ok, i bought a crested at a pet stores a few days ago. Perfectly healthy, beautiful burgundy/dark red color (bought from a reptile specialty store)
while putting him/her (only a couple months old, cant sex yet) back in his/hers cage, he overshot a plant and hit his head on the glass
im not really worried, just wanted to know if that could hurt him/her, and has anybody else's cresteds done this?
Part of safe handling is knowing what you can do to lessen impacts. Try to guide when/where it might chose to leap.
That said, remember that they jump and miss all the time in the wild. Its just a natural thing. They seem to be reasonably adroit at not smashing themselves up. Between that and some simple handling precautions, you should be fine.
If your little one appears unhurt (you may want to monitor awhile), then no harm done.
My guy has done a few headers in and out of the habitat.
He likes to do 'Death from Above' maneuvers on crickets.
No use panicking though, from everything I have seen and read...thats natural.
i really tried my best to make sure he landed on a plant
they're fast little buggers when they want to be
i think hes ok though, hes crawlin around and stuff
just gave me a little bit of a scare,because i want to be a good parent to him. thanks for the info
Dude,Youll see that alot with cresteds.Youll sit their in the night and here a thump in some cages.Its pretty funny.
i was wonderin what made that thump last night
im kinda new to cresteds, read all about them and things like that before going to buy one.
they hit their growth spurt around 12-15g, right?
haha yeah-- or when they are chasing crickets is the best-- they always hit the side of the glass. I feel bad, but the *thump* *thump* *thump* makes me giggle. As long as it appears fine, it most likely is I have one gecko that must not have great depth perception because when he gets to the end of a table, he'll jump right off nomatter how far down it is. I watch that one much more carefully now
Mine hit growth spurts at about 20 grams, but I'm sure it's different for each gecko. One of my females put went from 22 grams to 30 grams in a month! So enjoy your baby while it lasts