View Full Version : are Crested Geckos good for me?

04-14-2005, 04:55 PM
I have done lots of research on these geckos, and they dont require such a high temperature. i just wanted to know if a 50 watt bulb could heat them well. Do they need UV because they are nocturnal? i have read in caresheets that the dont. and i also wanted to know if this tank was large enough.... 20 in long, 24 in high, 10 in wide. I probably wont even get one, i was just wondering if thats a good tank size and good heating.

04-14-2005, 11:49 PM
If they are properly supplemented with calcuim that contains d3 and vitamins,(which do not contain d3, they will be fine without a UV light. Too much d3 is bad for them. D3 helps them absorb the calcium.

As for tank size, that's too big for babies. That might be good for a one or two adults.
As for the 50W bulb, that's going to depend on your enclosure and the ambient temp of your house. I keep my cresties in the range from 70 to 75 F without any extra heating (except to make sure they temp does not drop befow 70 in the wintertime).