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    Talking First Crestie! Questions/Set-Up/Concerns


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    Hello! I'm new to this forum and new to crested geckos! Yesterday was a big day for me because I purchased my first crested! (Well, first gecko in general!) I don't know what gender he/she is (too young), so I'll just refer to Pocket as they/them

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    Pocket Pocket Pocket! IMG_7258.jpg I bought this little bugger yesterday at my local reptile expo!I have been wanting a crestie for a while, and prepard. I am worried about how young they are (about 3 months), and I wouldv'e gotten an adult, but I got Pocket for 2 reasons:
    1: WE BONDED!
    2: Adults were pretty $$
    But I think I can do it! I've kept snakes for a while now, so I have a basic idea. I'm up for the challenge!
    (He is eating Pangea Banana and Apricot, and I'll offer dusted, live pinhead crickets on Thursday)

    Set-Up!
    I was actually planning on getting a sub-adult/adult, so I prepared a big tub! Pocket was way too little for that, so I did a bit of last minute DIY-ing. I stopped by Dollar Tree on my way home and got some stuff to put this little thing together! If you'd like, I can go more in depth about how I made it.
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    At least I have a tub set up for when they're bigger!

    Temps and humidity!
    So, I'm keeping Pocket's tub on the shelf underneath one of my snake's tanks, where it stays around 74F-75F during the day and dropping to 70F-71F at night. I don't have any kind of lighting or heat source. I mist twice a day, when I wake up and before I go to sleep.

    I might have messed up...
    This has been bugging me all day. I really really hope I didn't hurt them! I was trying to help them get some up their shed off (which I did) and I was pulling reallly gently. They started to open their mouth and just kept it open for a sec. I don't know what this means... I got all their shed off. I wanted to get the shed off because I like to frame all my animals first shed with me, and I knew if I put them back like that they'd eat it. I just hope I didn't hurt them. They've been acting competly normal now, though.

    Thank you for reading! I hope Pocket has a long, healthy life Please give me some constructinve critisim if I'm doing ANYTHING wrong! I need to know! Thank you!
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    hey-
    keep in mind that cresteds are arboreal geckos. if your gecko is spending a lot of time in the hide on the ground, he is probably stressed out? if he's hanging out on the branches and in the foliage, that's normal behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    hey-
    keep in mind that cresteds are arboreal geckos. if your gecko is spending a lot of time in the hide on the ground, he is probably stressed out? if he's hanging out on the branches and in the foliage, that's normal behavior.
    Well, is it okay if s/he sleeps inside his hide or on the ground between some leaves? That's where I usually find them. Though around 7:30pm and on I can find them on the bamboo sticks and climbing around, they just don't sleep up there.
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    Oh! And another question I have that I forgot to put up there is:
    Pocket always has Pangea food, but as far as crickets go do I just give him 2-5 once a week? Every other day? Sorry, Thanks!
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    it depends on how much/fast he eats and how big the crickets are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    it depends on how much/fast he eats and how big the crickets are.
    Okay! I'll plan on every 5 days. Thank you
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    I don't want to spam this thread, so I'll make it short.
    Is this normal? They've been sleeping on the ground, but during the night is up in the bamboo. Also, they haven't gained any more weight (still at 3g). I don't visualy see any Pangea gone, but when I gave them fresh yesterday I held some up and they ate it. I'm sorry! I'm a worried crested gecko mom! I've been reading on here and I'm seeing alot of babies just randomly die... I shouldv'e gotten an adult... I'm just nevous. This marks Pockets fourth day with us.
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    -Unsexed- Partial Pinstripe Harlequin Crested Gecko (Pocket)
    -Unsexed- Flame Crested Gecko (Bea)


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    are you seeing little poops? also, sometimes it takes a few weeks to adjust. and I wouldn't expect significant weight gain for at least a month or more, tiny cresties grow slowly.

    if it's only been 4 days, I would suggest giving your gecko more time and space to adjust to his new surroundings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    are you seeing little poops? also, sometimes it takes a few weeks to adjust. and I wouldn't expect significant weight gain for at least a month or more, tiny cresties grow slowly.

    if it's only been 4 days, I would suggest giving your gecko more time and space to adjust to his new surroundings.
    I haven't seen any poop, but I haven't really checked. Good, I'll do another weigh-in in a month. I'll ease off them lol. I've only held them outside of the tub maybe twice? I know that's not good, but it was only for about 5 mintes each. To show my sisters, and to check on them/take some pictures.
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    -Unsexed- Partial Pinstripe Harlequin Crested Gecko (Pocket)
    -Unsexed- Flame Crested Gecko (Bea)


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