Crested Gecko Care

Housing:

Baby Crested geckos do best in large plastic terrariums or in standard 10-gallon reptile tanks with a screen top.
An adult crested gecko should be housed in a 20-gallon tank with a screen top.

You may keep one male with multiple females. Male crested geckos may fight and should not be kept together.

Lighting and temperature:

Crested geckos like temperatures of 73 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. The temperature can drop to the low 70s at night.

If a heat source is needed to hold these temperatures a low-wattage ceramic heat emitter will do the job.

Crested Geckos do not require a light source, if you have a planted terrarium you will need to use the required lights to keep the plants healthy.

Substrate:

Crested geckos spend most of their time above ground so multiple substrates can do the job. For easy cleaning, you can use paper towels. For a more realistic look, you can use coconut fiber.

Food:

Crested geckos are one of the easiest reptiles to feed. You may use Repashy Superfoods or Pangea. To prepare the food add 1 part powder and 2 parts water and mix. The diet is allowed to remain 24 to 36 hours before removal. You should feed your crested gecko every 2 days.

Water and humidity:

Water should always be available in a shallow dish.

Crested geckos require a humidity of at least 50% but 70% is optimal. To keep humidity high simply mist the tank twice per day.

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