She Kept A Parrot

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Hugo is always hunting. He sees a cricket and is a millisecond away from projecting his tongue to capture it. In the photo above, the long projectile coming out of his mouth is the thin portion of his long tongue. In the first photo in the gallery below, you can see where it joins the big muscle at the end. Above, he has just retracted his tongue with a cricket stuck to… Read More

Little Hugo arrived last week from Kammerflage Kreations in California. He made his FedEx overnight flight connection and arrived at my door right on schedule. I opened the box, and there he was in his plastic cup. He looked as happy as a little clam. I photographed him before I removed the cup from the packing box. This is our first glimpse of each other! Right away, he began to explore his… Read More

(Sam is fired up as this display of pattern is called in the Chameleon world.) Sam hunts insects from among the vines and foliage in his cage. Often, I am unable to remove the ones that he doesn’t eat in one day. They should not remain in the cage for several reasons, among which is that they may bite the animal while he is sleeping. Here, Sam is climbing around hunting his… Read More