but the larger one is still on the floor
Her color is OK and she is moving around OK

I think that it is going to take longer for her to "come round" from the shock than the little one
I am still holding my breath that they are both going to be OK
fingers still crossed for the both of them

Sandy
 

moosassah

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I hope that they will happily adjust to your home. Sorry you had to go through the horror of waiting. They are both amazing looking critters.
 
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LadyGecko

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Thanks so very much Jeanine
Their colors are hard to capture with the flash-it really washes them out-they are really starting to look awesome
I am soooooooooo glad to have them here

Sandy
 
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GeckoMandi

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They are awesome, I seen your thread about what was going on sorry you went through that,

They are so beautiful, why in the crap would someone want to risk the lives of them that way? What an idiot! Anyways glad they got to you they are lovely.
 
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GeckoMandi

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They are awesome, I seen your thread about what was going on sorry you went through that.

They are so beautiful, why in the crap would someone want to risk the lives of them that way? What an idiot! Anyways glad they got to you they are lovely.
 
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fieryrose

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I read about these guys on the boi. I really hope they both pull through. What you went thru is a horror, I know just waiting the 24 hours stresses me out to no end, what you had to endure and the gecko's is terrible.
Heres to a full recovery!! :)
 

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