Are Crested Geckos Good Pets for Kids?
Crested Geckos as Pets? For Kids?
Crested geckos are a popular choice for children who are interested in keeping a pet reptile. These small lizards are easy to care for and can make great companions for kids.
One of the best things about crested geckos is that they are low maintenance. They do not require a lot of space so they can be kept in a relatively small terrarium (12"x12"x18" Enclosure Size). They do not require a source of heat or UV light, unlike most reptiles (room temperature is fine), which makes them easy to care for even for younger kids.
Crested geckos are also very docile and friendly, making them a great choice for children. They do not bite and are easy to handle, making them a great first pet for kids. These geckos have a lifespan of around 10-15 years on average, so they can be a great companion for many years.
The bulk of their diet is going to be an easy to make fruit paste that can be mixed with water. When it comes to feeding, crested geckos are opportunistic feeders and will eat a variety of insects such as crickets and mealworms as well as the fruit paste. Crested Geckos will eat about 3-4 days out of the week. It is important to provide a varied diet to ensure they get all the necessary nutrients.
Overall, crested geckos are a great choice for children who are interested in keeping a pet reptile. They are easy to care for, friendly, and can make great companions for many years. Through out the years, pets have been a great way to show kids the importance of responsibility and duty. With proper care, they can be a great addition to any family.
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