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Deciphering Crested Gecko Patterns, Morphs, and Traits

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"One of the most confusing - and exciting - things about crested geckos is the variety of colors, patterns, and traits that they display." - Joe, my neighbor So how do you know if your gecko is a “Flame” or a “Tiger”? The honest truth is that when you come across verbiage like “Flame”, “Tiger”, “Harlequin”, “Brindle”, or even “C2 Citrus” – it’s not entirely that important.   If you think your gecko looks awesome… we say that is good enough! But I digress. It actually is helpful to make sense of the madness, and as a breeder, it can help to keep your projects organized and on track. In fact, much of the interest in crested geckos is centered around...

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Crested Gecko Housing - Habitats, Lighting, Heating, & Substrates

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Crested geckos can live in a large variety of enclosures - all the way from a plastic sweater box with holes drilled in it to a luxurious terrarium with living plants and a natural water cycle. Habitat -  When choosing a habitat, you will need to consider: The age and size of your gecko  Your primary goal as a crested gecko owner If you own your gecko simply for amusement or display, your choice of housing will naturally be different from someone who intends to start a selective breeding project. Regardless of style, it is essential that each habitat is able to provide adequate ventilation as well as maintain proper temperature and humidity. As frequent misting is usually required to...

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Diet & Nutrition - What should I feed my Crested Gecko?

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We love fruit smoothies, and so do crested geckos… which makes them just a little cooler than most other pets.   In order to grow and stay healthy, your gecko will need to eat a balanced diet of fruit, insects, vitamins, and minerals. It would be very un-American if there weren’t a super convenient, all-in-one solution for providing this balanced diet... hence the amazing popularity of meal replacement powder. Fruit Purees & Meal Replacement Powders -  Commercial crested gecko diets (or meal replacement powders) have been tested and used on thousands of geckos with great results, and reduce the risk of raising a malnourished gecko. Simply mix one part powder with two parts water, and voila… gecko smoothies. For those who hate...

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General Health Information on Rhacodactylus Ciliatus

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Crested geckos are a relatively robust species of reptile and will rarely have serious health issues as long as you: 1) buy from a reputable breeder, and 2) maintain a proper diet and adequate living conditions. Not coincidentally, some of the most commonly witnessed crested gecko disorders are a direct result of poor nutrition or improper living conditions... so take good care of your gecko! Learn more about crested gecko care here. Regularly monitoring your gecko’s appearance and behavior is also vital for its well-being. If your gecko refuses to eat, has abnormal feces, shows sudden weight loss, or appears to have soft bones – these are all signs that your gecko may be unhealthy. Some of the most common diseases or disorders...

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