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yeah so im wondering how difficult crested geckos are to take care of compared to leopard geckos?

how big do they get? i dont know anything about them soo..
 

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thank you. :) do you think that getting one would be to stressful for me having an iguana already? im not stressed out at all having my iguana as it is cause hes pretty easy to take care of so far

whats the smallest aquarium i could get for it when its an adult? right now im using a 20 gallon for my iguana so i could always wait and use that later but it said something about getting a tall aquarium and i have a long one instead
 

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Well, an iguana is one of the most difficult reptiles to keep, honestly. They can be difficult to handle as adults and their diets take some planning (not to mention how huge they get). I don't think a crested gecko would take up too much of your time but definitely make sure you're prepared for an adult iguana.

These links might help:

http://www.2ndchance.info/IguanaCare.htm
http://www.triciaswaterdragon.com/igcare.htm
http://www.greenigsociety.org/careinfo.htm

As for the gecko, a 20-gallon is fine, you can just flip it on its side :). A 10-gallon (tall or a regular one flipped) is fine for a younger crested gecko, though.
 

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... Your iguana's in a 20 gallon? Didn't you say he was 20-some inches long?
 

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Your ig needs a HUGE cage, like yesterday then you could use the 20 gal for a crestie

An ig cage should be atleast 4 wide 6 tall and 4 wide. Mine is actually a dog kennel for outside that i changed into an iguana cage. so mine is 4 x 4 x 5.5 tall but she gets the whole room now so it works

and compared to an ig a crested gecko is nothing as far as care goes.
 

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Yeah, that's what I though. My beardie is smaller than your iguana, and he is in a 40 gallon (being upgraded soon though).
 

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omg... his head is to small for the cage i have for him ok (he would get through the bars and get loose) those aquariums are pricey im not made of money :( i would prolly never use an aquarium that size for anything else anyways so imo getting it is a waste of money seeing as in a few months (if that) hes gonna be big enough for the one ive got. its just a temporary thing. and yes i might sound bad here and yeah im being a bit cheap but whatever
 

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also from what i saw your breaded dragon is like 2 or 3 times the size of my iguana cause i saw that video of it with the bunny
 

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also from what i saw your breaded dragon is like 2 or 3 times the size of my iguana cause i saw that video of it with the bunny
actually i think ur iguana is bigger then her beardie, if u look at the pics of her beardie alone hes alot smaller, but thats just my thought, i understand what u mean about the tank and money thou its not easy, have u considered maybe building him a temp cage ?
 

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actually i think ur iguana is bigger then her beardie, if u look at the pics of her beardie alone hes alot smaller, but thats just my thought, i understand what u mean about the tank and money thou its not easy, have u considered maybe building him a temp cage ?

yeah but theyre built different. my iguanas body is only about 6 inchs while his tail is 22 inches or so. idk my iguana seems pretty small if u ask me but idk what to build it out of and i need my mom to help me.. idk..

also how big should the iguanas cage be compared to like.. a fridge? lol
 

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what about looking online ? im sure u could find many ideas for iguana cages that would be easy and cheap to build. how big is the cage that u have that he will be eventually in ? maybe this site will help u not sure how good it is, but you could look at it if u want http://www.iguanaden.org/housing/cagematerials.htm
 

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oh yeah and that last question of mine was kinda for everyone :)
 

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what about looking online ? im sure u could find many ideas for iguana cages that would be easy and cheap to build. how big is the cage that u have that he will be eventually in ? maybe this site will help u not sure how good it is, but you could look at it if u want http://www.iguanaden.org/housing/cagematerials.htm



this exactly.. only top and bottom. pretty sure the middle comes out and the ladders and platforms are removable. i was gonna put glass or some kind of thick plastic around the outside to keep it warmer and stuff. i didnt buy it for him we already had it so yeahh..

36 Inches by 25 Inches by 24 Inches


but it says its an add on so i think the cage is that doubled so 72 50 48 ?
 

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OOOh so you have a ferret nation for the little guy?
 

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OOOh so you have a ferret nation for the little guy?
uhh.. i guess? o.o i dont know my step mom bought the cage for our old cats.. mostly for the one but she died. :/ she was older then i was lol. like 20 or 21 idk
 

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My beardie isn't that big, he would probably be around 20" if he had a full tail. I guess I don't really know how iguanas are built compared to beardies, but when I had a baby beardie I moved him out of a 20 gal once he hit 14".


Try Craigslist. Some people sell really nice home made full size iguana enclosures for $200-$300.
And I get it about the money thing- I have to pay for my own pets, so I'm not made of money either- But did you think iguanas were cheap and easy to care for? Because they are probably one of the most expensive and difficult lizards you can get.
 

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My beardie isn't that big, he would probably be around 20" if he had a full tail. I guess I don't really know how iguanas are built compared to beardies, but when I had a baby beardie I moved him out of a 20 gal once he hit 14".


Try Craigslist. Some people sell really nice home made full size iguana enclosures for $200-$300.
And I get it about the money thing- I have to pay for my own pets, so I'm not made of money either- But did you think iguanas were cheap and easy to care for? Because they are probably one of the most expensive and difficult lizards you can get.
no but i did think the aquarium was an ok size for a temp thing. he seems perfectly fine in there and i take him out a lot so its not like hes being cooped up in there

i also planned on him being a bit smaller...
 

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The problem with the tank is its too small to have a temp veriation that iguanas need they need a hot spot at 90-95 degrees and a cool spot of 70 or so

you can't get that in a tank.

and the remark of the cage needs to be the size of a fridge? yes it does, in fact a side by side fridge is about the right size.
 

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The problem with the tank is its too small to have a temp veriation that iguanas need they need a hot spot at 90-95 degrees and a cool spot of 70 or so

you can't get that in a tank.

and the remark of the cage needs to be the size of a fridge? yes it does, in fact a side by side fridge is about the right size.
side by side fridge..? and under his log it stays cool but idk how cool. and one side is cooler then the other side.. but idk how cool

also when i clean his tank is it good to move things around or keep it in the same place?
 
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