Advertisement So, I'm very likely getting a crested gecko (male) on Sunday. Someone close by had one male too many and I have a planted vivarium standing around (just hadn't gotten around to dismantling it), so I said I'd take it. Thing is, I have kept snakes, but never any kind of gecko. I already know they need humidity, warmth, but not too warm, and they eat insects and fruit and I can buy premade food, too. What else do I need to know? The viv has only plants in there at the moment but I'm planning on adding a cork background before the gecko arrives. What kind of things do they like for climbing? Should I go with sticks or cork bark? Vertical sticks, or horizontal or diagonal? I'd like to get it right.