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petfreak 13-01-2012 11:35 AM

crested gecko temp
 
What do other people have the temp set at.

pigglywiggly 13-01-2012 12:02 PM

mine are at room temp.

this time of year around 18 at night, and rising to 22 to 24 in the day.

UKCrestie 13-01-2012 02:35 PM

Mine range from 18C at the cool side to 26C at the warm side.
Smaller hatchling tanks are kept a little warmer, between 20C and 26C :2thumb:

antcherry88 13-01-2012 04:38 PM

There's already loads of threads on here about this! Use the search.

IMO they need a temperature gradient just like any other reptile and so shouldn't be kept at any one temperature.

Mine's kept between 22/24 and 30/32.

pigglywiggly 13-01-2012 06:26 PM

isnt that a bit high?

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...erheating.html

CrestieGeckoGirl 13-01-2012 06:29 PM

Mine are never allowed to go over 24!

PigglyWiggly I'm with you.

STReptiles 13-01-2012 06:40 PM

32!!!! that is way to high! tops it should be is 28C

Who needs to research?

pigglywiggly 13-01-2012 06:41 PM

highest mine have gone to is 28 in the hottest summers, but i mist them more often then so the humiditys higher and they seem to cope.

antcherry88 13-01-2012 06:49 PM

30/32 isn't too high for them. It is if it's a constant temperature i.e. no gradient, of course. But as long as there's a cooler area to retreat to it's fine.

My crestie spends 10+ hours a day sitting under a basking spot of 32C. If it was too hot it would move! Judging by this behaviour you'd think it wants it even hotter. If any other lizard species spent a solid 10 hours basking you'd up the temps.

I don't know why people treat crested geckos differently from any other reptile? They need a temperature gradient to thermoregulate and they like to bask under a lamp. The same as nearly every other commonly kept lizard.

STReptiles 13-01-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antcherry88 (Post 9526170)
30/32 isn't too high for them. It is if it's a constant temperature i.e. no gradient, of course. But as long as there's a cooler area to retreat to it's fine.

My crestie spends 10+ hours a day sitting under a basking spot of 32C. If it was too hot it would move! Judging by this behaviour you'd think it wants it even hotter. If any other lizard species spent a solid 10 hours basking you'd up the temps.

I don't know why people treat crested geckos differently from any other reptile? They need a temperature gradient to thermoregulate and they like to bask under a lamp. The same as nearly every other commonly kept lizard.

Of course they need a gradient...

If your happy at keeping them at that degree then carry on but all it does is stress them.

Crested geckos are nocturnal so therefore they do not bask, even when they sleep, they may be visible in the day but they are not basking.
Youll probably find its sleeping for ten hours not basking.


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