For your convenience, we have put together a list of the crested gecko supplies that ReptiFiles personally recommends for the health of your new pet, as well as your own peace of mind. In other words, we’ve basically done the shopping for you! ?
Although crested geckos are commonly recommended as an ideal “first reptile,” please note that even the easiest reptiles can be expensive and high-maintenance to keep. If you are not prepared to purchase everything required for the health and wellbeing of a crested gecko, this is not the pet for you.
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- Front-opening 18″x18″x24″ enclosure (or larger)
- 40w white incandescent heat bulb
- Plug-in lamp dimmer
- 5.5″ ceramic socket dome lamp
- 5% fluorescent coil UVB bulb, 26w, x2
- 18″ dual light hood
- Plug-in light timer
- Infrared temperature gun
- Pressure sprayer
- Digital thermometer/hygrometer
- Live or artificial plants
- Magnetic feeding ledge
- Food dishes
- Crested gecko diet
- Calcium supplement
- Digital kitchen scale
Approximate investment before crested gecko purchase: $250 – $350 USD
Keep in mind that everything should be purchased and set up BEFORE you get the gecko. This will save you a lot of stress, and does your new pet a big favor, too.
We also recommend finding an experienced reptile veterinarian in your area. It’s always better to do a little bit of research when nothing’s wrong than to find yourself in a panic when your pet gets sick. Start here: Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams.
Downloadable Shopping Lists
Do you prefer to have a physical shopping list in hand as you peruse your favorite independently-owned pet shop? We like shopping lists too, so we made one that you can either pull up on your phone or print out. Here you go: