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    Yeah I'm thinking about starting to get into owning geckos so if any experts see this, are Crested geckos better than Leopard geckos or is it the other way?

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    Better at what?
    Whichever species you prefer is what you should get. Both are easy for beginners to keep, if that's what you're asking.
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    Pros and cons in my opinion:
    Leopard gecko pro: less jumpy, long rather than tall cage if cage height is a challenge,
    con: requires heat and bugs

    Crested gecko pro: doesn't necessarily need heat (depends on your house) or bugs
    con: can be jumpy, needs food mixed, needs a tall, large cage (12x12x18 is really too small)

    Of course, depending on your taste, any of the cons could be pro's for you or vice versa. Go to a reptile show if possible and handle a few of each.

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    My husband told me that Crested Geckos are easier to handle since they are calm and docile compared to Leopard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isabellamor View Post
    My husband told me that Crested Geckos are easier to handle since they are calm and docile compared to Leopard.
    It depends on the gecko. I have leopard and crested geckos that like to chill in my hand and I have leopard and crested geckos who hate being held and will squirm and even bite to get free.

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    I've owned both leopard and crested geckos, and I'd say it really depends on what works best for you, and the personality of the gecko. I have a docile crested gecko and a skittish leopard gecko, but I've heard it's the other way around for a lot of people.
    Leopard gecko pros: Lots of personality, only eat every few days, rarely drop tails, and less jumpy.
    Leopard gecko cons: Require heat, and more difficult to remove stuck shed.

    Crested gecko pros: Easy to handle and don't require heat (depending on environment.)
    Crested gecko cons: Jumpy, require daily fruit mix (and occasionally insects,) and some may easily drop their tails.

    My first gecko was a leopard gecko, but it completely depends on your preference. When you're able to, go out to your local reptile shop/show and handle a few geckos, then go from there. Good luck!

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