Class Pets

As an extension to the advanced learning curriculum, our classroom houses many interesting pets that our students never have the opportunity to encounter in everyday life.  In an effort to help them overcome some common fears, their knowledge of and interactivity with these species is encouraged.

 
 

Godzilla is our newest addition having been donated by the Teague family for a chance to explore new things.  He has quickly become a class favorite as he loves to be held,

explore and hang

out with teens as

they learn about

topics as curious

as himself.

GODZILLA

Scientific Name?

Pogona vitticeps


How old am I?

2 yrs.


How long will I live?

7 - 12 Yrs.


Where do I come from?

Australia


What do I eat?

Live Mealworms, crickets and leafy vegetables.


Surviving Temperature?

80 - 105 Degrees F. varying from one side to another of enclosure

Checko Trio

Scientific Name?

Eublepharis macularius


How old am I?

4 Months.


How long will I live?

Up to 20 Yrs.


Where do I come from?

South Asia - Pakistan,    India & Iran


What do I eat?

Live Mealworms, crickets and leafy vegetables.


Surviving Temperature?

70 - 85 Degrees F.

Night to Day Ratio





FUZZY

Scientific Name?

Theraphosidae


How old am I?

4 yrs.


How long will I live?

12 - 15 Yrs.


Where do I come from?

South America / Chile


What do I eat?

Crickets and other small insects.


Surviving Temperature?








ELVIS

Scientific Name?

Elaphe guttata


How old am I?

5 yrs.


How long will I live?

15 - 20 yrs


Where do I come from?

SW FLorida, Tropical Climates


What do I eat?

Mice and small animals


Surviving Temperature?










SPIKE

Scientific Name?

Pandinus imperator


How old am I?

1 Year


How long will I live?

4 - 6 Years


Where do I come from?

West Africa


What do I eat?

Crickets, mealworms and other small insects!         (& maybe my young!)


Surviving Temperature?

80 - 85 Degrees F. Daytime

 

Godzilla the Bearded Dragon

These are the three newest additions to our class.  After the loss of our pet Zeus, the students were eager to raise funds to fill our newly available terrarium.  They like to hang out in warm places yet

sleep more during the day

than any of my students.

Chico, Elmo & Rita

the Leopard Geckos

Fuzzy has been scaring students since early 2007 and helps to keep us paying attention in class as we lurk nearby awaiting our next meal.  Weighing but a few ounces, most students are amazed to realize that one of their biggest fears is more afraid of them than they are of him. Are you up for the challenge?

Elvis has been entertaining us for over a year now and was relocated here after attempting to spend his Christmas vacation in a SW Florida home.  Since then, he has been busy exploring the dark cracks and crevices around the classroom as he loves to explore, to meet new people and to test their bravery as he gets to know them better.

Fuzzy the Tarantula

ELVIS - the KING snake

Spike was acquired at the National Science Conference  and soon provided us with a love offering of more than 18 little spikettes!  After many months, adoptions and canibalistic meals for mama, spike is the only one left.

Spike

The Emperor Scorpion