Dec 172018

Crested geckos:

One of our baby flame crested geckos hanging out in a plant. They’ll get more red as they grow.

These adorable little lizards are a great start starter lizards since their requirements are fairly easy to meet. The come from what are called “cloud forests” on New Caledonia, cooler and humid subtropical environments, so they prefer it on the cooler side and very humid. They’re arboreal, preferring to spend their time in the trees, so they do best in a vertical terrarium. Load it up with plants and vines to create a happy and beautiful environment! Their diet consists of fruits, nectar, and insects; this diet is easy to provide with the ZooMed Crested Gecko Food (in fact, prepared diets like this are responsible for making crested geckos so popular and common) combined with fresh fruit and small insects. 


As much as we love our reptiles, let’s face it – they’re not too much into the holiday season. It’s a cold time for them, and they just want to be warm. So treat yourself or the herpetology friend in your life with some new equipment!

Change up their cage and give it a fresh look with new decorations! 

Galapagos Sapa Corner hide is the perfect hide for any tank. Multiple front openings allow animals to enter and exit as they please while providing security. Place the back of the hide against the side of the tank to create a viewing window without disturbing them. Ideal for all reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

Galapagos Flexible Bridges provide a unique customization option for any terrarium. Bend, twist, and mold the bridges to fit any terrarium environment. Great for all reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

We have a range of decorations, perfect for any desert or tropical reptile!

Considering getting into reptile keeping, or know someone that wants to? It’s easy with our Zilla starter kits. They come in desert or tropical, with all the basics to make it easy to get you started!

Stop by and talk with out experienced staff to find out which reptile may be best for you and how to help them thrive. You can always check out our list of care sheets on our website for a comprehensive over view of the requirements of the different reptiles we carry!

Don’t forget, it is not uncommon in the winter for reptiles to slow down and lose their appetite. The temperature may be the same, but the decreased hours of light can make them want to brumate. Unless they have been prepared for slowing down, it can be a dangerous process for them. Keep them perky and eating by increasing their temperature. A heat bulb at a higher wattage, or moving the light closer to the tank with a lamp stand can bring the temperature up. And save your lower watt bulbs for the late spring when you lower the temperature back.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.