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What is the average weight of an adult crested gecko?

Baby crested geckos hatch out between 1.5 & 2 grams and are considered juveniles until they hit sexable weight, often at 16 grams. An adult crested gecko ranges from 35-55+ grams for females, while males are considered “adult” around 25 grams, when they are likely to successfully mate with a female.

Is a 12x12x18 good for a crested gecko?

Exo Terra 12x12x18 Glass Terrarium This Exo Terra 12x12x18 Glass Terrarium is ideal for housing a young crested gecko. A screen top provides adequate ventilation for the animal, while insuring that it does not escape, or other pets/children do not easily get in to the habitat.

What size does a crested gecko grow to?

Crested geckos are nocturnal and spend their time during the day in cover, being mostly inactive and hiding. Adult size: A fully-grown crested gecko can be 8 inches (20 cm) to 10 inches (25 cm) long.

How much should a 10 month old crested gecko weigh?

Crested Gecko Growth Chart

Age Weight
8 months 13 grams
9 months 17 grams
10 months 21 grams
11 months 25 grams

Why is my crested gecko so small?

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.

Why is my crested gecko so skinny?

A gecko that looks on the underweight side, could be dehydrated. When they are dehydrated, they have a sunken appearance, which makes them look skinny.

Do crested geckos need live plants?

Terrarium plants are absolutely essential for your crested gecko. Every terrarium should contain at least one or two plants, depending on the size of the terrarium. The main reasons for getting terrarium plants are: the plants will create a naturalistic looking terrarium.

Is Sand bad for crested geckos?

Sand. Never use pure sand in a crested gecko’s terrarium. There is a big misconception that crested geckos are tropical lizards and that you need sand for creating a naturalistic environment. Sand can cause impaction in crested geckos, and is not what cresties have as a substrate in their habitat.

How often do you change substrate for Crested Gecko?

If a bowl of water is provided, it should be refreshed daily. If paper towels are used as a substrate, do not wait longer than 3 days to remove and replace them. Real plants should be removed and cleaned by wiping down and spraying off (including the underside of the leaves) monthly at least.

Can I give my crested gecko a bath?

No, you shouldn’t bathe your Crested Geckos as they hardly need baths. Maintaining a correct humid environment is enough. By bathing your Crested Gecko, you’ll be inflicting stress on it. However, there can be situations when giving a sauna to your Gecko can help, especially when they get overheated.