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Old 09-09-2012, 10:07 PM
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I have just purchased the VivExotic VX36 36" Vivarium Tobacco Walnut and I am a first time reptile owner. I am wondering whether it is alright to house crested geckos in this vivarium or if I am better getting a different lizard. Any advice would be fantastic and if a or number of crested geckos cannot be house in this vivarium what could be??

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:15 PM
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Crested Geckos require a high humidity (around 80%), so I wouldn't advise a wooden vivarium, they're also arboreal so the height is more important than the length, the perfect environment for a pair would be an exo-terra 45x45x60.

That vivarium would be perfect for a Leopard Gecko.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:19 PM
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Other than a leopard gecko (and how many if I were to) what would you otherwise advise and how many ???

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:42 PM
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Other than a leopard gecko (and how many if I were to) what would you otherwise advise and how many ???

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One leopard gecko, especially for a new owner, lizards can and will fight violently. What other animals have you looked in to?

Why did you buy a viv first before deciding what animal to buy?
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:50 AM
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To be honest with a three-foot your options are quite limited, you would have been better off going all out and getting a 4x2, that way you would have had plenty of options.

I second mstypical, why did you purchase the vivarium in the first place?

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:33 PM
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Crested Geckos require a high humidity (around 80%), so I wouldn't advise a wooden vivarium, they're also arboreal so the height is more important than the length, the perfect environment for a pair would be an exo-terra 45x45x60.

That vivarium would be perfect for a Leopard Gecko.
Can you house one in a 30x30x45?


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Old 04-10-2012, 05:39 PM
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You could get away with a 30x30x45 for one, but in my opinion -- more room the better! Cresties are great explorers and during the night will make the most of any room thats provided for them. You may also be interested in a trio or pair down the line, in which case if you have the 45x45x60, after a quarantine period, you could look at adding another.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:55 PM
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I keep 14 cresties in breeding pairs and trios, all in exo terras' (45x60).
Exo's are brilliant for humidity if sprayed regularly - I spray twice a day, and I also live plant. I have 3 45x60 exo's ready in case of seperation (and to seperate my males to give the girls a break) and as far as I'm concerned this is a must for any good keeper; better to be safe than sorry.
I agree with the above posts, 3ft does limit you but as it's a wooden viv it wouldn't be suitable for the high humidity requirements or live planting. Maybe a leo?
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could put a young bearded dragon in it
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