How much food should I feed my baby crested gecko?

The general guideline is to feed a good Crested Gecko Diet (CGD) every other day, with gutloaded, dusted insects being introduced around a month after hatching if desired.

Do crested geckos like to swim?

Crested geckos aren’t an aquatic reptile and are, in fact, the contrary – being arboreal. They won’t like swimming and when you do force them to swim, it is a bad experience.

What temperature do crested geckos need at night?

Crested geckos generally thrive at room temperature (72-78 degrees). Temperature should not exceed 87 degrees! A thermometer should be placed in the cage to accurately measure temperature. Lights should be on for 10-12 hours each day and then total darkness at night.

Can Crested Geckos eat oranges?

Crested geckos can eat oranges but should be avoided. Oranges have a good calcium-to-phosphorus ratio but have a higher oxalic acid level. It’s even possible that your crested gecko won’t like to eat oranges.

How long can a crested gecko go without misting?

You already know that crested geckos can go about a week at most without water or regular misting. But how long can your pet survive without food? Of course, you should never deprive your crested gecko of food. Crested geckos should be fed on a regular basis, but adults can survive up to three weeks without food.

Do crested geckos need to eat every day?

Even ones that have eaten CGD (Crested Gecko Diet) forever. Keep in mind they don’t always eat every day or on your schedule. A typical feeding schedule is offering a commercial (or supplemented homemade) diet every other night, and once a week you can offer dusted and gutloaded insects such as crickets or roaches.

Is 60 degrees too cold for a crested gecko?

It is important to keep your crested gecko between 60 & 80 degrees Fahrenheit (16-27 C), without dramatic swings. These are the safe minimum and maximum ranges. Going lower into the 50s at night is safe as long as they are not kept at this temperature for long.

Do crested geckos need heat mat?

Whether Crested Geckos need heat mats depend on the temperature at which they are kept. Crested Geckos should be kept at temperatures of 72-80 F (22-26.5 Celsius). If your vivarium is colder than this, you will need to use a heat source to keep it at the correct temperature.

How often should you mist a crested gecko?

Your Cresties may not drink from the standing water and may prefer to drink when the enclosure is misted and that’s okay too. These geckos also require an overall humidity of at least 50%- 70%. Daily misting will be required, twice a day for at least 30 seconds each interval; with Reverse Osmosis water.

What temp do crested geckos need?

Crested geckos are very sensitive to high temperatures, and shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures above 80°F for long, as it can be fatal. While they like their terrarium temperatures around 72-75°F, it’s good to keep a heat gradient in the tank.

Can you overfeed a crested gecko?

Crickets should be fed a couple times a week and do not overfeed with crickets, extra crickets in the cage can stress the gecko out.

How long can a crested gecko go without eating?

three weeks

What time of day should I feed my crested gecko?

Things to remember when feeding your crested gecko: Fresh, clean, chlorine-free water should be available at all times. Feed commercial food every night and remove uneaten food in the morning. Insects should be given at night, 2 to 3 times weekly; remove uneaten insects in the morning.