Housing for the Crested Gecko

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A 30x30x45cm Tall exo-terra is adequate for a single adult or pair of juveniles, but Crested geckos can make use of any available space, so bigger is often better. A 60x45x60 can house a pair of adult cresties. Male cresties should not be housed together because they are territorial and will fight, which can be fatal. If you choose to house several adults together, a small harem of one male to two or three females is suggested. Permanently housing a male with only one female can be stressful for the female because the male will continuously want to mate with her. If you’re keeping male and female geckos together, you’ll need to have a suitable lay-box for the females because if she doesn’t, she’ll maintain the eggs and become egg-bound, which can cause serious problems and even death. You could try this out control

The crested gecko enclosure’s contents can be very plain or very elaborate. Many people have had success with a simple set-up that consists solely of cardboard egg crates for climbing and hiding, but this setup is clinical and unappealing. People, on the other hand, use very elaborate natural set-ups, which also include live plants such as Bromeliads in a natural substrate, appropriate natural branches and logs, live moss, and a water feature such as a waterfall. These setups are beautiful to look at and provide a wonderful environment for your geckos to explore, but they are more difficult to clean and maintain. Personally, I prefer enclosures that are in the middle of these two extremes. I have appropriate wooden poles for the geckos to climb as well as plastic and silk plants for them to hide in. I keep natural substrate like moss in a plastic Tupperware container, which helps to maintain humidity in the enclosure and also serves as a lay-box for breeding females.
Crested geckos are arboreal, which means they need climbing space that is vertically oriented. Young crested geckos are housed similarly to adults, with the exception that I use a layer of kitchen towel as a substrate because young crested geckos can easily consume a substrate like peat moss while hunting live food. I then use miniature versions of the adult accessories; baby crested geckos are just as active as adults and would need a large amount of climbing equipment to grow properly. When the gecko habitat gets dirty, it will need a thorough cleaning.
I find it best to spot-clean the enclosures every day or two, scraping uneaten food and excrement and wiping the sides with damp paper towel, and I clean the tank and all of the accessories once a month. There are a variety of reptile-friendly disinfectants on the market now that can be diluted with water to keep your gecko safe after cleaning. Your crested gecko enclosure does not emit an unpleasant odour or harbour mould or bacteria if it is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.
One of the best things about Crested Geckos – and perhaps one of the reasons for their popularity – is that they thrive in temperatures ranging from 20 to 26 degrees Celsius. These temperatures can be easily sustained in a typical home without the use of extra heating. Crested geckos are sensitive to temperatures above 28 degrees Celsius and should be avoided at all costs. It is preferable to maintain a more stable temperature at the low end of the spectrum than to risk overexposure to higher end temperatures if a sudden fluctuation occurs.
Also, since Crested geckos do not go into full hibernation, but rather a cooling period that occurs naturally in the wild during the colder months of the year, long periods held below 16C degrees C can be harmful to them. It is recommended that you give your pet gecko a cooling period so that its body can recover; this is particularly necessary for breeding animals, which lose essential nutrients during the breeding season.