What kind of habitat does a crested gecko need?

What kind of habitat does a crested gecko need?

Habitat. Crested geckos come from the island country of New Caledonia. They are found on the principal island, Grand Terre, in the southern portion, and the Isle of Pines. These arboreal geckos spend the majority of their lives in low shrubs and small trees.

How big of a habitat does a crested gecko need?

Personally I use Exo-Terra glass terrariums. With the minimum size being a 45x45x60cm for one adult crested gecko. Or preferably, 45x45x90cm being even better. Being an arboreal species the height is very important to their well-being, as naturally they would spend more time up in trees.

Where should I put my crested geckos food?

The Repti-Ledge A feeding ledge is an important addition to your habitat because Crested Geckos prefer to eat at elevated heights. In fact, some geckos will completely refuse food placed on the ground. By placing the food bowl higher up in the terrarium, your Crested Gecko will feel much more comfortable eating.

Do crested geckos need baths?

No, you shouldn’t bathe your Crested Geckos as they hardly need baths. Maintaining a correct humid environment is enough. By bathing your Crested Gecko, you’ll be inflicting stress on it. However, there can be situations when giving a sauna to your Gecko can help, especially when they get overheated.

Do crested geckos need heat lamps?

Crested geckos are special because they don’t need high temperatures to thrive. These geckos do the best at room temperature. That means heat lamps aren’t always necessary. Crested geckos need heat lamps in climates where the average temperatures are lower than comfortable room temperatures.

How long does it take for a crested gecko to be fully grown?

between 12-24 months
When Do Crested Geckos Reach Their Full Size? It takes between 12-24 months to become a fully grown crested gecko, although sometimes this can take up to 3 years. Crested Geckos are considered to be sexually mature adults at 35 grams, which usually happens around 12-18 months.

Do crested geckos need a tall tank?

An adult crested gecko can live perfectly fine in a 20-gallon tank or even better in a 30-gallon tank. But some crested gecko owners might want to get a bigger tank that is at least 40-gallon. Although a tank can never be too big for an adult crested gecko, there are some pros and cons to using a big tank.

Can you keep a crested gecko in a wooden Viv?

Wooden enclosures are not suitable for crested geckos. The high humidity of a crested gecko cage will warp the wood. Besides that, cleaning a wooden enclosure will be more difficult than cleaning a glass vivarium or a screen cage.