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5 Fun Facts About Crested Geckos

Crested geckos are a low-maintenance pet and are well-suited for children or novice lizard owners who are new to reptiles or have little time to devote to their daily care. One of their distinctive features is their eyelashes, which is why they are sometimes called eyelash geckos. These lizards hail from New Caledonia, an island country off the coast of Australia. They were once thought to be extinct but were “rediscovered” around 1994. 

Fun Facts About Crested Geckos

Crested geckos don’t need crickets, but they do like them.

They are slow and docile and can be held without causing them a lot of stress.

Crested geckos are beautiful reptiles that come in many different morphs.

They are hardy and easy to care for.

Crested geckos are affordable and easy to find.

Did You Know

Newborn boas are just over a foot long, but they will eventually grow to be 10 to 12 feet long.

Green iguanas have three eyelids: an upper eyelid, a lower eyelid, and a third transparent eyelid that closes from the bottom up and aids in eye lubrication.

Hatchling and baby bearded dragons will sometimes sit and raise one of their forelimbs above their head, and then slowly lower it back down, almost as if they are waving “Hello” to you.

You should always wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap before and after handling any reptile.

To feed a garter or ribbon snake, place several living fish in his water bowl and let him decide. Once he’s hungry, he will slide into the bowl and swing his head around until he gets a fish in his mouth and swallow it whole.

Some corn snakes will refuse to eat in the daytime.

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