Crested gecko was thought to be extinct until 1994. But today, they become one of the most popular animals to keep as pets.
If you are planning to keep crested geckos, maybe you realized that there are lots of stuff you should know before getting the one for your own.
Knowing well about the time that crested geckos take to grow fully will help you prepare their good habitat, properly tank size and the kind of food you need and so on.
How big do crested geckos get?
After being re-discovered and domesticated to keep a family pet, created geckos are provided a better environment, which improves their size.
Crested geckos have a moderate size, generally, an adult is about 8-10 inches long which includes the tail can take up to 4 inches. Some smaller geckos are only reached 6-7 inches long.
The size of crested geckos also depends on their sex. The male gecko normally is a litter bigger (about 1-2 inch different) than the female one.
You can expect that your female crested geckos should weigh 25 grams while the male is 30 to 35 grams in weight.
Besides, the size of the crested geckos also depends on their species. If you want to keep the bigger geckos, there are some breeds of them will guarantee a big one.
But if you prefer to get the smaller ones, it will save you a lot of money because the feeding costs are lower.
Crested gecko growth rate
In captivity, crested geckos are growing adults quite quickly. So how long do crested geckos take to grow? It takes 14-19 months for a baby to become a fully grown adult.
Baby crested geckos after hatching measure 3-4 inches and weigh 2-5 grams. Normal crested geckos could reach 25 grams before they accelerate their growth rates.
However, this time can be changed because geckos in different environments could show different growth rates. Some fluctuation in humidity and temperature may have an impact on the growth rates of crested geckos.
Crested geckos will reach their age of having sex when they are 9 months old. But this is not an ideal time for female geckos to be pregnant. You should wait until they reach adulthood to allow them to be pregnant.