Crested Gecko Pet Profile
|Size||4-8 inches (10-20 cm)|
|Active||During the night|
|Food||Crickets, mealworms, fruit|
|How to keep them||Terrarium|
|Number of animals||At least two females|
Crested Gecko Characteristics
Crested geckos have little spikes near their eyes that look like eyelashes. They form a ridge at both sides of the head that runs along the body to the tail. These animals can be gray, brown, green, yellow or red and can have a range of different markings e.g. stripes or spots. Males shouldn’t be kept together because they don’t get on. You can either keep males separately or keep a pair of females (while you’re starting out).
Please note: crested geckos are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.
How to Keep Them
Terrarium: at least 30 x 24 x 40 inches (80 x 60 x 100 cm) per animal (W x H x D)
The terrarium should have a high humidity level: 60% during the day and up to 90% at night. Little lamps will keep them warm enough. But too much heat will cause stress. As well as live prey, crested geckos also eat fruit.