Reptile Questions

Is there such a thing as a tiger crested gecko?

Since our crested gecko morhps are generally just descriptions on patterning that usually preclude any others. It starts with patternless/bicolor, then tiger where the pattern is restricted to vertical stripes on the body.

What To Feed A Crested Gecko? A well-balanced crested gecko diet consists of: Commercial crested gecko food, which is a complete balanced diet. As a treat, provide a variety of insects, including gut-loaded (recently fed) crickets, mealworms and waxworms. Sweet baby foods, such as peach, banana or apricot can be mixed with the crested gecko diet and offered as a treat.

How Big Is A 4 Month Old Crested Gecko? Crested Gecko Size and Growth Chart Age Weight Body Length with Tail Hatchling 1.5-2 grams 2.5-3 inches Baby (2 months) 3 grams 3-4 inches Juvenile (3 months) 4 grams 3-5 inches Juvenile (4 months) 5 grams 4-6 inches 5 more rows ...

What Is A Piebald Crested Gecko?

One of the most bizarre looking crested geckos is one called Patient Zero, and is tentatively being called a Piebald. He is owned by Matt Parks at Pangea Reptile, LLC. Patient Zero lacks pigment on parts of his body.

How Often Should I Clean My Crested Gecko Habitat? Every day, you should allow yourself 5 minutes to clean your maintain your crested gecko habitat. On a day to day basis we quickly change the water so it is fresh in crested gecko enclosures. Also, with a mister, we will do a light spray of water round the enclosure either once or twice per day.

How Long Does It Take For A Crested Gecko Egg To Hatch? Crested gecko care is relatively easy and the process to breed them is quite simple. Once a crested gecko has laid eggs, you can expect to see some hatching eggs in 2 to 3 months. Usually it's somewhere in between but sometimes it can take up to three months.

Where Does A Crested Gecko Go At Night? Crested geckos are crepuscular animals exposed to natural sunlight during a brief period of the day in the wild. Most of the day, crested geckos will hide and sleep. They will explore their environment and look for food and water under the moon and the stars' light at night.

Why Is My Crested Gecko Not Climbing? Some crested geckos that are sick, for example, infected with internal parasites or developing MBD, will move less, and climb less as well. A neurological disease affecting coordination might also be an issue. Dirty glass can interfere with sticking.

Can A Crested Gecko Be A Good Pet Without A Tail?

A tailless crested gecko (aka a "frogbutt") is still a great pet and doesn't mind the lack of a tail at all! He may have a little trouble jumping around for a few days, but he will soon learn how to balance without a tail.

What Is A Crested Gecko Plant Called? Crested gecko plants are commonly called terrarium plants or vivarium plants. Crested geckos are semi-arboreal pets, and there is a need to provide climbing possibilities for them. This is why you need to put some foliage and plants in the terrarium to climb and jump.

Where To Buy A Crested Gecko? Crested Geckos for Sale | Sellers and Breeders DirectoryBest Places to Find Crested Geckos for Sale Online. ...Best Places to Find Crested Geckos for Sale Offline. ...Crested Geckos for Sale in Other Regions. ...Crested Gecko Breeders (USA) You can find a simple list with the name and contact information of crested gecko breeders in the United States in the table below.

How To Care For A Crested Gecko In A Vivarium? Controlling the humidity of your vivarium is a vital part of caring for your Crested Gecko. In general, Cresties prefer relatively high humidity - after all, they mostly inhabit rainforests in the wild. To accurately measure the humitidy in your Crested Gecko enclosure, I recommend picking up a digital hygrometer.

How Do I Know If My Crested Gecko Is Dying? Signs of dehydration include sunken eyes, wrinkly skin, lethargy. Cage mate attack - cage mate can injure and kill the gecko by biting. Serious impaction or choking - your crested gecko can die from substrate or other object impaction.

What Is The Best Crested Gecko Diet Mix?

There is also a breeding formula mix. There are also other brands that make complete crested gecko diets, but only buy them if you cannot find Repashy or Pangea. These include mixes such as Zoo Med Crested Gecko Diet, Black Panther Zoological and Big Fat Gecko Diet.

