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Crested Gecko Care


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.


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.


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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