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    Question 2 baby cresties enclosure


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    Hello!

    Next month I'll be getting 2 cresties, they'll be like 2 moths old

    What's the best enclosure I can get for them?

    Thanks!

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    If these are your first cresties, consider just getting one at first. You may not be able to sex them until they are 20 grams. Two males should not be kept together.

    Check out these 2 links for crestie tips:
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    They would be my 3rd and 4th cresties

    The others are in different enclosures, the new ones are about to hatch in a few days and I want to be prepared
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    You're welcome.

    An Exo Terra vertical vivarium 18 x 18 x 24 inches/45 x 45 x 60 cm or a National Geographic vivarium 16 x 16 x 24 inches would be nice. Even young cresties can feel at home in larger vivs as long as there is sufficient cover. To provide increased privacy, 3 of 4 sides can be covered with something like brown paper bags.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    I forgot that little trick of covering the walls, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badtz View Post
    I forgot that little trick of covering the walls, thanks!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I have the chance to buy the Exo Terra 36x18x24 do you think I can use it for them or let the offer pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badtz View Post
    I have the chance to buy the Exo Terra 36x18x24 do you think I can use it for them or let the offer pass?
    Are you getting a good deal on it? That's pretty huge! If it didn't work out, you could always use floor-to-screen top plexiglas as a divider.

    As long as you set out Pangea's Complete Powdered Diet and/or crickets in several locations and totally filled it with cover, both cresties may be fine. If they both turn out male, then there will be aggression.

    I think Hilde has had experience using a large enclosure for a group of crestie hatchlings. I don't know how old they were when she separated them. Also: some people only keep pairs together for mating.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    It would be great for adult cresties! But you would need to put a divider into it. Maybe a piece of acrylic cut to size, and cemented in with aquarium-safe silicone? I would also suggest multiple feeding stations for a while, and as stated, lots of cover. That will make it difficult to see your babies while they are small, so if you get the big tank, maybe also just get a couple of plastic tubs and use those until it/they are big enough to put in the bigger tank. Those dog-food type tubs with ventilation holes added, work great and are inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Are you getting a good deal on it? That's pretty huge! If it didn't work out, you could always use floor-to-screen top plexiglas as a divider.
    Yeah, same price as the 18x24. I thought of using something to divide it, is it big enough to avoid agressions or will I have that problem even in a terrarium that big?


    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    It would be great for adult cresties! But you would need to put a divider into it. Maybe a piece of acrylic cut to size, and cemented in with aquarium-safe silicone? I would also suggest multiple feeding stations for a while, and as stated, lots of cover. That will make it difficult to see your babies while they are small, so if you get the big tank, maybe also just get a couple of plastic tubs and use those until it/they are big enough to put in the bigger tank. Those dog-food type tubs with ventilation holes added, work great and are inexpensive.
    Good advise, I need many ideas. For the first months I guess the best is to keep them under a "more controlled environment" and then let them go wild in that big tank

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