I said ages ago I'd make this post, and now that we have an AFT specific forum, here goes: My sweet Morpheus was a kinda sorta rescue from one of our favorite herp stores. A small family-type business, they had gone thru a week's closure due to a family emergency, and then a location move, all in less than a month. Other than the expected bit of moving stress, everyone did quite well, except for one sorry-looking little male AFT gecko. What a state he was in. He'd obviously been fighting with other males in the tank, and was sitting in the open, seemingly ousted from the hides. His tail was miserably shrivelled, he had shed-capped toes and patches on his body, and he wore many battle scars, the worst of which was a large open wound on his snout. After consulting with the store's owner (who knew us, obviously) we "borrowed" him, and took him home for some tlc to see if we could nurse him back to health. This is the gecko we brought home: But with lots of polysporin, warm baths, and good feeding, this is the fella we ended up with after a few good sheds: BTW, he never made it back to the store; we fell in love with this spunky little fella and paid for him two weeks in. Stay tuned, chapter two in the next post!