Crested geckos are native to New Caledonia. The species is semi-arboreal and nocturnal. They sleep in the trees and shrubs at night and come down to the ground during the day to find shelter. In most cases, crested geckos thrive at room temperature. They’re easy to look after, have an interesting appearance, and are well-suited to breeding in captivity.
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Crested geckos are a medium-sized lizard with a stocky appearance. They come in a variety of colours, but almost always include red, yellow, and orange. On the bodies of others, there are black spots. When fully grown, they reach a height of about 5-6″ Frills run down both sides of their heads, over their eyes, and down their bodies. The frills around the eyes resemble eyelashes. Their bodies are typically flattened. Their feet are covered in adhesive lamellae, which they use to ascend. At the tip of their tails, Crested Geckos have an extra adhesive lamellae.
a place to live
Since Crested Geckos like to climb, they need a tall enclosure. For a pair, a minimum of twenty gallon tall is needed. They’ll need some places to hide during the day. Offer them climbing plants, vines, and pieces of wood. Coconut fibre is the substrate I use. Bark also works, as long as it isn’t too thin.
In most cases, however, they do not require special lighting or heating. Most of the time, the temperature should be between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. They will become stressed if the temperature rises above 84 degrees Fahrenheit. They can withstand temperatures as low as the mid-sixties. Maintain a humidity level of 50-80% to keep them safe.
You can lower the temperature once a year and keep it about 65-70 degrees for a few months. This will make breeding easier. In captivity, they can produce up to 15 clutches of two eggs per year.
For the majority of the year, a lighted time of 12-14 hours per day is appropriate. You can lower the temperature for breeding by 10 hours over the course of a few months.
Fruit and insects are favourites of Crested Geckos, which are omnivores. I suggest that you try some no-sugar-added baby food fruits to see what your Crested Gecko likes. Apricot and peach are two of my favourite fruits. Add in a dose of calcium replacement once a week. Crickets, fruit flies, mealworms, and small feeder roaches are examples of insects. Dust them with calcium dust once a week. You may also feed a meat-based baby food instead of insects.
It’s important for Crested Geckos to eat a well-balanced diet. You can learn how to monitor their calcium sacs so you can change your diet accordingly.