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    Question Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    On my other poll, http://ball-pythons.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120861, I had Leopard Gecko, Fat Tailed Gecko, Crested Gecko, and Gargoyle Gecko as the choices.

    The Leopard Gecko and Crested Gecko are the most popular with a tie of 6 votes each. Anyways, I am tied between the two. They are both awesome, come in amazing colors, and seem relatively easy. Especially since there are a lot of people who own them.

    I was wondering which one you liked the best, and why? And if you like a different gecko species, please tell me the species and what you like about them.
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    Both extremely simple to care for, but both are completely different. Cresties need a more arboreal enclosure while Leos need a more terrestrial enclosure. Both very great pets, but I prefer Leos over Cresties. To me, their husbandry is more simpler.
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolioTiffany View Post
    Both extremely simple to care for, but both are completely different. Cresties need a more arboreal enclosure while Leos need a more terrestrial enclosure. Both very great pets, but I prefer Leos over Cresties. To me, their husbandry is more simpler.
    I have to agree, totally different. It is completely up to personal preference- I always thought of leos as a more advanced species in terms of care due to heating requirments.
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    as noted before thr rhac species are alot easier to take care of, simple powder food everyday and a cage. no heat or anything. piece of cake!
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    Quote Originally Posted by ls1goat04 View Post
    as noted before thr rhac species are alot easier to take care of, simple powder food everyday and a cage. no heat or anything. piece of cake!
    And misting 1-2 times a day. If it is really dry where you live you can provide a humid hide.
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    yup misting for sure. i have to mist all my kids except the beardie. he gets baths lol
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    I've got one of each, and I love them both for their own individual personalities and quirks. My leo pretends to be grumpy (she's really a softie, and will climb right up onto your hand), and is IMO beautiful. The crestie, on the other hand, is a hyperactive court jester. She's so goofy, and the unintentional comedy she creates is just great. I'm not sure I could really choose between them. As far as husbandry goes, I'll say the leo's cage is easier to clean, but the crestie is easier to feed. Cresties poop everywhere, whereas leos pick a corner to use as the bathroom. Leos need live insects, and some people don't like to deal with that, whereas cresties can live exclusively on powdered meals.

    Basically, if you want cute and goofy and don't mind misting and (somewhat) more involved cage cleaning, cresties are for you. If you don't mind crickets/other insects and want cage cleaning to be simple, go for the leo. Either way, you'll have a great pet.
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    my bf and i have 5 crested geckos- if you don't mind misting, they're wiked cool to take care of.. it is also pretty simple to set up an automatic misting system thats not too expensive. Other then the misting thing, cresties are pretty easy to take care of... just do some spot cleaning everyday and you can feed them just crested gecko diet, no necessary need for crickets or other bugs if yur into that.

    You can keep live plants in yur cresite cage (which you will then have to light..) but its fun seeing the plant grow and seeing where the crestie goes on it. a plant also helps keep humidity in the cage better then fake ones, but you have to make sure that the plant is ok for the gecko ( there is a list somewhere.. i don't know if there is one on this site or not.. we've googled it to figure out which plant we like..)
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    I love them both, but prefer the leopard. They are much easier to hold and seem to like it more. In my experience, the crested are more jumpy.
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    Re: Crested Geckos or Leopard Geckos

    Quote Originally Posted by reptilemama38 View Post
    I love them both, but prefer the leopard. They are much easier to hold and seem to like it more. In my experience, the crested are more jumpy.
    I've seen cresteds go both ways with regard to that - my brother has one that's basically a bump on a log. Mine is a bit more, um, "active" than that when being handled, but even so, she's by no means difficult, handling-wise.
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