Scientific Name: Correlophus ciliatus
Native Habitat: New Caledonia
Lifespan: 10-20 years
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.
A 12x12x24" will comfortably house a crested gecko while allowing room to roam and explore.
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.
Crested geckos are excellent climbers and are arboreal. They need plenty of branches, corkbark, vines, plants, and climbing structures. Multiple hiding places are recommended.
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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