Jacob's Reptile Info

Crested Gecko Care Sheet

October 23 2020

Photo by Pierre Bamin on Unsplash

Crested geckos are the most popular gecko. They don’t need a lot of heating like bearded dragons do. They are easy to handle and don’t get as big as other geckos.

Things You Should Know

Adult size: 8 inches

Life span: 15-20 years

Climate: In the wild, they live in humid jungles, but they can live in your house as well

Day cycle: Nocturnal

Shedding: Crested geckos shed their skin, so give them a water bowl to help with the shedding.

Tank setup

Enclosure: A ten gallon fish tank with a mesh lid is great for crested geckos. If you plan on having more than one in a tank, try to have 10 gallons per gecko.

Substrate: Coconut fiber can be used as a substrate for crested geckos. You can also put in moss to help the humidity.

Hiding place: Put artificial plants in the enclosure for your crested gecko to hide in.

Water bowl: Place a shallow bowl of water in the tank to help the humidity level.

Lighting: Put a UVA light above the enclosure.

Tank cleaning: Replace the substrate every 2 weeks to keep the enclosure clean.


You can feed your crested gecko grapes, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, apples, figs, dates, plums once in a while. Also you should give them live crickets as their primary diet.