Crested Gecko Care

Crested Geckos are amazing pets and really cool animals, also they are a very simple reptile to take care of. Here are some of the main care requirements. 

  • For the heating requirements keep them between 65 and 80 degrees. Try to avoid the higher temps and allow for a slight drop in temperature at night. Because of these temperatures they require no additional heat source(in most cases).
  • They are nocturnal and do not require any UVB light.
  • As for an enclosure, height is more important then floor space. They make many tall style glass aquariums. Alternatively you can use plastic products as well. A 10 gallon is good for a few babies and a 20 gallon will comfortably hold a few adults. You can fill your enclosure with artificial plants for your crested gecko to climb on and hide in. They like to climb so most of the furnishings should be elevated because they spend very little time on the floor.
  • For a substrate you can use paper towels, coco fiber, or reptile carpet, to name a few options.
  • Be sure to offer your crested gecko a bowl of fresh water at all time, and spray the enclosure to maintain a high humidity level. You do not want to spray it so much that it is constantly soaked because mold can become an issue. It is good to allow it to dry out some in between misting. Avoid the humidity dropping below 50 percent. 
  • Crested Geckos can be fed strictly on a powdered diet. However some people do choose to feed them live insects as well like crickets and meal worms. Feeding your Crested Gecko is very easy, all you do is mix the powdered food with water, you want it to be around the consistency of apple sauce, and give it to them in a bowl. There are many powdered foods available on the market. 

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