How can you tell if your crested gecko is in shed?
Usually a crested gecko going through shed will lighten in color. The animal will look almost pale and most likely activly calm down and tend to stay in one given area. During this time the animal is under going stress, avoid handling when shedding.
The animals is more than likely about to shed. When the animal is about the shed, they usually turn a pale coloration, this is the old skin on top that is molting from the body. An animal must be provided a humid hide or a dampened area in order for the skin to become moist, this will provide a healthy shed for the animal. Geckos will use their surroundings in order to aid in the…
A crested gecko will seek shelter in the substrates for two main reasons. One reason is that the animal is seeking a moist area to ensure a healthy shed takes place. Another reason is that during the warmer months of spring and summer, females will lay eggs. These eggs will be laid weather they have been fertilized or not.
A crested gecko is a species of gecko that enjoys humidity. This species does not require a bowl of water but instead they enjoy daily mistings. By spraying the terrarium this increases the humidity level as well as a water source. The crested gecko will lap up droplettes from the walls of the terrarium or from the accessories.
a few ways to tell if your crested gecko is stressed out is if it is not leaving fecal matter behind. When an animal is stressed, they will usually cut down on food or even completely stop eating. Another strong sign that the animal is sick or stressed is that it is always looking dark in coloration. Cresteds geckos are usually bright in coloration when happy.
A leopard gecko comes from the deserts of Afganistan and south easter Asia. A Crested gecko comes from the rainforests of New Caledonia. Their habitats are much to different from one another to ever co-exist. All Gecko species are territorial and will not greet one of the same species unless its breeding season. Do not house any other specie with a crested gecko or a leopard gecko.