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Post by beenhere10years » Wed, 07 Sep 2005 8:59 pm

seraphim wrote:
beenhere10years wrote:it's like my house is the 7th circle of gecko hell
BH10Y - Remind me to put in a little prayer tonight NOT to be reincarnated as a gecko in your house!!!
Seraphim,

Looks like you may have more praying to do...

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Post by sapphire » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 4:22 pm

I'm sorry but there's nothing remotely cute about geckos! They are ugly creepy crawlies who hound me like I'm their best pal!

I managed to squeeze one in the door hinges and it stayed alive minus its tail. Most horrifying! I was petrified watching the tail wiggle and the gecko alive and crawling at a leisurely pace. Not to mention I was alone at home. Panicked and called my hubby in Tokyo - "What do I do???". He's all - "Umm...I'm not really sure how I can help sitting in Tokyo!" So, I gathered courage and liberally sprayed Baygon at both parts of the creepy crawlie. Watched till it died. Woke up next morning, waited for the maid to get rid of the stiffened creepy and only then did I breathe normally!

Sorry if it sounds cruel, but hey they don't belong in a highrise, definitely not in my house!

BTW, strange but true, peacock feathers keep them away.
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Post by Em Eye » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 4:53 pm

I had one jump on my head then run doen the back of my shirt when I pulled open the curtains one morning.... not fun! Luckily I'd been to the toilet already :D

Peacock feathers? Where do you put them? Do they have to go in each room?

I've got 3 baby ones in my house at the moment. They are cute but freaky when they seem to come out of no where

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Post by sapphire » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 5:09 pm

Yep, place the feathers in every room at points most frequented by them. I wish they would go extinct!!
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Post by Guest » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 5:52 pm

It's best to spray them with insecticide each time you see them to make sure they die, otherwise, they breed easily and you see more of them, I really dread them. :???:

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 8:34 pm

Anonymous wrote:It's best to spray them with insecticide each time you see them to make sure they die, otherwise, they breed easily and you see more of them, I really dread them. :???:
Aw gee... they are harmless little critters... and beneficial, too.

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Post by lpark » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 9:50 pm

where can I buy peacock feathers?

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Post by Loops » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:33 pm

wow interesting point about peacock feathers. I should try that - I don't mind geckos in general, but they seem to have taken to running through the cupboards in the kitchen. it is a bit hideous when you pull out a bowl and find a load of gecko poo in the bottom of it. I might try putting some peacock feathers in the cupboards.

A friend told me the other day that you can get salmonella from gecko poo, so not nice to have them in the crocks!

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Post by sapphire » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 10:53 pm

Peacock feathers isn't exactly a foolproof method, but I did see it work at my folks'. I think you can find them in some shops in Little India. Dunno why I haven't bothered to try them yet!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 11:17 pm

Be thankful you only have geckos. When I lived in Seletar Airbase I had them plus 20 cm fence lizards (little dragons) and 1.5 m Monitor lizards in my compound, not counting the occasional black spitting cobra. :o

Used to be able to hand feed some of the gecko's with grains of cooked rice. Be thankful you don't have tokays. They are the noisiest of them all. The sound they make is their name. They are grey with orange spots and about 30 cm or so.
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Post by sapphire » Sun, 11 Sep 2005 11:46 am

Yikes! Yep, thanking God right now, I know I would be dead within a week there SMS!
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