Crested Gecko Facts for Kids

The crested gecko (Correlophus ciliatus) is a gecko subspecies native to the New Caledonia. Scientists thought that the crested gecko had become extinct until in 1994 when it was discovered yet again. Crested geckos make pretty popular pets.

Crested geckos are also called eyelash gecko, Guichenot’s giant gecko, and New Caledonian crested gecko.

Adult geckos reach a length of 7 – 9 inches.

Crested geckos are foundcrested gecko facts in New Caledonia, Isle of Pines, and Grande Terre.

Crested geckos make habitats in rainforests.

They have omnivorous diet. Crested geckos also eat fruits and insects.

They live in trees. Gecko’s tail helps it to maintain balance while moving between the trees. Unlike leopard gecko, the crested gecko is unable to regrow its tail once it is shed.

Like other geckos, crested geckos must clean their eyes with their tongue. They lack eyelids but they do possess eyelashes.

The female lays 2 eggs which can take 2 to 5 months to hatch.

The average lifespan of a crested gecko is about 10 – 20 years.

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