Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus) are native to several small islands off the coast of Eastern Australia. Crested Geckos are a semi-arboreal gecko that spend most of their time hiding small trees and low bushes. Crested Geckos feed on insects and fruits and in most cases can be kept at room temperature. The ease of care, nice temperament and variety of color and patters have made the Crested Gecko one of the most popular and available pets in the reptile world. I still find it surprising that this now common lizard was thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered in 1994.
I had previously keep a breeding group of Crested Geckos in 2009. I always felt like I was going to break them and actually lost my breeding group and their offspring due to an AC unit failure later that year. After that failure, I couldn’t bring myself to get anymore. In late 2016, I had someone give me an older adult male crested gecko to rehome and I became hooked on these friendly lizards again. I decided to get together another breeding group just for fun and picked up 3 more young geckos from my pal Sean Bradley at Exotics by Nature. Since the tailless geckos need loving too….all three that I picked up had lost their tails. My daughters love these little one and I couldn’t be happier with this project.