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    My son recently got a new crested gecko and everything appeared to be fine but found him lying dead in the bottom of the cage last night. Well my son way very upset and wants to get another one and I told him we need to figure out what happened to this one first. We bought a crested gecko setup that had all the things needed for him and it was a juvenile gecko. My son was having a hard time keeping the humidity levels where they were suppose to be and had to spray the enclosure a lot. The temperature was right at 70 degrees. He only had the gecko for 4 days when it died. Any information on how to keep humidity up and any other advise would be great. He just purchased a machine to pump in water to the enclosure to make it humid also.

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    Clarify what "all the things needed" were, including the cage dimensions and any food that was offered. If it was shipped to you, was it cold when it arrived?

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    Enclosure was a zilla 12"x12"x18" it came with a light, we bought plants, a heat pad for the side, a ledge feeder. The food was repashy crested gecko food. We ordered a humidifeir and some pangea food that is arriving today. The gecko was not shipped was bought at a pet store.

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    This is the F10 cleaner - and the 3-oz bottle goes a looooong way as you need to dilute it. Very safe, and very effective.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/F10SC-Vet...&wl13=&veh=sem

    I'd say too, to purchase your next one from a reputable breeder rather than a pet store. Pangea sells them here and if you watch for sales, you can get them for a reasonable price. The only kicker is weather - depending on where you live, you'd have to wait for warmer weather for shipping. But, if you find a sale, they will hold a gecko for you. That might also give you some time to get everything cleaned out and temps/humidity regulated before you get one.
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    12"x12"x18" zilla enclosure for crested gecko, came with a light we had a heat pad on the side of the enclosure. The food was repashy crested gecko food. The gecko was not shipped was bought at a pet store. We have a humidifier coming today as well as new pangea food.

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    Tell us all about the environment - size of tank, substrate, decor, what you offered for food, where you got the gecko, how big/old was it, etc. 70 for temps sounds "ok" especially in the winter months, but is on the cool side, and mid 70's is preferred for daytime temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAD View Post
    Tell us all about the environment - size of tank, substrate, decor, what you offered for food, where you got the gecko, how big/old was it, etc. 70 for temps sounds "ok" especially in the winter months, but is on the cool side, and mid 70's is preferred for daytime temps.
    Its was a zilla 12"x12"x18" enclosure, food was repashy crested gecko, substrate was coconut fiber, we got the gecko at a pet store, was told gecko was 3 months old.

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    You can use a ceramic heat emitter in a wire fixture for heat. They don't give off light, so you can use it at night as well if needed.

    Your gecko needs a cooling off period at night though, and the humidity also needs to drop during the day - it should be 80-100% at night, and dry off to about 50-60% during the day. So play around with it for a while and see if you can get it working correctly. It shouldn't be foggy. What kind of thermometer/hygrometer do you have? Is it a digital one, or those cheapie stick-on ones from the pet store? The latter are really not very reliable, so if you have a digital, it's a much better option for a correct reading.

    Your tank should be cool and damp at night, and warm and dry during the day, just like in the jungle.
    Eileen
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    Coconut fiber is known to choke younger geckos. That is a very common mishap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
    Coconut fiber is known to choke younger geckos. That is a very common mishap.
    So what do you recommend for a substrate?

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