Saturday, November 17, 2012


  Well Rafikki moved to his new, big cage! I will share a few pictures of it and share a few tips to all of you who have wondered what to do when moving your crested to a bigger cage!

                                                          Well  here is Rafikki's new home!

                      My mom & I worked really hard on this cage! It was A LOT of fun though!

                               So now I am going to list all the things I used making this cage:
                                                                    *Hydroballs(on very bottom of cage)
                                                                    *Topsoil(freeze for 72 hrs. before use)
                                                                    *Various rocks and driftwood
                                                                   *Real Pothos
                                                                    *50 watt heat lamp(for winter)
                                                                    *12 watt flourecent bulb(for plants)

     That is pretty much it, I think:) Well I hope I helped!! Oh, one more thing, DO NOT FEED YOUNG CRESTEDS IN THE TANK.....FEED IN SEPERATE CONTAINER!!  I take Rafikki out and feed him in his old Kritter Keeper. Well bye!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


   Well for this post I'm just going to share some photos of each of my geckos! I REALLY hope you enjoy!
Well hope you liked the photos!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


  Crested geckos make amazing pets! They are so fun to watch jump around and hunt for food! They are very docile and friendly. You might even catch a glimpse of them hanging from their tail! They are really awesome creatures! Their skin is as soft as silk!
     When you hold a crested gecko you MUST be cautious! They do jump! They jump from long distances! You must be alert & ready for a lunging crested!! Other than them jumping, they are awesome to hold! Their little feet and toe pads are so cute! If you are thinking about getting one you will DEFINATLEY enjoy them!

               If you have any questions email me at or leave a comment!

Friday, August 17, 2012


   Leopard geckos make EXCELLENT pets! They are so much fun to watch! There are a few rules that you need to know about before you go and hold a leopard gecko!
                                          1.) DO NOT GRAB THE TAIL!
                                          2.) Don't grab them aggressively
                                          3.) Don't put your hand in the tank straightwards, put your hand in at an angle.
                                          4.) Talk in a soothing voice to calm the gecko
                                          5.) BE GENTLE!
     I hope those rules helped you understand how to properly hold a leopard gecko. Now, let's continue with leopard geckos as pets. Leopard geckos are docile and friendly! They rarely ever bite, if you do get bit it won't hurt because they don't have teeth! Anyways, leopard geckos are AMAZING pets!

    If you have any questions email me at or leave a comment! Thank you!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


    Crested geckos are much different than Leopard geckos! Crested geckos are aboreal, which pretty much means they live in trees. Crested geckos also don't have eyelids! Let's start talking about the basic needs of a crested gecko! First, I would like to recommend that if your are planning on getting one, get a baby one! That way you have more time to bond! Okay, back on track now!:)

      As for caging, if you get a baby one, you just put them in a Kritter Keeper!! Right now Rafikki is 4 months old, so he is in a Kritter Keeper! Heres a picture!
Now, you may be asking,"well what am I supposed to put IN the Kritter Keeper?" Well here I am to answer that question!
*double layer of paper towels as the substrate
*smashed toilet paper roll (optional)
*small water dish (optional)
*fake plant for them to climb on
And there ya go! That is ALL you need for about 4-6 months!! They don't even need a heat source! They actually thrive at room temperature(75-78)! Moving on to misting, you MUST mist heavly twice a day! They need A LOT of humidity, about 60-80%! On to food, I feed Repashy Crested gecko diet & crickets supplemented in calcium D3! I would highly recommend feeding those items! I feed CGD 4x a week & crickets 3x a week. I leave the CGD in the cage for 2 days then take it out! Now, once the 4-6 months pass I am going to upgrade to a 18x18x24 Exoterra terrarium. Inside I am going to have real pothos, and possibly a peice of driftwood.

I REALLY hope I helped!! If you have ANY questions at all please, feel free to ask me I promise to help you! Once again, if you would like to email me my email is . Thank you SO much!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


    Well I have had a Leopard gecko for 4 months, so I'm not an expert. I do know A LOT about them though, because I have been doing a ton of research on these amazing reptiles. So here we go!

        Leopard geckos do not need a complex setup! My setup is not complex at all! Here is a picture of my Leopard gecko terrarium!
Here is a list of what my setup consists of:
*10 gallon tank
*brown repti-carpet
*under the tank heat pad
*tank screen(on top)
*ceramic heat lamp
*75 watt red heat bulb
*thermometer(on warm side)
*humid hide(on warm side) (sour cream container with damp paper towel & hole cut on side)
*drift wood for climbing
*drift wood hide on cool side
*water dish (on cool side)
*calcium dish
*(optional) background for back of tank

Now I will explain the importance of some things. The humid hide basically helps the shedding process. You MUST put a calcium dish in the tank! It is SO important that they have access to that calcium! It helps with their bones, so they grow properly! You use pure calcium (without D3).

If you have never really done research on Leopard geckos, but you want one, and you were wondering why I put cool side & warm side, listen up!:) Leopard geckos need to regulate their body temperatures, because they are cold blooded. So you must have a cool side and a warm side.

On the warm side you should have the following:
*ceramic heat lamp above the tank
*humid hide
and *heat pad

On the cool side you should have the following:
*main hide
*water dish
*another thermometer (optional)
*calcium dish

Now let's talk temperatures! During the day on the WARM side, it should be 78 degrees-95 degrees. During the day on the COOL side, it should be room temperature(75 degrees is good). At night it can be 65 degrees-75 degrees.

Humidity is 10- 30%(water dish will supply humidity).

Their diet consists of mealworms, crickets or superworms. You can supply treats EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE! Treats can be silkworms or waxworms, etc. 

Supplement your food with a calcium D3 & herptivite( multivitamin )

If you have ANY questions, PLEASE feel free to ask me!:) You can email me or ask me on a comment! My email is .

Monday, August 13, 2012


  Hello everyone! I'm not new to blogging, I actually have another blog ( This blog is going to be all about geckos! First, I would love to introduce my geckos to you!

                                                     First is my Leopard gecko, Lily!

She is 7 months old and about 7.5" long!

                                                       Next is my Crested gecko, Rafikki!

He is 4 months old and I got him from a reptile expo
      I enjoy geckos SO much! I am making this blog in hopes of helping other reptile lovers with their geckos or if they have any questions!