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    The squeak is likely to be a distress noise and...

    The squeak is likely to be a distress noise and the biting is a clear indication that he isn't happy being handled. Given how recently he came to live with you, I would recommend stopping handling...
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    Furniture The specifics aren't hugely important,...

    Furniture
    The specifics aren't hugely important, but any furniture you put in there needs to be able to support the weight of the gecko. Cresties can climb and jump in quite a boistrous manner, so...
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    I would recommend getting some more leaves, some...

    I would recommend getting some more leaves, some hollow bamboo and some twisty vines to fill as much of the empty space as is practical. This will give your new friend more climbing to do and more...
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    Start slowly and gradually, for example by just...

    Start slowly and gradually, for example by just putting your hand near him in his viv for a few minutes, and build up to handling over the course of a few weeks. Pay attention to the gecko and stop...
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    It can take a couple of weeks for them to settle...

    It can take a couple of weeks for them to settle in and start eating. I would advise causing as little disruption as possible whilst he gets used to his new territory.

    Does he have lots of places...
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    My crestie has had eco earth substrate, with a...

    My crestie has had eco earth substrate, with a top layer of orchid bark, for about 2 years with no issues. He has hunted crickets safely many times. Once he missed the cricket and got some substrate...
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    I'd go with vertical. My mourning geckos like to...

    I'd go with vertical. My mourning geckos like to climb.
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    Hmm, hadn't heard of them being able to lay eggs...

    Hmm, hadn't heard of them being able to lay eggs all on their own. I'm less sure about it now than I was before reading your post. Has she been living alone all her life?
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    That is very sad. Poor gecko. I would suggest...

    That is very sad. Poor gecko.

    I would suggest having a group of at least 3. They are very social creatures and I have observed mine playing together and helping each other with things (e.g. one...
  10. Thread: New Tank

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    You could try adding a heat lamp or CHE on a...

    You could try adding a heat lamp or CHE on a thermostat.
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    Recently adopted mourning geckos

    I got 3 beautiful mourning geckos yesterday :D They seem to be settling in well and all of them have eaten already! I also got to watch some awesome tail-waggling displays whilst they decided who was...
  12. It can take several days for a crested gecko to...

    It can take several days for a crested gecko to settle in to a new home and become comfortable enough there to go looking for food. When they feel unsettled or stressed they usually stop eating for a...
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    My crestie, Plink, enjoys Repashy and often...

    My crestie, Plink, enjoys Repashy and often clears his plate. It's normal for cresties to sometimes ignore their food for a day or two at a time (or sometimes longer if they have recently moved...
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    I found a mat wasn't that great for my crestie as...

    I found a mat wasn't that great for my crestie as he doesn't spend much time on the floor, but I added a 25 watt daytime heat lamp and that does the trick. Some people use a ceramic heat lamp on a...
  15. Thanks for all the tips. He seems to be getting...

    Thanks for all the tips. He seems to be getting quite comfortable and is definitely eating at least every couple of days (I change the CGD for fresh daily just in case). I've spotted him licking up...
  16. Thank you all for the advice. My husband added...

    Thank you all for the advice. My husband added more foliage for the little guy this evening. He volunteered to come out and sit on my husband's hand for a couple of minutes during this process too,...
  17. 3796537966Tank is 60cm high, 45 cm wide and 45 cm...

    3796537966Tank is 60cm high, 45 cm wide and 45 cm deep. The gecko is around 13 weeks old and is approx 8 cm from snout to vent.

    I spotted him eating at around 21:00 yesterday, so I think he's...
  18. How can I help my new juvenile crestie settle in?

    Does anybody have any tips for helping my new crestie settle in comfortably? I've never kept reptiles before and want to make sure the little guy is happy and healthy in his new home. "He" (not sure...
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