Why is my crested gecko walking slow?

A slow-moving crested gecko could be experiencing anything from stress to a more serious illness, such as metabolic bone disease. It’s important to consider your crested gecko’s sluggishness within the context of their overall routine, environment, and personality when determining how to address the issue.

Why is my crested gecko always on the ground?

When the humidity in the terrarium is too low, the crested gecko is more likely to stay on the ground looking for more moisture. Shedding also causes the crested gecko to spend more time on the bottom looking for additional moisture.

Do crested geckos need light?

Although Crested Geckos are nocturnal and do not require much direct exposure to sunlight, there is growing evidence that exposure to low levels of UV light is beneficial to their overall health and encourages natural behaviors.

What’s the signs of dehydration?

Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include:

  • feeling thirsty.
  • dark yellow and strong-smelling pee.
  • feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
  • feeling tired.
  • a dry mouth, lips and eyes.
  • peeing little, and fewer than 4 times a day.

    Is it normal for a crested gecko not to climb?

    If your crested gecko is not climbing during that time – it is normal. Keep checking your crested gecko’s toes, tail and around the eye area to make sure there is no retained shed. Otherwise, it can stop the blood supply to these areas and cause necrosis, or organ death.

    What do crested geckos feet and toes look like?

    You might notice your crested gecko’s toes curled up – but this is normal. Crested geckos curl their toes up when they don’t need to be very sticky, and have a normal grip. Once a crested gecko needs more grip, it will stick the toes normally. This is how healthy crested gecko feet and toes look like.

    Why do crested geckos have to shed their tails?

    Wild crested geckos are currently threatened by an introduced fire ant species. The ants not only compete with the geckos for food, but they’ll also actually prey on the geckos from time to time. Like most other geckos, crested geckos will shed their tails if they feel threatened.

    Why is my crested gecko burying itself in the substrate?

    Another reason why your crested gecko is burying itself in the substrate is too cool down in the hot tank. If your gecko is often changing spots, it might be trying to thermoregulate. Make sure that the tank is not too hot ( read this post on ideal temperatures and humidity to find out more).

    Why does my crested gecko keep sticking to the cage?

    If your crested gecko’s tank is too wet, it will have an issue with sticking and climbing. Keep the cage humid enough for your crested gecko, but not too much. Ideal crested gecko humidity is around 50-60%, with some periods (up to few hours a day) of up to 70-75%.

    What kind of day does a crested gecko have?

    Crested geckos are crepuscular, which means that they become active at dawn and dusk. During the day, crested geckos spend their time in their trees, being mostly inactive and hiding. They come out at dawn and dusk for activities such as hunting and eating.

    Can you keep crested geckos with other lizard species?

    And can you keep crested geckos with other lizard species? Yes, you can keep few females together, or 1 male and 2-3 females together. But it is better not to keep females and a male together all the time, but only for breeding introductions. Males can be very active during the breeding seasons and greatly stress out the females in the tank.

    Can a crested gecko bite with its small teeth?

    Crested geckos have very small teeth and can bite, but they shouldn’t normally do it too often. Usually, their bites don’t break skin. But if it bites with more power, it can break your skin. Sometimes, crested geckos might become aggressive or generally bite you for some other reasons. Well, there are few reasons for crested gecko biting: