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    Smile More new geckos...group of five crested geckos


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    So, I was perusing kijiji and stumbled on an ad for 5 cresties for $100. I figured even with gas and the toll road costs, it would still work out to about $25-30 per gecko. I jumped on that!

    Now, the geckos seemed to be in fairly good condition, apart from missing tails. 3 males and 2 females which are all very pretty tigers or harlies. But they were kept in adapted tupperware bins, that didn't seem tall enough to me to be housing cresties. The bins were pretty dirty too.

    I've since put all except the largest male into tanks/terrariums that are suitable. Last night I kept the juvenile male and juvenile female together and was going to keep them together since that's how they came to me, but after weighing them tonight they were 18.3g (Tailless Female) and 31.5g (Male Tail Intact) so I figure they are too mature to keep together. Not impressed that the woman I got them from had them housed together and insisted that it would be fine and wouldn't mate since they've always been housed together.

    I want to wait a while to monitor everyone's health before I put anyone together.

    So here are the photos of the 4 that have been switched into their temporary homes. I haven't named anyone yet:

    Tailless Adult Female (50.7g):


    Tailless Juvy Male (30.0g):


    Tailless Juvy Female (18.3g):


    Juvy Male with Tail Intact (31.5g):


    I couldn't get a picture of the adult male (tail intact) because he wasn't cooperating when I had my camera out. I'll see what I can get of him, maybe fired up, later. He's a decent 44.3g. At least all of them were fed well.
    8.7.5 Correlophus (Rhacodactylus) ciliatus [Eyelash Crested Gecko]

    1.1.0 Malaclemys terrapin terrapin [Northern Diamondback Terrapin]
    0.0.2 Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni [Mississippi Map Turtle]
    1.1.1 Pogona vitticeps [Central (Inland) Bearded Dragon]

    0.0.1 Ceratophrys ornata [Argentine Horned Frog]
    3.1.1 Agapornis roseicollis [Peach-Faced Lovebird]
    1.0.0 Canis familiaris [Domestic Dog - Great Dane]


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    Someone had been asking about crestie bites a while ago I think, and I had never been bitten really before, but this group obviously has not been handled much. So sad.

    One bit me really badly tonight. So bad I almost dropped him, poor guy! I'm having a week and a half with these guys. Last night one made a break for it when I was moving him to his new terrarium and I was chasing him all over my house for a good half hour. Darn gecko was lightning fast and too good at hiding under my shelves.

    So here's my worst bite:



    I think the bite and scratch you can see are worse because my skin is so sensitive and delicate in that area, because the one bite and scratches on my hand barely left a mark.

    I guess I'll just have to handle them more often and be really careful with them.
    8.7.5 Correlophus (Rhacodactylus) ciliatus [Eyelash Crested Gecko]

    1.1.0 Malaclemys terrapin terrapin [Northern Diamondback Terrapin]
    0.0.2 Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni [Mississippi Map Turtle]
    1.1.1 Pogona vitticeps [Central (Inland) Bearded Dragon]

    0.0.1 Ceratophrys ornata [Argentine Horned Frog]
    3.1.1 Agapornis roseicollis [Peach-Faced Lovebird]
    1.0.0 Canis familiaris [Domestic Dog - Great Dane]


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    First, I have to say, the plastic bins are a good way to go usually, as long as they are sized correctly. Second, good call with not housing those geckos together. That was a bad call on the previous owner's part. At that size, females can breed. It isn't good for their health, but it usually will happen. She may be the nicest pick up too in my opinion.

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    The bins wouldn't have been bad if they had been more tall and put together a bit better. One of them was cracked badly. A couple were about 6" tall, and one of them was no more than 2" tall. Not the right sizes in my opinion.

    They'll all eventually be moved into glass terrariums that are at least 12" tall, probably 18" tall permanently once I get everything ready to do the major switcheroo for all my geckos.
    8.7.5 Correlophus (Rhacodactylus) ciliatus [Eyelash Crested Gecko]

    1.1.0 Malaclemys terrapin terrapin [Northern Diamondback Terrapin]
    0.0.2 Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni [Mississippi Map Turtle]
    1.1.1 Pogona vitticeps [Central (Inland) Bearded Dragon]

    0.0.1 Ceratophrys ornata [Argentine Horned Frog]
    3.1.1 Agapornis roseicollis [Peach-Faced Lovebird]
    1.0.0 Canis familiaris [Domestic Dog - Great Dane]


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    You are correct. Those dimensions are horrible. 12 inches high should be good enough for height in most cases. They will use any extra height given though.

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