Crested Geckos were reported to be extinct until 1994 when the species were found in the Isle de Pins. Today, they are becoming one of the world’s most popular geckos to keep. Crested geckos make great pets for beginners who are into reptiles. They are very docile and can be handled with care. Crested Gecko is arboreal and nocturnal so naturally they stay mostly in tree tops behind leaves and branches and stay active at night. During the day they leave the trees or move closer to the ground to sleep. They are omnivorous and eat a varied diet of insects, fruit, and other small berries.
The Crested Gecko is also known as the Eyelash Gecko due to the hair-like spikes above their lidless eyes. They have a crest running down both sides of their bodies from their eyes down to their tails. This reptile loves to jump and it should be allowed to do so. Let them jump hand to hand without any force. Like any other animals, excessive handling will most likely cause stress to a Gecko.