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    Hi!
    I am hoping to get my first ever chahoua later this year but first I have a question. I do own a couple of cresties and in doing research on chewies I see their care is similar.
    My question is what are the main difference in chewies care and crested care?
    I just want to make sure I have everything prepared for when I buy one.
    Thanx!

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    Bump--would like to know as well

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    I'm sure other chewie owners with more experience than me will chime in, but when I purchased my chewie I found there were 3 major differences to keeping cresteds:

    1) their diet should include more gut loaded/dusted bugs in addition to a regular supply of CGD.
    2) when I purchased my chewie from Leapin' Leachies, Steve recommended that I keep the humidity a little higher. I mist my chewie a little more heavily/frequently to achieve this.
    3) they are heavier-bodied animals, so they need more thick perches in their enclosure.

    Other than that I've found their care to be pretty much the same. Hope that helps!

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    OffTheRhac hit everything. My only additional isn't about care, but about the perches OffTheRhac mentioned. They love corkbark. I usually add it into all of my chahoua enclosures. Rounds or flats.

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    Yes, corkbark=happychahoua
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    Great!
    Thanx for advice!

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    Also- provide MUCH more room than ypu would with a Crested gecko. Don't forget that, guys!

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