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Took some way better photos of my Crestie, Sherlock. The flash from my camera made him fire up quite quickly and nicely, lol.











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How gorgeous! I know nothing of cresties but at the reptile sale there were hundreds. They seem super popular. They're arboreal right? I'm assuming they have very different care to leopard geckos!
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Thank you! They ARE super popular over here now too, for good reason! They are amazing little pets and are super handleable. I love their sticky feet!
Their care from Leopard Geckos is VERY different. For one thing Cresties don't need a heat source as long as their room stays around 74F. They also need high humidity that stays around 80% during the day and goes down to maybe 40% at night.
Cresties are also frugivorous so they eat fruit and some insects. You can feed them 100% meal replacement powder (that you mix with water) but it's good to supplement them once a week with Crickets or Worms.
They are SUPER easy to keep. ^_^

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Can I be cheeky and ask to see your set up ? I always thought they were skittish


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Yeah! I'll take a picture later tonight. He is in a tub right now, super easy to set up!
And they can be jumpy when they are little but are usually super calm as Adults. ^_^



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Oh you can keep them in a tub style set up? I imagine they're the tall tubs?


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Yes and yes. You can even keep them in the big short long tubs and just flip the tub on it's end. ^_^



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Here is his enclosure. I'm thinking it's about time I upgrade him! I think I'll buy him a new viv after Christmas. ^_^ They have some really nice ones at the local pet store!

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Okay so I'm seeing plastic plants and a vine. Two bowls. One for food and one for water right? And you said they can be kept at room temperature? I didn't know that! Would I be better getting a hatchling or an adult? I've seen quite a few people lose hatchlings


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I went off and did my research. They can be kept at room temperature providing they go between 60-80 but ideally need to be in the 70s at all time. They need a shallow bowl for water, and a shallow bowl for their food (a complete diet that I add a bit of water to). They can have that food in for 2-3 days unless it starts to go off. They can be fed dusted and gut loaded live food once a week. They need around 80% humidity in the night and so a heavy misting in the evening will maintain that. Humidity needs to be about 40% in the day. They need to be cleaned as needed, but usually a full clean should be done once a week. Their enclosure needs to be well ventilated, and so either adding multiple holes if you're making a DIY tub style, or cutting out a section and adding mesh, would be good. The best bought enclosures are usually the ones with mesh/screen tops however would does keep the humidity high easier. You can house females together, or a male and female, or even a male to a few females but males should never be kept together as they are likely to be territorial and fight once fully grown. You should never house different sized cresties together as they have been known to eat smaller ones. They need at least 50% of the enclosure to be private and like being able to climb and hide. The best substrate is paper towels

Okay all of that was off the top of my head, have I nailed the care okay? They don't seem that hard to care for at all, but I need to see how well the heat is maintained in the room I have in mind
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Yes, perfect! Expertly worded.
I would get a sub-adult or a juvenile. So a Crestie that is at least 10 grams. Hatchlings are extremely sensitive to changes in their environment. I learned that the hard way.



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I've not had much experience with crested geckos, either, but they look really strange to me!! LOL. I like the leopard geckos and the fat tail geckos.




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Those are really cute geckos. They look like mini dragons.

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Those are really cute geckos. They look like mini dragons.
Never thought of that but they actually do, ha.



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They do look like mini dragons!




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Kayla, Jack's going to murder you one day. First it was your leopard geckos, then African fat tails, then the Kenyan sand boa and now cresties. My reptile collection is slowly getting bigger Bless him though. We went Boxing Day shopping today and while we were out he came running over to me to tell me some of the RUBs (Really Useful Boxes AKA really good plastic tubs with click lids haha!) were on offer and I could get some for the reptiles. I think he understands that since I've been made birdless, that this has been keeping me happy and occupied without the need of giving them constant attention. Either way, I enjoy their company too But yeah, the next reptile show so far I've got a list of a nice female royal python (preferably bumblebee), leopard gecko (normal but I'll settle for anything haha!) and a crestie. African fat tail will always be a bonus hahaha!

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Ahahahahahaha, oops. :3 I'm sorry but Reptiles, especially Geckos, are addictive! :P



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Thing is though with the rack style system it makes them so so easy to keep and clean etc. It has reaaaaaaally helped!


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Exactly! They are a life saver. ^_^



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