General Information

The Crested Gecko is a lizard species native to the eastern islands of New Caledonia , an archipelago west of Fiji and east of Australia . For a long time this gecko species was thought to be extinct. However, this species was rediscovered in 1994. Since this rediscovery, the species has become very popular in the reptile hobby and has been repeatedly bred in captivity with great success. These successful results have even saved this beautiful gecko species.

The animal is named after the two combs with small spines above the eyes. These combs are very reminiscent of eyelashes, this is where the name is derived from. In addition, the species can also be recognized by the clearly visible combs with small spines on either side of the head that continue over the neck into a ridge on both sides of the back.

This gecko species comes in a very varied color palette. The colors range from gray to green, brown and even orange and yellow are seen in this species. The part between the combs is almost always different in color (in many cases lighter, but not always). The head is quite large compared to the body and the tail, on the other hand, is quite small and slender. Crested Geckos generally reach a body length of about eight to eight inches.

The Crested Gecko is a nocturnal type of gecko that only emerges at dusk and will become active. Like many gecko species, this species can walk on smooth vertical surfaces. They use adhesive strips under the toes on each leg.

Crested geckos can live to be around 15 years old with proper care, but there have been reports of specimens reaching around 25 years old. With the right care, you will have a beautiful animal at home that will gladly show itself to you and will not get bored quickly due to the active nature of most specimens.

crested gecko on tree trunk

The Crested Gecko is a lizard species native to the eastern islands of New Caledonia , an archipelago west of Fiji and east of Australia . For a long time this gecko species was thought to be extinct. However, this species was rediscovered in 1994. Since then, the species has become very popular in the reptile hobby and has been repeatedly bred in captivity with great success. These successful results have even saved this beautiful gecko species.

The animal is named after the two combs with small spines above the eyes. These combs are very reminiscent of eyelashes, this is where the name is derived from. In addition, the species can also be recognized by the clearly visible combs with small spines on either side of the head that continue over the neck into a ridge on both sides of the back.

crested gecko on tree trunk

This gecko species comes in a very varied color palette. The colors range from gray to green, brown and even orange and yellow are seen in this species. The part between the combs is almost always different in color (in many cases lighter, but not always). The head is quite large compared to the body and the tail, on the other hand, is quite small and slender. Crested Geckos generally reach a body length of about eight to eight inches.

The Crested Gecko is a nocturnal type of gecko that only emerges at dusk and will become active. Like many gecko species, this species can walk on smooth vertical surfaces. They use adhesive strips under the toes on each leg.

Crested Geckos can live to be around 15 years old with proper care, but there have been reports of specimens reaching around 25 years old. With the right care, you will have a beautiful animal at home that will gladly show itself to you and will not get bored quickly due to the active nature of most specimens.