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Home > Reptiles > Lizard species > Crested Gecko

Crested Gecko


Species group:
 Geckos

Other name: New Caledonian Crested Gecko;
New Caledonian Eyelash Gecko; Eyelash Gecko; Cresteds; Cresties

Scientific name: Rhacodactylus ciliatus

Range/Habitat: The Crested Gecko is native to the New Caledonian Islands, which are 1,500 kilometers east of Australia. A nocturnal lizard, they live in the isand's rainforests and hide during the day under fallen leaves and trees.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), the Crested Gecko is "Threatened" because of habitat loss from wildfires and clearing for agriculture. Interestingly, the Crested Gecko was believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1994 after a tropical storm hit New Caledonia.

Crested Geckos available in the pet trade are captive bred, and a number of different color morphs have been created.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
good eaters, mild temperment, gorgeous colors, stunning specimens, colorful beauties
Challenging:
impactions, nocturnal lizard, handling, fat tails, defense mechanism, husbandry, proper nutrition
Interesting:
eyelashes, gigantic eyes, change color, arboreal animals, convenient powdered diet
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4.7 (42)
halimoonlove
Crested Geckos are one of the coolest pets I have eve...
Review by: halimoonlove (5) February 21, 2014 21:48
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4.50
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GeckoGeckos
Geckos are the greatest pets. They are easy to care f...
Review by: GeckoGeckos (0) February 15, 2014 07:54
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5.00
ksaleem
My lizard has never been the kind of pet everyone dre...
Review by: ksaleem (3) January 07, 2014 17:19
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3.50
1 photo
Freelancer00101
Being an equal opportunity rescue sometimes means tak...
Review by: Freelancer00101 (19) December 20, 2013 07:54
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4.50
2 photos
Alan Jose Fleming
If you have graduated from Leopard gecko school, then...
Review by: Alan Jose Fleming (29) July 20, 2013 23:37
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4.00
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How To Prepare Crested Gecko Diet
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Collecting Crested Gecko Eggs
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Moving Crested Gecko Babies
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Feeding (4 videos)
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What to feed your Crested gecko- Pangea
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Mixing CGD- By Pangea
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Habitat (3 videos)
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Crested Gecko Making Sounds
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Zorro - My crested gecko.. Video
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Crested Gecko Discovery
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Caring for (1 video)
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Crested gecko Sauna- stolenmilkcrate
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Gecko Haven
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Pennsylvania, United States
I have always been an animal lover! My parents operated an animal shelter for homeless dogs and cats during my childhood years. I have been raising and breeding Rhacodactylus Geckos for a few years now. I thoroughly enjoy it. My husband is breeding Ball Pythons and I have several different types of Rhac geckos that I am working with. This does give us something to share as we do vend at rept...
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