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    Question "Firing up"

    What does it mean when I gecko fires up? I know they often change color the become more vivid and beautiful to look at but I always thought it was a reaction to stress. When I read a different photo thread the other night the author mentioned a "stress fire" instead of a normal fired color. Why do geckos fire up if not from stress?
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    Crested Geckos will fire up for many reasons, not just stress. Some examples: at night time, when humidity rises, during handling, while hunting, etc.
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    So that sounds like it might be the result of more blood flow to the skin then? Also, it seems like some geckos fire darker while some fire lighter then their original color. Is there any way to tell which way a crestie will fire?
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    a crested gecko is fired down while not active
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    while active this is the same gecko fired up
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    this is what i have learned about this subject.

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