How Do I Stop My Crested Gecko From Biting Me? Try opening the tank without feeding anything, and use a towel or a glove to handle if your crested gecko is biting. A problem of aggression can also arise if you don't feed any live bugs, and your crested gecko can't utilize its hunting instinct. Try changing the diet and offering more live bugs, and it might help lower the aggression.

What Is The Lifespan Of A Crested Gecko? Crested geckos are thought to be able to live for over 20 years in captivity, though there is some uncertainty; they have only recently been reintroduced to science and the pet trade (1994) after having been assumed extinct. No information regarding lifespan in the wild is currently available.

How To Care For A Crested Gecko In A Terrarium? Crested Geckos prefer to drink or lap water from leaves. This can be accomplished in a terrarium by offering a Big Dripper drip system or a Repti Rain misting system. Terrariums should be kept at moderate to high relative humidity (50% - 70% RH). Use a Hygrometer to monitor relative humidity within the enclosure.

Why Is My Crested Gecko Digging At The Substrate? Well, this might happen due to several reasons. The most common reason for your gecko to be digging the substrate is to lay eggs. It is often females who dig the substrate to lay her eggs. If your crested gecko is a female and she is gravid, this is normal behavior and you should make all the arrangements for laying eggs.

What Is Too Cold For A Crested Gecko?

DO NOT spray the crested gecko directly with freezing or very cold water as this can cause severe shock, but spray with cool water in the vivarium. If the area, room or tank is very hot remove the gecko/ geckos.

Why Does My Crested Gecko Have A Burn On His Skin? This is important because bacterial skin infection, fungal skin infection and burn lesions in Crested geckos look very similar. Usually, the cause for bacterial dermatitis in Crested geckos is the result of traumatic abrasion to the skin which allows bacteria to enter.

What Happens To A Crested Gecko When It Dies? Few hours after crested geckos die, they get a bluish-green dot on the belly. This is a leaking bile (from gallbladder) that stains the tissues and is visible through the belly. Do not jump to conclusions about your crested gecko being dead very quickly.

How Often Should I Weigh My Crested Gecko? You can weigh more often (once a week) for sick or newly acquired geckos. Always weigh before feeding so the weights are more consistent, but there will always be variations. The best scales to use for crested geckos are ones that weigh in the tenths (.10) of a gram. Geckos hatch out around 1.5g, so it's important to be as accurate as possible!

Why Is My Crested Gecko Fighting With Other Lizards? Your crested gecko might also get angry at other lizards, including other crested geckos. And if you have other pets constantly approaching or passing the crested gecko's tank, this might also cause aggression. Some crested geckos love eating bugs and will get excited before and during the feeding time.

How To Make A Crested Gecko Bigger?

Temperature: Enclosure temperature between 75-78°F with proper humidity will usually lead to the best growth rates. Genetics: It's not a guarantee, but Crested Geckos from larger parents will likely be large in adulthood, while small parents may produce small adult offspring.

What Is Bedding For Crested Gecko? The substrate used with crested geckos should be one that not only promotes humidity but is easy to spot clean as well. Orchid (fir) bark, cypress mulch, coco bedding, or a combination are all excellent choices.

What Does It Mean When Your Crested Gecko Turns Black? But you might notice that the tail or the toes of your crested gecko turn black. The black color is a sign of necrosis, usually caused by incomplete shedding. When you notice this, you should immediately go to your vet to seek treatment. What do to when you notice spots on the body of your crested gecko?

Why Is My Crested Gecko Losing Weight? What is more, it could be a cage mate that is bullying this crested gecko. Your crested gecko's terrarium could also be placed in the wrong spot or room - with lots of noise and passing people or pets. All of this can cause severe stress and if it's continuing for a long time, your crested gecko will get sick, lose weight etc.

What Should My Crested Gecko's Humidity Be? Ideal crested gecko humidity is around 50-60%, with some periods (up to few hours a day) of up to 70-75%. If after shedding the problem persists, clean your crested gecko's feet with a cloth or cotton buds. If your crested gecko is dehydrated, it will have issues with sticking.

What Is An Axanthic Crested Gecko?

The axanthic crested gecko is a black and white crested gecko that has been proven to be a simple recessive crested gecko morph. The axanthic gene removes all the color from the gecko. Multiple breeders are working with the Axanthic line, Altitude Exotics, A woman in Florida, Wild Things, and probably a few others.