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CRESTED GECKO CARE GUIDE (Lilly white crested gecko)
The biologist here at Morphs Central has provided an in-depth crested gecko care guide including many different care-related topics. Explore our full care sheet for specific sections here:
The Characteristics of the Lilly white Crestedgecko and their Recognition. The skin of crested geckos is less stiff than other geckos.
It is difficult to explain, but if you hold a crested gecko that is not a Lilly White and then place another Lilly White on your finger, the tendons of the fingers will be very similar.
Although it may not be possible to feel the finger’s texture, this is a significant difference that should be remembered. These geckos have larger skin than their counterparts, which is why they are less stiff.
Although the skin can grow quite large, it is kept under control by the larger scales found on the body. These geckos have fewer lines and wrinkles on their skin.
The crested geckos have many subcategories, which is one of their unique traits. These are all variations on the main body style, which is known as a flattened domed dome.
They can still turn their heads despite being raised. They can stay on their tail even when standing up, which is a very important characteristic when choosing a pet. These animals also have large hind feet and large pads on their toes that allow them to walk on uneven surfaces.
There are many types of Lilly white-crested geckos. These geckos are very rare, including the ‘Siberian. These morphs can be hybrids of lizards with additional traits. They have many traits that are common to all lizards.
They are loved for their distinctive appearance and unique behaviour. If you don’t have a pet, the sheer pleasure they bring is another reason to get one. If you are looking for extreme harlequine crested geckos, then visit fringemorphs.com
CRESTED GECKO HEATING AND LIGHTING:
One of the nice things about crested geckos is they do not require any UVB lighting. It is optional and may just be for viewing purposes only.
Crested Geckos do not require low levels of UVB lighting for 10-12 hours of the day but some breeders still use it.
This is optional as most crested gecko breeders and keepers do not provide lighting. Keep in mind, this should be between 3-5% UVB, and types of recommended UVB lamps or bulbs would be an Arcadia 5% range bulb or the Reptisun 5.0 lamp.
Heat lamps are not required unless your house or area you have your habitat in is not at room temp. Crested geckos prefer 72-75 degrees.
If your home is too cold, or too hot, you may need to supplement the heat or cold with a heat mat, heat lamp, or air conditioner. Cresties cannot be housed above 80 degrees.
How much does a crested gecko cost?
If you are getting your new pet crested gecko from pet stores, then expect to pay between $50 to $100.
However, buying a crested gecko from a reputable breeder will cost more depending on several factors like age, gender, morph and if they’re readily available in your region.
Buying a crested gecko wouldn’t end there as you have other requirements like tank, heat light, food, supplements and UBV lights so your crested gecko is able to strive. See available lilly white crested gecko for sale
Lilly white crested gecko for sale (Morphs Central)
We have been one of the top distributors of crested gecko since 2017 when we started as a local business with not so much prensence online.
We have a variety of morphs for sale at affordable prices. Our geckos are known to strive and adapt quickly in their new homes.
We put in the industries best practices just so we can serve you with adorable captive bred crested geckos.
See our available lilly white crested gecko for sale.
Crested geckos will survive being kept at room temperature in captivity (72) however the best temps for health is 74 degrees.
The optimum temperature range is between 68-77 degrees F, we prefer to keep ours at around 73-74F. Too much heat is not good for cresties! It is important to note that if the high temperature eclipses 80 degrees, crested geckos do not farewell.
Long-term exposure to temperatures that exceed 80 degrees will end up causing the crestie to eventually die.
For this reason, consider it being too hot, as critical to it being too cold. Most keepers that are new to crested geckos do not realize this!
CRESTED GECKOS HABITAT MAINTENANCE:
Every day, you should allow yourself 5 minutes to clean your maintain your baby crested gecko habitat.
On a day-to-day basis, we quickly change the water so it is fresh in crested gecko enclosures.
Also, with a mister, we will do a light spray of water around the enclosure either once or twice per day. This allows the enclosure to remain humid for the crested geckos to shed properly as they grow.
Lastly, we try our best to spot clean any visible waste such or uneaten food and replace it with a fresh crested gecko diet.
BABY CRESTED GECKO DIET – CRESTED GECKO FEEDING:
Like most reptiles, pet Crested geckos for sale are omnivorous meaning they will eat a variety of different things.
In the wild crested geckos primarily feed on insects, nectar and rotting fruit. For this reason, we need to cater to their dietary requirements as best we can in the home habitats that we create.
Here at Morphs Central, we feed both live insects and Pangea crested gecko diet (which is a crested gecko powdered food you make up using water.
This type of food is used to replace the fruit as well as the nectar that cresties would consume in the wild.
Lastly, we dust and use crickets as a feeder insects as they are active at the same time as the geckos (in the evenings).
CRESTED GECKO HABITAT AND CRESTED GECKO TERRARIUM CLEANING:
We recommend cleaning your crested gecko habitat fully once a month. Spot cleaning may be done as often as possible.
Using water or a reptile-safe cleaning solution is recommended.
For a substrate with our crested gecko breeder groups, we use paper towels. While paper towels may not look the best, they are certainly a sanitary option, that is easy to clean or change.
Alternative types of a substrate like a reptile carpet work but will need to be cleaned weekly and replaced monthly to prevent odour.
BABY CRESTED GECKO HANDLING:
If you are patient, Crested geckos like the lilly white crested gecko are great for handling and can become quite tame. While all are different, patience is key to getting your baby crested gecko to trust your handling.
Remember, cresties can drop their tail if they are scared, handled roughly. or if their tail is pinched or pulled.
Having a prehensile tail (they can grip with it) does help them grab and hang from branches, so they are typically reluctant to drop it unless very frightened.
Newly hatched baby crested geckos are at risk of dropping their tails until they settle down which takes a few days.
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CRESTED GECKO HEALTH COMPLICATIONS:
If you have followed the advice in our crested gecko care sheet and purchased from us here at Morphscentral, then you shouldn’t have any need for this section as crested geckos are one of the hardiest and healthiest geckos in the pet gecko realm. Unfortunately, some of the more frequently encountered problems revolve around lack of calcium and vitamin D3 through poor diets.