This is Cookie my male crested gecko (Shadow x Truffle morph)🍪💜 The crested gecko is an arboreal (tree climber), nocturnal (active at night) gecko. They measure 4 to 5 inches as a full grown adult and can live for 15-20 years. Crested geckos’ tails do come off when they are exposed to a stressful situation, and they do not regenerate. Tailless crested geckos can live perfectly normal lives, so there is no cause for concern if one’s tail is lost. Crested geckos have gentle dispositions that allow them to be handled, and they are hardy, making them a good choice for a first gecko or reptile.
Fun fact: Once thought extinct, this charming, soft-skinned gecko with big eyelashes appeared during a rainstorm in New Caledonia in 1994 and pleasantly surprised everyone! It is now one of the most popular reptiles in the pet trade.🦎 #cookiethecrestedgecko #crestedgecko #crestedgeckosofinstagram #geckosofig #emilysgeckos #gecko #geckos #repticonwestpalm