CRESTED GECKO TEMPERATURE
Crested geckos will survive being kept at room temperature in captivity but this is not optimal and it tends to slow down their growth rates and affect their digestion. The optimum temperature range is between 22-27C, we prefer to keep ours at around 25-26C. It is important to note that if the temperature exceeds 28C crested geckos do not fare well and prolonged temperatures above 30C will prove fatal.
CRESTED GECKOS DAILY MAINTENANCE:
On a day to day basis we change the water in crested gecko enclosures so that it is fresh, and using a mister we will give a light spray of water around the enclosure either once or twice per day, we also spot clean any visible waste such as poo’s or uneaten food and provide with fresh food
BABY CRESTED GECKO DIET – CRESTED GECKO FEEDING:
Crested geckos are omnivorous meaning they will eat a variety of different things. In the wild they would eat insects, nectar and rotting fruit. Therefore we need to cater for their dietary requirements as best we can in captivity. We feed both live insects and REPASHY crested gecko diet (which is a powdered diet you make up using water, this replaces the fruit and nectar that they would eat in the wild). We tend to use crickets as a feeder insect as they are active at the same time as the geckos.
BABY CRESTED GECKO SUPPLEMENTS:
We recommend supplementing every insect feed by dusting the insects in Nutrobal (calcium and multivitamin supplement), you do not need to add any additional supplementation to the Repashy artificial diet. If you are using T5 High output UVB lighting, use calcium dust or another similar calcium supplement without vitamin d3 in it.
CRESTED GECKO SIZE & GROWTH:
If kept under optimum conditions crested geckos grow at a remarkably fast rate when they hatch they weigh approximately 1g and within 6 months they will weigh 15-25g and should reach an adult size between 12-18 months of age at approximately 40-45g in weight. They reach sexual maturity at around 18 months of age but have been known to breed from 12 months