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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, husbandry, fat tails, defense mechanism, handling, proper nutrition
Interesting:
eyelashes, gigantic eyes, change color, arboreal animals, convenient powdered diet
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Athravan
I have a a group of crested geckos (females in one ta...
Review by: Athravan (77) 20 days ago
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5.00
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sprenger
Crested geckos have got to be one of the easiest anim...
Review by: sprenger (3) updated 24 days ago
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5.00
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witchybelle4u2
I've been told that crested geckos are good pets for ...
Review by: witchybelle4u2 (13) June 05, 2015 06:13
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Maxamus
I have owned my little buddy for a little over a year...
Review by: Maxamus (4) May 20, 2015 13:09
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4.00
ThomasDavis
Crested Gecko's are strange creatures. For a long tim...
Review by: ThomasDavis (2) May 20, 2015 03:12
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4.50
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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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