Fun facts about Crested Geckos

  • Like most geckos, cresteds do not have eyelids. Instead, they keep their eyes clean and moist by periodically licking them!
  • Also like most geckos, cresties can walk up vertical surfaces, thanks to millions of tiny “hairs” on their toe pads called setae. This doesn’t mean that they can stick to everything, however. Fortunately where the setae fail, crested geckos also have small claws to get the job done.
  • They also feature a semi-prehensile tail which is used for climbing and leaping. The same “hairs” that cover their toe pads can also be found on the tip of this tail! Interestingly, if crested geckos lose their tail, it will not grow back.