Natural Habitat: Crested Geckos were thought to be extinct until recently when they were found by researchers in the 1990s on the island of New Caledonia which is found in the southeast Pacific, just east of Australia. The island is made of coastal plains with inland forests and mountains. The island is roughly the size of New Jersey, is a typical tropical island, hot and humid. However, the temperature is complety tolerable: staying between 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit for most of the year. Rarely does it drop below 70 degrees.

Life Expectancy: The life expectancy of a crested gecko in captivity and the wild is yet unknown. The specimens that were caught by the researchers are still alive and the 1st acquisitions of top breeders are still alive today. It is believed that like many other reptile species, they can live 10-15 years in the best conditions

Food: Crested geckos are certainly easier to feed then many other reptiles species. They eat about four to five crickets a day, the size of their crickets depends on the individual; don’t feed them anything bigger then half the size of their head. Crested geckos get other nutrition they need from soft/rotten fruit in the wild. To duplicate this, feed them baby food. The adults eat a tablespoon a day while the babies eat a teaspoon a day.

Average size: A crested geko can grow to be 7 to 9 inches (half there size being its tail)

Basic info: Crested geckos do not have eyelids, but claen thier eyes with thier tonguesAs a crested gecko grows it sheds it skin. The gecko will eat the sheded skin. Crested geckos are noctural they will sleep most of the day. Crested geckos are arboreal, they spend their days hiding amongst leaves and branches.
The crested gecko is easily one of the top five most popular reptiles of any kind in the hobby today, but it was previously thought to be extinct. Until its rediscovery in 1994 on the Isle of Pines, a tiny island just off the southeast coast of the main island of New Caledonia, it was the gecko people only knew from a sketch and a holotype specime n that had been preserved in the late 1800's, which was the last time scientists had been able to find the species. This rediscovery was greeted with much excitement amongst both academics and hobbyists, but no one had any idea of just how popular this species would become in the pet trade.

Commonly thought of as the perfect pet reptile due to their docile nature, unparalleled hardiness and ease of care, the crested gecko is just now getting down to a price where pet stores can afford to carry them, meaning it is still gaining in popularity by the day.

Crested geckos rarely have health problems as long as a few simple requirements are met. Also, because they thrive at room temperature (no need for heating equipment) and they don't need live insects in their diet (you buy a commercially made powdered diet that you mix with water).

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