How old is a juvenile crested gecko?

Crested Gecko Size and Growth Chart

Age Weight Body Length with Tail
Juvenile (6 months) 9 grams 5-7 inches
Juvenile (9 months) 16-35 grams 6-9 inches
Juvenile transitioning to adult (12 months) 35-50 grams 9-16 inches
Adult (18-24+ months) 35-55+ grams 9-16+ inches

How much should a juvenile crested gecko eat?

How long can a baby crested gecko go without food? Hatchlings and baby crested geckos usually eat a lot. This is mainly because they are still growing, and you will need to feed them around five times a week. However, there are periods when your gecko can go for a few days without eating.

Why is my crested gecko not growing?

In general, your crested gecko might be so small and not growing because it is not housed in a proper cage, temperatures and humidity are not correct, or it is ill (parasites, calcium and/or vitamin D3 deficiency) and more. A healthy crested gecko should be gaining around 1 gram each month.

How many times a day do you feed a crested gecko?

Feed juveniles daily and adults three times a week. A commercial crested gecko diet is usually well accepted and is the easiest way to ensure a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Supplement that food with crickets and other prey insects (roaches, waxworms, silkworms).

Is red light bad for crested geckos?

It is best to leave the lights off in your crested gecko’s enclosure so it can maintain his regular day and night cycle. In the event that you want to view his activity at night, you can always use a red or blue light, but these lights should only be on for a few hours.

Are there any baby crested geckos for sale?

Also, crested gecko morphs for sale have become one of the coolest parts of the hobby, producing some amazing crested gecko color morphs. Baby crested geckos are best housed in large plastic terrariums or in standard (20-inch) 10-gallon reptile tanks with a screen top.

Which is more social a crested gecko or an adult gecko?

Special exception – keeping crested gecko babies together. Baby crested geckos are notably more social than adult crested geckos. They can be housed together depending on the size of your terrarium. For practical reasons, baby crested geckos are usually kept in separate terrariums or containers.

What should the humidity be for a crested gecko?

Crested geckos need a relative humidity of 70 to 80 percent in captivity. An average humidity that is higher than 80 percent will cause health problems in the long run. An average humidity that’s lower than 50 percent will cause dehydration and shedding problems. Good humidity is, just as temperature and lighting, something that isn’t set in stone.

What does a crested gecko do with your hand?

Crested geckos can even confuse your hand with a mate! A male crested gecko can be biting your hand quickly, but not too aggressively if it thinks that your hand is a mate. Your gecko might be even making squeaky noises, licking your hand and trying to mate with your hand.

Can you keep more than one crested gecko at a time?

Most female crested geckos have a higher social tolerance and stay friendly towards each other. In a right-sized terrarium, you could potentially keep up to five female crested geckos together. But a smaller group is preferred. If you don’t mind getting many crested gecko babies, you might be tempted to keep one male and one female crested gecko.

What’s the difference between a male and female crested gecko?

Females are less territorial but can establish a hierarchy. Most female crested geckos have a higher social tolerance and stay friendly towards each other. In a right-sized terrarium, you could potentially keep up to five female crested geckos together. But a smaller group is preferred.

When is the breeding season for Crested geckos?

Sometimes, crested geckos might bite during the breeding season, but it shouldn’t be anything major. Breeding season last through March-October, peaking in summer. Young crested geckos or ones that have been with you for only few months might also bite you.

What kind of noise does a crested gecko make?

Crested geckos make some noises, such as chirping and growling/barking, but it is not usual as well as not very loud. Chirping sound is usually a message that your gecko is uncomfortable or unhappy. You might hear him/her making this noise when handling. Crested geckos also make lots of noise during the breeding season – they will be squeaking.

How big is a juvenile crested gecko?

The baby crested gecko will still be very little, measuring between 2.5 and 3 inches (6.5 to 7.5 centimeters) and weighing around 2 grams. The size and weight can depend on several factors such as genetics and incubation temperature. You should weigh and measure your baby crested gecko each week.

How do you tell if your Crested Gecko likes you?

You will be able to tell if your Crested Gecko is comfortable around you by how they interact with you. Your Gecko will look up at you and crawl around on you. They might even jump to you, don’t worry though, if they jump away from you. This is their normal behavior, and it means they are quite happy and content.