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Posted by CrestedGecko.com on October 18, 2002 at 08:52:44:
In Reply to: Would a 10 Gallon Be Big Enough? posted by David327 on October 18, 2002 at 07:21:53:
:For one cresty? I have an extra 10 layin around and I'm really interested in gettin a cresty. Would this be big enough? Thanx for any help.
A 10 gallon tank will meet the needs of the gecko, although it is a bit on the small side. Usually, I recommend a 20 high or 29 gallon for singles or pairs. The problem with small cages is that it is difficult to give the gecko everything it needs, including perches/climbing branches, a hiding place, and a water bowl and a proper temperature gradient. Luckly, it is vey easy to provide these for Crested Geckos. The other drawback is that you will have to clean the cage more frequently. Small cages dirty up quicky, especially with cresteds who like to defecate down the sides of their enclosures (I wish they'd just use a corner of the cage like leopards!). Anyway, as long as you can provide everything the gecko needs, you should be ok with a 10 gallon. If at all possible, try to get a larger cage set up for it.