Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Hugo is a gargoyle gecko and the first gecko we owned. Definitely a learning curve! At first we fed him crickets and fruit baby food. However, as a result of a calcium deficiency he developed floppy jaw. After doing some research and finding out his nutritional needs, he has recovered almost completely. The only sign of his ordeal is a slight deformity in the hinge of his jaw. Other than that, he's happy, healthy, and getting big. We feed him crested gecko diet with a few dusted crickets here and there to keep him active. His name was inspired from the gargoyles in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Laverne, Hugo, and Victor. His name was originally Laverne after the feisty gargoyle until we discovered that Laverne was a "he", hence the name Hugo.