Crested Gecko are generally laid back, non-aggressive or docile and easy to hold. They are easy-to care for and known for their eyelash-like growths and colorful skin. They are excellent climbers and jumpers. Geckos can be handled frequently once they have acclimated to your home, be sure to be careful. If they are stressed or not handled gently enough, they will drop their tails.
Size: Crested geckos reach a moderate size of 4 to 4.5 inches snout-to-vent length, and 8 inches in total length. Crested geckos are sexually mature when 15 to 18 months of age, and at a weight of approximately 35 grams.
Temperament & Personality: Crested Geckos cannot grow their tail back once it has dropped. They can climb smooth, vertical surfaces with the use of the lamellae on their toes. They also have another lamellae pad on their prehensile tail that helps them when they are jumping from branch to branch. Some Crested Geckos are very vocal and may make barking or squeaking noises. They are usually docile and easy to hold and care for. To high temperatures cause stress.
Cage Requirements: 20 gallon terrarium for 1 or 2 geckos, 29 gallon or larger for a bigger group. During the day, the enclosure should have an ambient temperature from the upper 70s to the low 80s. At night, the temperature should drop to a range from the upper 60s to the mid 70s. Temperatures above 85° F should be avoided. They are excellent climbers and jumpers, and they require a tall terrarium rather than a long low one. The accessories you put in it should encourage these activities as well as provide them with places to hide. Perches can include clean branches, vines, driftwood, and cork bark. Hiding places include cardboard tubes, bamboo tubes, PVC pipe, reptile shelters, or anything else that will give them a sense of security. Live and artificial plants placed throughout the habitat will also give them additional places to hide. You should place at least one hide filled with moistened moss or Eco Earth to serve as a high humidity hiding spot.
Diet: This breed is omnivores, and they live on insects, nectar, and fruit in the wild. You can offer them a variety of foods, including commercial crested gecko diets, pure fruit baby food, and insects such as crickets, locusts, cutworms, silkworms, and the occasional waxworm. Avoid hard-bodied worms, such as mealworms. If you supplement your gecko's diet with crickets and other insects, be sure to gutload the insects first and then dust them with a calcium and multivitamin reptile supplement before feeding them to your gecko. Insects can be fed 2 to 3 times a week, and fruit can be given twice a week.
Colors: Patternless crested geckos. A solid body of any color: buckskin, olive, chocolate, near-black, red, orange, yellow and shades between, Tiger Crested Geckos, Flame Crested, Geckos, Harlequin Crested Geckos, Pinstripe Crested Geckos, Dalmatian Spots, Firing Up,
History: Crested Gecko has played hide-and-seek with humans For the past century. Because no one saw a specimen for a century after its discovery in New Caledonia in 1866, scientists assumed it was extinct. Then, after a tropical storm in 1994, a single animal turned up.
Origin: Southern New Caledonia
Life span: 5-10 Years
Temperament: laid back, non-aggressive or docile
Weight: 20 - 35 years
Colors: white, pink, green, yellow, red and orange and different morphs
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