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    Question Is this actually a crested gecko?

    Hi, I'm in the UK and looking for my first crested gecko, a female so that I have the possibility of keeping more after time. I've been doing my research (mostly on this site) and though they're still quite rare over here I've found one in a pet shop about an hour and a half from me. I asked for a photo and have got the one below, but it doesn't even look like a crested gecko to me? Or is it just that it doesn't really have any crests. Also, I don't know if the substrate its on is going to cause it health problems (the viv I've got sorted has paper towels)


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    That doesnt appear like a crested gecko to me ... i would see if there is any local breeders or someone that can ship you one from online. Good luck.
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    Nope I don't think so I would try searching online.

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    Nope not a crestie.
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    Looks like a bibrons gecko maybe?? Had one once, not very much fun to keep.
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    Yeah, appears to be a Bibrons to me as well
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    Welcome to Pangea!!

    Could you possibly get a better picture??

    One of him on the floor of the tank-taken from above??

    That would make him easier to identify.
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    Yeah I vote a bibron gecko also, 100%.

    You are correct in thinking the substrate they are using is a bad one. Different species can be housed on different things, but even bibrons dont do well on wood chips. For a crestie if you are going to start with a smaller one, def paper towels are the way to go with them.

    We do have a few UK members/breeders here on the forum, I believe one might actually have a banner on here...dont remember. I dont remember who it was though....errr...
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    Hey, there's a member on here, Sarasin, who lives in the UK and breeds, and she's very knowledgeable and has beautiful animals. There are several other members in the UK, hopefully they can pipe up and let you know their experiences in buying cresties, where they got theirs, and if they're happy with them?
    Its great that you're doing research on these guys. They're an easy friendly gecko to keep.
    And Yep, that looks like a Bibron's gecko to me as well, but I'm not very knowledgeable on that species.
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    Good luck finding your crestie. What every that its, I must agree with the others, not a crested gecko. There are occational shows over there as well. hamberg maybe.
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