Gary has now been with us for just over a week. He's finally seeming to settle in, letting Liam pick him up with much less fuss an hanging out on his piece of drift wood when he digests his crickets!
And up until tonight, the cats had really paid him no mind. But now that he's out and about more, he has caught Buster's interest! Luckily the lid is very heavy and very solid and Buster was easily distracted by treats in another room.
The one thing I hadn't counted on is that the crickets actually take more work then the Gecko! Feed them, get them water, but not actual water since they'll drown, so I have to give them cut open grapes. But that attracts fruit flies so I have to change it often. They need their cage cleaned out and it took a lot of trial and error over the first few days to get them set up in such a way that they don't smell. So far (finger AND toes crossed!) we have not had an escapee. We do however have a very loud "wild" cricket singing his courting song outside the window of the room they live in. I'm hoping it's only coincidence and that they haven't started to attract all the neighbourhood crickets. At least "our" crickets are too young to chirp! And I plan to feed them all to Gary before they get big enough!
We're starting to see a few changes in Gary's spots, and can't wait every morning to greet him. I never thought in a million years that I would say YES to a reptile as a pet, but he's a pretty cool guy to have around.