Adoption Details For Blarney!

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Date Created:
3/18/2022 9:52:36 PM
2 Year(s) 4 Month(s) Old
Primary Breed:
Crested Gecko
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0 lbs


Hi! My name is Blarney the toddler crested gecko!

I was surrendered to the rescue because I was an unexpected surprise. I am looking for a home where I am part of the family.

I am a low-maintenance, kickback, easy-going, nocturnal lizard with sticky feet. I start to stir as you start to settle for the evening. Perfect timing for you to spray my enclosure and give me some yummy food for the night!

I may or may not be awake when you get up in the morning, but the second spritz of water is all you need to do to make sure I am okay for the day! Oh, and my food is already prepared so if you don't like bugs in the house, I may be the perfect pet for you!

Being a toddler, I am quick but still manageable. I need to be handled several times a week to learn to trust hands and to form a relationship with my adult people. My age and size do not make me a good candidate for younger children.

I do like to climb so my house will need to be tall with lots of hiding places and leaves to retain the water you spray in for me to drink. While my temp should only be in the 70's, I do require a low-level UVB light during the day. While some may say it's okay for us to live with others, that's how accidents or surprises like me happen.

This is also how many of us lose our tails so I will need to live on my own to keep me happy and healthy. With the right diet, habitat, substrate, temperature, and humidity I can live a long and healthy life that can be as long as 10-20 years!

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and you will be contacted by one of our adoption counselors!

1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.

Quick Reference Guide

Animal Type
Crested Gecko
Crested geckos are an arboreal species of gecko native to New Caledonia, a group of islands between Fiji and Australia. Crested geckos measure about 8 inches long from snout to tail, and weighing 35-45 grams as adults. It takes crested geckos about 15-18 months to reach sexual maturity, with a 15-20 year lifespan. Although crested geckos are generally light tan to dark brown, they can also change color!
Difficulty Notes
Young crested geckos cna move fast so you must be carefull not to drop them. They have a prehensile tail they use to hang on to things, however, if a crested geckos lose their tail, it will not grow back.
Basking Temp
Ambient Temp
Lowest Temp
Temp Notes
Crested Geckos do not do well in high heat. They are most comfortable in the 75-80 degree range but begin the stress above that.
Diet Notes
They eat mostly fruit with occasional insects. Repashy makes a great diet for these guys. The watermellon and blueberry are favorites.
UVA Intensity
Shade Dweller
UVB Intensity
Ferguson Zone
Lighting Notes
Enclosure Size
Medium Arborial
Enclosure Notes
These guys like to climb, so provide them ample room to wander up from the bottom. A, 18x18 x 36 tall glass front opening enclosure is ideal.
Substrate Notes
Bio-active is a great substrate for crested geckos. The temps and humidity are idea and the isopods cane make a nice treat for the geckos.
Medium (30-70%)
Humidity Notes
The sweet spot is around 60-80% humidity.

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