How often should I mist my Crested gecko's terrarium?

Well, well, well, we have a concerned Crested gecko parent in our midst! Let's discuss how often you should mist your Crested gecko's enclosure.  


Crested geckos are native to the humid forests of New Caledonia, so it's essential to maintain a relatively high humidity level in their terrarium to ensure they stay healthy. Misting your Crested gecko's terrarium is like giving your pet a personal rainforest experience - it's like they're on a tropical vacation, right in the comfort of their enclosure! 😉


The ideal humidity level for a Crested gecko is around 50-70%, with occasional spikes up to 80% during misting or when the gecko is shedding. To maintain this humidity level, you should mist your gecko's terrarium once or twice a day, depending on the size of the enclosure and the current humidity level. You can use a spray bottle to mist the walls and plants or a misting system for larger enclosures. It's crucial not to over-mist, as this can lead to stagnant water and promote the growth of harmful bacteria.


In addition to providing the necessary humidity, misting provides a source of hydration for your gecko. Imagine misting your gecko's terrarium as if you're setting up a spa day for your scaled friend - you're providing them with essential hydration while also helping them shed their old skin and emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


Crested geckos will often drink droplets of water from the leaves and walls of their terrarium, so it's essential to keep the water clean and fresh.

Why did the Crested gecko refuse to drink from a water dish? Because they preferred the ambiance of sipping droplets off their enclosure wall, like a true connoisseur. 👌

So there you have it - the ideal humidity level for a Crested gecko and how often to mist their terrarium to maintain that level. Remember, though, that every gecko is different and may have slightly different preferences regarding misting. So watch your gecko's behavior closely and adjust your misting schedule accordingly. Happy misting!


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