View Full Version : To water or not to water...that is my question
03-15-2011, 07:18 PM
OK, I have been on various different cresty sites and some say cresteds won't drink from water dishes because they can't see them so mist and then others say that water dishes are the primary water source and misting is just a back up. I want to know if i should put a water dish in, I currently mist twice a day.
03-15-2011, 07:30 PM
I've watched mine drink from her water dish on more than one occasion. I say do both.
03-15-2011, 07:34 PM
I've never seen mine drink from his, but I've seen evidence of him climbing in it.
I do both- no matter which drinking method (and each gecko may gecko may have different preferences), it offers better humidity level doing both. IMHO, of course.
03-15-2011, 09:33 PM
I've seen both of mine drink from their water dishes, and they seem to like putting their feet in the water. I would say put them in.
03-15-2011, 09:34 PM
All my Cresteds have water dishes and I've watched them drink plenty of times. I also mist them.
03-15-2011, 10:12 PM
I also say do both. They will almost always drink from a misting, and even if they don't drink from a water dish, its never a bad thing to have it in there.... It also depends on the humidity in the room. We used to use misting to keep the humidity up, but not that we keep the entire room humid, we mist much much less and use water dishes as the primary water source.
03-15-2011, 10:17 PM
I do both. I've seen my adults drink out of their dishes often and they don't seem to drink the droplets from mistings a great deal. However, my little babies really seem to like their water as mist. But they also get small dishes of water too. It helps a bit with humidity and gives them another option. I've always been a bit skeptical of that whole "they don't use/need a water dish" line of reasoning. I doubt that it really rains every two or three hours in their native habitat, so I bet they do drink from shallow pools and not just rain and dew.
03-15-2011, 10:39 PM
I now use water dishes as an absolute must, but am also going to get a humidifier set up in the gecko room(s). It really depends on your ambient humidity, dehydration is a killer. :(
03-15-2011, 10:56 PM
I've only had mine for two weeks, but he seems to like having a water dish in there. I haven't seen him drink from it, but i have seen him jump and goof off in it.
So, it certainly can't hurt to put it in there.
03-15-2011, 11:11 PM
Mine wil drink from it ONLY if i replace it late at night, other than that it seems to enjoy bathing in it and pooping in it... as of now though it sleeps on the dish once its dry!
03-15-2011, 11:30 PM
You guys are great, I will put a dish in tonight!
03-22-2011, 08:32 PM
I just caught Zeus drinking water from his dish and made me remember this particular thread so I wanting to post a picture of him in the act.
sorry for the bad picture!
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