Crested Geckos or Eyelash geckos are native to southern New Caledonia and are very common reptiles to keep as pets. They are great beginner's reptiles.
Crested geckos are at adverage about 6 inches in length. They have diamond shaped heads. Normals vary in shades of browns and often have spots or blob-like patterns. They have floppy, usually dark colored tails. They have large eyes and heads, giving them an innocent, cute look. Their mouths are very wide, which make the lizards look as if they are always smiling at you. They also have different "morphs" so lots of them look different.
Many people will panic because their crested geckos' tails come off. However, don't be alarmed, for this does not hurt them. It either happens when the gecko is under a lot of stress, or if it is pulled off. But the only problem is that their tails will not grow back so you have to be careful
Crested geckos can be fed crickets,(chopped up crickets for babies) Crested gecko food (I use Repashy) or a mix of both, personal preferance. The Crested Gecko food comes as powder. I use bottle caps as bowls for the food. You put about half water and half powder in the bottle cap and form a paste about the conccistency of ketchup or slightly thicker. They should always have water ready to drink. I use a gaturade bottle cap to put the water in. You should change the water out every week so it doesn't mold or anything like that.
For the tank, I personally use the company Exo Terra. Their tanks look very nice, but are more expensive than you need. They need a tank with a bit of a high seeling and some things to climb on. They also need many plants to fill up their tank because the feel safer with more plants. And for the flooring you can use paper towels to cover the bottom of their terrerium. (I use paper towels because they are easy to take out and put in.) You can also use the Exo Terra flooring but you have to wash it off.
Humidity and TempEdit
Crested geckos aren't too picky. They can live in a 65 degree room, but are most comfortable at about 73 degrees. You shouldn't let the temperature drop below 60 degrees or get any higher than 80. For humidity, they like it around 80%. Depending on where you live, two good mistings a day should do the trick. If you have eggs you HAVE to make the container humid. If it is not humid enough the eggs will cave in.