Blog Entries from PardalisGirl

  1. Layla is now a movie star on YouTube :)

    Layla is now starring in her own movie on YouTube. I discovered last week that my digital camera takes movies too. Not just phone camera type movies, but pretty good quality movies. So I got a 15 minute video of Layla outside eating. What I thought was going to be just a simple edited short clip ended up being a production of sorts. I got the Roxio Creator 9 software which is pretty cool. My little movie looks great on my Roxio program and on my Windows Media Player. I'm really...
  2. Layla and the Crow....

    Two days ago I took Layla outside again with a plastic cup containing two E. Distanti roaches. The weather was not the best but I really wanted to get outside for a while. As soon as I sat down at the patio table with Layla on the grapevine branch resting across my lap one of the resident crows flew into my yard. I've got a group of four or so crows that spend most of the day in my yard. I have bird and squirrel feeders that are meant to feed a wide variety of songbirds, squirrels,...
  3. Layla and the Hornworm.....

    Layla is fascinating to me because her behavior is so hard to understand. I got a fresh batch of Hornworm cups from Mullberry Farms last week. The worms were pretty tiny so I had to wait for a week before they were big enough to make them worthwhile as a feeder. Yesterday I took a big fat juicy hornworm to Layla's cage for feeding. I opened her cage door and she started getting her Bumble Bee outfit on. I held the Hornworm out to her so she could see it. She assumed a position on her...
  4. Layla's Blog

    Layla: Layla is my female wild caught Melleri. I purchased her from Outback Reptiles over a month ago. I have two other wild caught Melleri, Knopfler and Imperiata, but have had to refrain from handling them much because of their age and disposition. Layla is an adult or close to being adult. She has been much more open to being handled and, as a direct consequence of this interaction, spurs me to think and write about her. I think that Layla is a female. Until she actually lays eggs I...
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