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08-14-2009, 04:08 PM #1
how long can crested geckos go without misting?
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08-14-2009, 07:05 PM #2
08-14-2009, 11:11 PM #3
Like freekygeeky said it will depend on what type of set-up you have and the type of weather/temperature you have in your area. Either way... if you are unable to mist be sure to provide a bowl of water for your gecko.Sally
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08-15-2009, 10:39 AM #4
thanks for your replies. i have a glass cage with reptile bark as substrate. with a tempature of 69 -- 79. i always leave a small bowl of water in his cage --- i once found him in the bowl of water.
08-15-2009, 11:53 AM #5
I rarley mist mine, and often go weeks without doing that, and they are fat and healthy. They have soild for substrate and a dish of water. My temps are 80-88 degress. Eat insects and CGD every week. No worries, I think 4 days they can do standing on thier head.
08-16-2009, 12:44 AM #6
Honestly the biggest factor involved with misting the enclosure is the humidity of the room the gecko is housed in. My gecko room sits in the 50-60% range humidity wise. With the addition of small water containers and ventilation holes in the cages they comfortable sit from the 60-70% range with no further misting. In fact I never have to mist the rhac enclosures in this room.
Matt K, I think your putting a lot of unneeded stress on your geckos and jeopardizing their health long run with ambient temps in the high 80s.
08-16-2009, 11:24 AM #7
i think lepord geckos need higher tempatures than crested gecko. any thing over 80is too much in the long run for a cresty.
08-16-2009, 01:52 PM #8
I have read this before, but I have had them a few years now, and they have grown, bred, laid eggs that hatched, and otherwise seem to behave fine. I have no reason to think they are under any stress or have any adverse health issues. All are fat and happy. I have over 40 different species of reptiles currently, and have had reptiles for over 20 years. I know there are optimal conditions for all/any species and ordinarily I try to stick to the "rules". However, over the years I have often found people with exceptions to these. My cresteds came to me originally to be temporarily and it turned permanate...as they happened to seem o.k. where they were I left them alone and to this day they are still fine. I'll try to get pics posted of them soon to share and of thier enclosure. Also I have noted that weather patterns anywhere in the world are not exact and consistant, and yet life seems to persist...
...it all boils down to your general husbandry practices and conditions.
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