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All of our Flame Crested Geckos are bred in our shop in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
Flame Crested Geckos are a long lived species, living for an average of 15 years.
We are working towards improving the welfare of every pet reptile, which is why our expectations are so much higher than those of some other retailers and breeders. You want a healthy, happy pet and we know that our gecko habitats are a great way to achieve that! Please read our article on minimum standards (see the link in the main description below) to see why our habitats are the most effective on the market.
Our animals are only available for collection in store. Speak to our care team, or visit us in-store to purchase your new pet.
Please read our article on minimum standards – it’s very important!
This species was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered, after a tropical storm, in 1994. It was soon discovered that they settled well in captivity, bred easily, and had the bonus of being quite brightly coloured with strong patterning. Since their rediscovery they have gone from strength to strength, and are now one of the commonest species of pet gecko.
Unlike most gecko species, cresties are omnivorous. Not only do they eat insects, but in the wild they will also take fruit and nectar from flowers. In captivity, this means they are particularly easy to keep happy; there are several brands of powdered complete food that can be mixed into a paste, and the addition of suitably gut loaded and dusted feeder insects means that all their nutritional needs can be met.
Although the island they originally come from is classified as tropical, crested geckos do not like too much heat. They do like a warm area, but the background should be at around room temperature – temperatures over 30 deg c are dangerous.
Another long lived species, 15 years seems to be about average.