Crested Gecko Care and Feeding

Crested Geckos (Correlophus (Rhacodactylus) ciliatus)

Once believed to be extinct, crested geckos were discovered again in 1994, and since then their praise as great pets has gradually increased. Native to a semi-tropical island chain near Australia called New Caledonia, crested geckos get their name from the spikey crest that runs from their back, up around their neck and over their eyes. They are perfect for beginning reptile owners because they are easy to care for and are very low-maintenance. Crested geckos come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Their color shades vary to include browns, oranges, creams and reds. Some crested geckos have no pattern at all, and some have different sized bands and spots. They are sometimes referred to as eyelash geckos because of the ridges on the skin above their eyeballs. Crested geckos enjoy climbing around on plants, vines and even the walls of their terrarium. You will certainly have fun decorating their habitat and creating fun areas for them to climb on and jump around.
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