Almost immediately after Cornelius (the gecko) came to live in my son's room,my son has spent a lot of time creating a "jungle" atmosphere for him. It started with him drawing with green window marker all over the side of Cornelius' terrarium. At first we admonished him, but now that side of his living quarters is Cornelius' favourite place to hang out. We think he feels safer behind all those marker strokes. It is very jungle like for him.
The next addition was bringing the contents of the fruit bowl up to his room. Each bedpost had an apple sitting on it, until we insisted on it being returned to the kitchen.
The latest was a diorama of a jungle with pasta.
These days, he is full of purpose about jungles.
"What I cannot create, I cannot understand." Richard Feynman