Like many animals here, she was a rescue. She had been surrendered by her owner who couldn't get her to thrive. She was supposedly around a year old when we got her, but she was so tiny. The former owner tried to feed her on a strictly mealworm diet, which Lizzy didn't care for. No wonder she wasn't growing.
We brought her home with all her supplies the previous owner had surrendered with her, and immediately ditched the mealworms and put her on a cricket diet. If something isn't working, than it was time for a change. And change Lizzy did! She began to grow at an alarming rate!
|Check out the claw of doom!!!!|
While Lizzy doesn't "get out" much, the other critters took an instant interest in her. In fact, most days you can find Anna the cat hanging out next to Lizzy's pen. I'm not sure if they are "friends" but they sure seem to interact and look at each other through the glass a lot
Lizzy isn't a cuddler, but she does enjoy having her back rubbed and will arch up when you do it to feel the full effect. She is an amazing hunter, and it is fun to watch as she stakes the crickets in her pen. For a girl who doesn't move too fast 90% of the time, she sure is lightening quick when it comes to hunting. She is one of our lower maintenance critters, but that doesn't make her any less a part of the craziness. And I'll admit it, I am in love with her beautiful eyes! That golden ring around her eyes is stunning!