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So I went to our local Reptile Show today where I was volunteering for the Edmonton Reptile and Amphibian Society! It was great.
I got my first Chahoua from a local breeder who I know personally! Woo!
He is a bit of a rescue. This breeder gave him to a Man who then moved and then this poor Chewie went to some Lady that says he SOMEhow escaped his tank 6 times and got caught by her Cat all 6 times!
Well, he's pretty beat up. A bit too skinny in my opinion, no tail (although it has started growing back already), and he does have a pretty severe under bite.
But he is gorgeous and I have named him Egor.






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Here are a couple more photos from last night.






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Oh my gosh, that last photo He's adorable! I think the ones that aren't perfect are, well, perfect I've never heard of his species before. Is he an adult now? Like, fully grown?

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I agree!
He is an adult, yes. I think he's about 3 years old, maybe 4. He is a bit small for an adult Male but I think it's because he's never been a big bug eater.
Google search "Chahoua" and you'll see what they are supposed to look like full-grown with their tails, lol.



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I had a look For some reason, I thought he was one of those giant ones at first Sorry! They're really unusual, never seen or heard of them. Was it a species you wanted or something you had to get your hands on when you saw him ?

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They are the second largest Gecko species in the world I believe. They are from the same islands as Crested Geckos and Leachianus (the giant Geckos).

And yes, I've wanted one of these guys for a long time and couldn't pass by a free Gecko, LOL. Yes, I got him for free from a breeder I know who just wanted him to go to a good home. I ended up giving the breeder $60 that I had on me because I felt bad for taking him for free because these Geckos usually go for about $400-$700 as hatchlings!



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WOW! That's expensive! The photos I had seen of them were only little, smaller than my leo!

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Yeah those would be babies/juvies then These guys usually grow to be as long as your forearm with their tails! Not as big as Leachies but still big ^_^

I am hopefully going to be saving up for a Leachianus soon too and I am sooooo excited. Have you seen those guys in person? If you held one you would fall in love instantly, no joke!



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I tried looking for photos of adult sized ones and there's like next to none out there, or videos! I have seen the photos of the leachies and a few videos but never met one in person. They look like big squishy mushes!

Do you have any more additions on the way then? Except for your leachie I mean

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I was never interested in Leachies before, didn't think they looked that nice, but then I held one at my local Reptile's Club's meeting and fell in love instantly! They are definitely big squishes! Super wrinkly and their huge sticky feet are awesome! Super calm too. ^_^

Annnnd I don't think so, lol. Nothing planned any ways. :P



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Is there anything you want in the future? Like, a big longer term plan? Mine is either an Argentine tegu or a monitor (probably an Akie or water) Jack says no lizards larger than a beardie but I fully intend on a Chinese water dragon and blue tongued skink

They sound so so cute. The next show I'm going to is on the 27th of July but I don't think there's anything local where people just go for a meet. They started one up but they did one and never bothered again. It's a shame cause loads of people came

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Well there is the Leachie which will probably take me a good 6+ months to save up for. Long-term though I REALLY want a Tortoise but in this house I don't think it's going to happen. There is really no good place to put a Tortoise table in our house.
I would love a Tegu but at the same time I don't know if I would ever want to bitten by one of them, hahaha. :P 'Cause even super tame Tegus can take a chunk out of you if you piss them off!



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I think the reason why that doesn't bother me is because I keep and have worked with raptors All I ever think is meh, I've had worse One thing that I bet hurts from a monitor is a swish of that tail D: Do you plan on having any more snakes?

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Ahhhh that makes sense, ha. :P
And I don't think so. Mara hasn't been eating for about 3 months now and it's stressing me right out. I don't think I could handle the not eating every year with more than one Snake! Especially since she is already small for her age it stresses me even more. :\



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