Crested geckos, and other New Caledonian gecko species, are considered some of the most hardy reptiles in the hobby and can be shipped overnight for next day delivery in the right conditions rather safely. When shipping these geckos, their health and safety should always be the top priority. There are several factors to consider before shipping a crested gecko, which include: outside temperatures on both the shipper’s and the recipient's end, delivery time, total time in transit, and potential for delays. This article will cover what we believe to be the best practices when shipping live geckos.
One of the best aspects of keeping Crested Geckos is the fact that they do best at room temperatures with the ideal range falling between 70-78 degrees F. Some Crested Gecko owners may not find it necessary to provide additional heat during cooler times of the year, but there are those who may struggle to keep temperatures in that range. Not everybody lives in the exact same climate and not all homes are heated or cooled the same. If maintaining a consistent temperature between 70-78 degrees F within your home or reptile room is not the best choice for you, consider some of the alternative ways to heat your Crested Gecko. This article will explain what you need to know to keep your geckos healthy and comfortable.