The crested gecko belonging to the family "Diplodactylidae" is also known as the New Caledonian Gecko, or even an Eyelash Gecko due to looking like it has eyelashes. This arboreal lizard was once thought to be extinct, but it rediscovered in 1994. A breeding group was imported into the United States. These animals are easy to keep and breed easily in captivity. Selective breeding has introduced a wide variety of colors, patterns, and markings making this one of the most popular reptiles available today.
SEX, AGE & WEIGHT Female (Not Guaranteed Under 15g) April 1st 2023 5g
SCIENTIFIC NAME Correlophus ciliatus
ORIGIN southern New Caledonia
HABITAT 2 ½ gallon tank for Babys, 5-gallon tank for juveniles, 10-gallon tank for sub-adults and a 20-gallon tank for adults. Be sure to provide a couple hides, plenty of places to climb like vines and leaves. We suggest a substrate free bottom like paper towels or tile. Height is more important than floor space as they enjoy climbing.
DIET Roaches, crickets and "Repashy" is our recommended foods. However, mealworms, superworms, and other insects are also acceptable in variety.
TEMPERATURE 68-80F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species. We recommend a temperature between 72-75F.
HUMIDITY 60%-80%, this can be accomplished by spraying down your enclosure 3-4 times a week. Let your enclosure dry out to 40-50% humidity before spraying enclosure again.
ADULT SIZE They can grow to an excess of 8-10” in length and can weigh more than 55g.
LIFESPAN 15-25 Years (Averaging at 15 years)
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR We do not recommend keeping crested geckos together as they can become aggressive and drop their tails when they fight.
ALL GECKOS ARE SHIPPED MONDAY TO ENSURE LIVE ARRIVAL