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Crested Gecko

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GENERAL INFO

Scientific Name: Correlophus ciliatus

Native Habitat: New Caledonia

Lifespan: 10-20 years

Size: 6-10"

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DIFFICULTY

Temperament: Docile, unlikely to bite but can be skittish.

Ease of handling: Due to their fragile body structure and their jumpy nature, care should be taken when handling them. Crested geckos easily drop their tails when stressed or startled.
Skill level: Beginner
Activity level: Nocturnal, somewhat active.

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ENCLOSURE

A 12x12x24" will comfortably house a crested gecko while allowing room to roam and explore.

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ENVIRONMENT

Temperature: Ambient temperature between 22-26°C.

Lighting: Low levels of UVB should be provided, include hiding places so they can bask or hide as needed
Humidity: 60%, with misting in the early morning and at night. Crested geckos drink from water droplets, not water bowls.

Substrate: Bioactive soil, coconut husk, coconut fiber, organic topsoil, plenty of leaf litter.

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ENRICHMENT

Crested geckos are excellent climbers and are arboreal. They need plenty of branches, corkbark, vines, plants, and climbing structures. Multiple hiding places are recommended.

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DIET

Crested gecko powdered diet such as Pangea or Repashy have all the essential fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals required for a healthy diet. You may offer insects but many refuse to eat them.

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