Advertisement I've been considering getting a crested gecko for quite a while now, since before I ever got into inverts. I thought I'd never be able to convince one of the parental units, and I honestly just wasn't sure if I'd be able to put up with so many feeder insects. I'm still not entirely sure what happened, but somehow I've got a mantis, a spider, a scorpion, a thriving culture of mealworms, and trips to the pet store every Saturday for crickets (and occasional supplies). At this point, I'm pretty sure I can tolerate a tub of bugs hidden in my bedroom. But before I get serious about this, I have questions that must be answered! They are as follows: 1. I've seen some varied opinions on external heating for crested geckos... some say they're fine at room temperatures, others say they need a heat gradient. What do you guys think about this? My house stays between 78-82 F this time of year; winter temps don't drop below 70 and summer temps never exceed 85. 2. Does anyone have any experience with the commercially available habitats kits (Exo Terra, Zoo Med, etc.)? Are they any good? 3. Can crested geckos be housed communally- and if so, how large of a tank would be large enough for a pair? I'm probably just getting one gecko, but I'm curious. 4. How often and how much do you mist their enclosures (or provide any other means of retaining humidity, like pouring water into the substrate). 5. What substrate do you use? 6. Do you feed the formulated stuff to them? If you do, what brand do you use, and how often do you supplement with insects?