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Posted by mikecoscia on February 18, 2003 at 15:14:00:
In Reply to: Hatchlings posted by GECKOFREAK on February 18, 2003 at 12:46:22:
You have to be careful here. Most rack systems are made for snakes or small terrestrial lizards. These are animals that can use belly heat and do not require tall enclosures. Crested geckos are arboreal and those conditions are not acceptable. There are a few companies that make arboreal racks, such as habitat systems, however expect to pay a few hundred. Your best bet is to build your own like the ones I do above. They hold the large 15 gallon Rubbermaid’s, which provide enough room for a single adult. As far as heat goes, heat the room if you can. The geckos do better when the ambient air is warm instead of hugging a basking light in a cold room. Heat tape would only work if it is setup in a vertical position on the back of the rack. If you are planning on getting a hatchling, go with small plastic cages (above) and move it up as it grows. This way the gecko has no problems finding food or water. Cages that are too big can be just as bad as ones that are too small IMO.