Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug 2018 UPDATES

Well firstly ... this has been a crazy season!

I am working to upgrade my crested gecko quality in order to work on a high contrast high quality line. So a few of the current breeders (both male and female) will be listed as available BUT not all and the females that WILL be listed will not be listed until they are done their breeding season. Some will be kept even after based on what they produce.

Meg is a full pin so she will be staying on, as will Morticia since this is her first year breeding. There are some females (or possible females ... can't quite tell yet) that have yet to grow big enough to do breeding with, so those will be waiting about 2 years yet. I do have 2 females on the way, plus a new male to suit the better / higher quality project. Fingers crossed things move along as I am trying and hoping to get them to.

As for eggs, I have 3 hatchlings that came out of the Sam x Meg pairing this year (Devon, Karmel and Ripley), but the rest of her eggs to date have not produced anything. Moriticia's so far have been the same. The only ones I can say safely that will hatch with great results are the ones from Lady x Po pairing. I am not 100% sure about Lily's or Ruby's yet, but this is really their first year breeding. We shall see ...

As for other things, we have started carrying products and equipment and supplies ... authorized reseller for Mist King, Zoo Med, SunBlaster, and lots more! The site has a store section that is slowly being added to, but no real sales there yet. We did sell a bunch of stuff at the last Gatineau Reptile Expo, so hopefully I can get more stock to take and sell. As a reseller the minimum order goes up, but I can get stuff for my own use that way too.

There is talk that the hatching/egg issues are global ... which means it is not weather related (way hotter and humid than previously) ... some are thinking it may be related to a food blend since that would be globally related. That is definitely something to dig into deeper.

Well, time to add more items to the store!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

New food ... and updates

So .... after reading a pile of reviews and such about different foods and supplements for cresties ... especially when dealing with picky eaters ... I have edited the powder-mix bucket ... by adding 2 new options to the combination in use already.

The bucket mix I have used so far is a combo of Repashy Super Mango Blend and Repashy Grubs N Fruit ... with a small bit of the Banana Cream Pie and/or Pangea Breeders Formula. The last 2 are not a staple based on budget and availability. This mix has some eating much better than others in my gecko crew, so I am trying to find a more successful mix.

Tonight they were given a mix of the Super Mango and the Grubs N Fruit .... with the added flavors of Repasy SuperPIG and Repashy Classic mix ... the only product for cresties they carry that contains some bee pollen. If this mix is a win tonight, I may look for straight bee pollen ... or keep with this mix. The morning should say ....

The mix is a bit of a darker color than before, but I think that is due to the SuperPIG powder. I think that mix is for enhancing their  natural pigment and such. Again, we shall see.

We have one fertile clutch so far from the Sam x Meg pairing, with her clutch date being around the 26th of the month or so for laying. Up next will be Sam x Ruby ... and I will pair Castiel to the other 2 females later in the rotation. I have a pair on hold in Ottawa area, with one more payment to go before I arrange to pick them up. As yet there are no eggs from them. I am not worried since I am working on a longer breeding season rotation ... this way I should have eggs/babies later into the year. I am hoping to have "stock" available for more expos ... including some GTA ones later this year.

Once things have become more established, I am planning to add to the collection of breeders with different gecko breeds, such as Giant Day Geckos... or Gargoyle Geckos ... but definitely satanic leaf tails ... it is just a question of getting one of the others for a bit to learn before breeding. It does mean I need more tanks and space LOL

I am seeking more funding .... but we shall see. This business will continue regardless .... 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November 2017

Nearly the end of the year .... and some nice changes coming up!

The last Gatineau Reptile Expo went exceedingly well! I am so glad we decided to branch out into that area. Each time it gets better and better...

We took up 17 cresties of various ages ... came home with 1 of the four adults, 1 of the 4 juvies, and 5 of the 9 hatchlings/babies that went to the show. The interest and crowd was amazing! We even had a booking for a sale for after we got back to town .. which led to the sale of the last juvie I had available.

