Thursday, November 11, 2021

Repashy Food Comparison

So ... over the last few years Repashy has come out with a number of new flavours for the gecko diet line.


My standard to date has been a combination of the Super Mango and the Grubs N Fruit. It mixes nice and  thick .. and I have no gecko turn their nose up at it.




I had the chance recently to try a few different flavours with my collection, and, for the most part, I was not impressed. Sorry ... 

I tried the Classic flavour - it is the main one with bee pollen already in the mix. It was not overly bad, but I found it mixed more watery than I was hoping for. Not too sure how well my crew liked it either. 

Next I tried the flavour with the purple font. Standard mix, no fancy or exotic additions. I figured should be good. Again, it mixed very watery for my liking. No empty dishes from this either.


So I tried mixing those 2 flavours together for the next test. I was not surprised to find it still was watery. I was hoping by mixing the two it might balance out. Oh well.

Tonight I tried the Pineapple Express. I love pineapple so I figured why not give it a shot. Right off, I found it mixed MUCH better - thicker and more along the lines of what a good consistency should be for the geckos. I am (so far at least) hopeful for a better response. Being a seasonal blend, it is in limited availability of course, but we shall see. I will check dishes in the morning...



I still have Cherry Bomb to try ... but I didn't get a good response when I tried the Mulberry Mix.


Tomorrow is keeper cleaning and rotations ... maybe get a few updated photos for the available section!

Thanks to all for the ongoing support!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Reptile Tank Cleaning

 So I wanted to share a great product for cleaning glass tank I recently tried.

ZooMed Wipe Out!

Terrarium and small animal cage disinfectant, cleaner and deodorizer. It is ideal for cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing terrariums and other animal enclosures. "Wipe Out"  kills Salmonella choleraesis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and can reduce the spread of bacterial infections among your animals.


Now don't get me wrong, I am a mega fan of another product, but that one has become super hard to get my hands on. 

Natural Chemistry Healthy Habitat Pet Habitat Cleaner & Deodorizer

I have loved this item for a long time, but you just can't find it anymore. That being said, the ZooMed WIPE OUT rocks pretty damn good as an alternative.

I have been downsizing my crestie collection, and have been cleaning the tanks as I go. I decided to try this stuff as I was given a half-full container. I was pleasantly impressed with how easily this spray worked. I will say it does have a slight smell but that is just there when you spray the glass. After a minute or two of the spray sitting, it was a dream to use a scrubby sponge to get the hard water and other "presents" left by the geckos. Very little elbow grease needed. I always do a hot water rinse and then use a small towel to be sure there is no residue left, regardless if it says that it not needed to be rinsed.


So ... all in all I am glad to have found a more readily available option to clean the messy food footprints etc. You should check it out ... don't take my word for it.


Safe  to say, this item is DEF Katt's Kritters approved!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

New Plans and Ideas

 Yeah ... I know ... it's been a while ... again ... 

So ... going forward ... while covid runs its course, we will be making some changes here at Katt's Kritters.

Firstly, with the lack of expos and the such, we are limiting the breeding pairs for the 2021 season. In the past, we would have paired up about 6 or so breeders, and had a nice selection of eggs to work with. This season (2021) we have paired only 2 ... Garnet with Po, and Jordyn with Sandi. One set are known breeders, no issues or uncertainties - other than what the breeding result will look like of course. The other pair ... well this is their first year BOTH so we are hopeful but not overly expecting much.



We do have Garnet's first set of eggs (fertile), and Sandi has laid one egg (dud). Her other egg should be there tomorrow I hope.

Secondly, we are downsizing BIG TIME. This is being done so we have the space and funds for adding more gecko breeds (phants, gargs, etc) and getting higher quality breeders. We have about 75% or so of the current collection available for sale. It will take a few runs to get all of them photo'd and uploaded to the site with all the juicy details, but keep watch!

Some of the collection that would be for sale, are actually being held onto ... for potential future breeding. But that may change yet ... who knows!

We are still offering the supplies and equipment as usual, shipping as needed but most folks are local and are quite happy stopping by to pick things up. Let us know if there is something you are looking for, and we will order items as requested.

Yes we are dying for the chance to hit Gatineau, Pointe Claire and even the GTA expos WHEN it is safe to do so. Safety is always first!

Keep safe ... stay well!