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Any Crested Gecko owner to advice me ?

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Otteresting, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Otteresting

    Otteresting Arachnoknight Active Member

    Yosh !

    I've been looking for a lizard past few months, and recently fell in love with crested Geckos !

    In my room, all parameters would be perfect for the lil' guy, 22/23°C during day and 19/21°C at night.

    Friday, a friend is gonna sell me one of his recently hatched Geckos, he/she's 3 months old now, not so tiny, but not so big either ^^.

    The Gecko

    As I had to house him, I decided to do something with a 36x23x23,3cm aquarium that I found in the street few months ago. As the owner knows well about his Gecko, he told me that placing absorbing paper as substrate wasn't a necessity as the Gecko is in a good health and already used to hunt.

    The aquarium

    It took me few hours to made this enclosure, you can't imagine my pain, I had nothing to cut the plexiglass but a tooth knife and a lighter to soften the plastic of the aquarium.

    I ordered plastic leaves and a natural bowl, so if you don't see them in the enclosure yet, they should arrive before friday.

    Enclosure project
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    I don't know if this is correct, but from what I've seen, read, it should be fine.

    Any advices ? :)
  2. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnosquire

    Enclosure looks great. One impressive looking little crested gecko, wonderful colours!
  3. jaycied

    jaycied Arachnoknight Active Member

    Enclosure is a good start! I personally would add more foliage to help cover the gecko and help it feel more secure.
  4. Otteresting

    Otteresting Arachnoknight Active Member

    I've got the Gecko, it's been about 2 months now. I changed the substrate with paper towel to make the cleaning easier and added ton of foliage. He's eating well his repashy, and some cockroaches that I leave in a small plastic cup (to avoid escapes).

    I will soon get him his final enclosure, this one may have one problem : Not enought ventilation. But well, he's doing fine since he's been under my care


    Thanks for answering :)
  5. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnosquire

    Listening to podcasts and reading breeder comments I see that there are plenty of professional keepers that really restrict ventilation and spray less often for cresties to keep the humidity consistently high, especially in tubs or racks. I don't see their humidity going lower than 60 or 65% from the research I've done in the area they are from. Would love other comments or ideas on this issue.