Crested Gecko Habitat
Crested geckos can climb quite well and do well with taller terrarium setups. Keep in mind, however, that many breeders use 12-15″ high tubs to keep their geckos in. Using a tall terrarium with plenty of climbing options is best. Keeping humidity around 55-60% works best and enables proper shedding and growth. There are many types of crested gecko habitats and crested gecko terrariums available with most being taller than they are wide.
Crested Geckos are arboreal and will appreciate some height in their environment. Also, as constant climbers, cresties will make use of all types of wood branches, bending vines, fake plants, as well as cork bark flats or tubes. As a substrate, Coco Fiber, or reptile soil can be used and both work well for egg-laying females. Alternatively, provide only substrate in the hide box which also would be used as a lay box by crested gecko breeder groups.
Crested Gecko temperature
Room Temperature is best and easy for your new pet crested gecko for sale. We try to keep all of our setups anywhere from 74-78 degrees and cool them down a bit closer to 70 degrees when we separate our males and females and are not in the breeding season. During the breeding season, our ambient temperature for crested gecko habitats is around 76 degrees. Typically crested geckos will not require any type of heating besides a normal ambient temperature.
Crested Gecko Lighting
Since Crested geckos are primarily nocturnal, they do not get access to UV light in the wild. For this reason, UVB lighting for crested geckos is NOT needed or required. Using an LED light fixture proves easy and cheap as far as electric usage goes, and provides viewing light for the owner of the pet geckos. Setting up UVB lighting for a baby crested gecko for sale is not necessary. When feeding, it is important that your diet includes vitamin D3 to supplement the lack of UVB as well as calcium.
Crested Gecko Supplements
Depending on if, and what type of crested gecko diet you currently feed your baby crested gecko, you may or may not require supplements. We usually combine 50% calcium with D3 with Vionate vitamin powder and dust all of our insects. Additionally, feeding your crickets high-quality food like collard greens, for example, will improve their feeding potential.
Crested Gecko Water
Cresties need access to clean, fresh water at all times. They do not drink a ton, but it is important, specifically for breeding females to have access to water when they need it. Providing a magnetic gecko feeding ledge, or magnetic feeding dish is easier and allows you to keep the food and water off the ground of the habitat.
Crested gecko diet (crested gecko food)
One of the best things about a pet crested gecko for sale is the ease of care. The main thing that separates them from most other pets is what they eat! Did you know that many crested gecko breeders like us here at GOF feed a powdered diet? About 12 years ago commercially available crested and gargoyle gecko diets hit the market fast. With the ability of manufacturers to offer a variety of food flavors and even now with or without insects inside the food, cresties are easy as pie.
Here at GOF, we primarily feed Pangea crested gecko diet and supplement with additional crickets as a weekly treat. It is important to provide gut loaded insects if you decide to feed them for your crestie. Crested gecko for sale will gravitate to premade gecko diet if it has been purchased from the crested gecko breeders here at GOF.
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Crested gecko morphs
Cresties are available in many shapes, sizes and color combinations also known as color morphs. Crested gecko morphs for sale or Crested gecko color morphs for sale are now quite common. A wide variety exists with many animals “multi-gene” when it comes to colors and patterns. You could find a dalmatian, a harlequin dalmatian, or a pinstripe harlequin dalmatian for example.
Flame Crested geckos are the most commonly found color morphs. Flames can be anywhere from yellow, to brown, to red or orange. Most flames are in the brown area and also have some type of cream down the dorsal area. Flames do not have full pinstripes, or they would be then called pinstripe crested geckos.
Dalmatian Crested geckos are popular and contain spots. When the spots are larger and make up a larger percentage of the body, they are then referred to as “super dalmatians”. Super Dalmatians are rarer, and therefore more expensive than the plain dalmatians. Additionally, there are many shades of Dalmatian, including yellow, brown, tan and red.
Pinstripe cresties are a group of geckos that have full pinstripes running down their dorsal. There is a variety of pinstriped crested gecko available including full and partial pinstripes. Also, many other color morphs are also available with full or partial “pins” as we call them.
Harlequin Crested geckos are also super popular. Harlequin Crested Geckos. Harlequins are highly-patterned flame crested geckos. Typically, a Harlequin has a base color (usually red or near-black) with orange, yellow, or the highly fashionable cream.
Tiger Crested geckos represent a group that has a high tiger striping down the dorsal area and also sometimes on the sides of the body as well.
Designer Crested gecko morphs include some very vibrant and high contrast color combinations like “Halloween” for example.