The remaining geckos that are still available are Gomez, London, Skye, Ocean, Payton, and Sage. I hope to have some new little ones or maybe some adults in time for the spring show .... unless the next is not until summer, and I know I will have new geckos available by then.... keep watch!

There will be some new breeders brought into the mix .... 3 yet to finish paying off, but two are already with me ... I just need to give them time to grow a bit more. Castiel is about 23grams .... and JoJo is barely 5grams ... breeders must be at least 35grams if not closer to 40. But the 3 coming will be RTB (ready to breed) .... so I am excited about that!

Well back to other Katt's Kritters work .... keep an eye on here and both the Facebook page and the mainsite for more updates!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 2017 UPDATES

Well .. it's been a while ... so let's get started ...

So far .. we have had a pretty good season. There are still a few from 2016 breeding season available .. and a whole pile of new wee ones from this 2017 season! They are so cute!

Twink, Max, and Rex as my available adults. Dakota, Hunter, Rudy and Niki are available from the last season (2016). I am keeping (for now) Syd and Izzy ....

For the new season, we had 12, but then sold one ... and 2 more hatched ... so still have 13 there altogether. Only at most 11 will go to the next Gatineau show ... and the Downsview GTA if I can get a table for that one too!

Some of those will be hold-backs (HB) ... I need to see how their patterns go for pricing ... so we have Ash (HB), Logan, Reddy, Bailey, London, Skye, Rox (HB), Ocean, Payton, Rowan, Noire (HB), Sage, and Kassidy. The last two may be too young for this year expos I think ,,,, but we will see ...

I am re-doing the website for a fresh clean updated look ... so I hope you all will like it. It will take a bit to get it done around things, but I will get it done soon as I can.

Check the facebook page for photos!

Katt's Kritters (facebook)

Always be sure to check the main site for updated photos and information on the growing zoo!

Katt's Kritters (main site)

Hope to post more next week!

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12 2017

Well ... we now have 10 babies for the 2017 season ... and more yet to hatch! The little ones are getting better and not being such spazzes ... I spent a few mins with almost all during last night feeding ... and did some hand to hand walking with them. It went well ... now to find homes for the ones from 2016 ... while these grow!

Here are the pics ...











I am excited to see how these develop ... and how my first run at my dark breeding project goes! More hopefully dark babies still to hatch! Keep watching for updates!

TTFN .... Katt

Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 30 2017

Wow ... look at me! Two posts in the same month! LOL

Well the babies have started hatching ... and the others keep growing!

All the 2016 hatchlings have been sexed ... and some are reading as female. Next is to decide if that changes any prices or not ....

The next Peterborough Expo is coming up at the end of April so I am starting to get sorted for that. Figuring what to bring and making sure to not forget anything ... best to make a list I guess ....

Here are the 3 newest babies:

hatched March 7 2017

hatched March 8 2017

and REDDY (named by my neice & nephew)
hatched March 10 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MARCH 14 2017

Hi fans!

Well ... so far .. we have had some interesting things going on ..

Max seemed to be in high demand .. until I tell the USA folks the cost of shipping to them... then BAM! No thanks ...

Red has gone off to a new home with a young girl who is in love with him ....

We have 2 new breeders (Meg and Crowley) but they have yet to give any eggs. I might need to try them again for 2018. I am not worried ... got lots of stuff to sell still!

I have many young ones from 2016 still available, but almost half are now into the juvenile size ... so their prices went up a bit. They also will NOT have the kit option - they will still have the information package though, just like all of the available geckos get.

The first 3 new babies of the 2017 season have arrived! There are many more yet to hatch, but it looks like it will be a full house going to the Peterborough Expo ... not sure if the new ones will be of size, but hopefully....

I am working on getting better photos of them all, but I am starting with the nursery cresties first. I just have to fuss with the DIY lightbox more .... its the lighting issue. It looks like the whole plan of the sides with lights STILL casts an orange hue.

I will get it sorted .... never fear!

Well back to the fun!