Can I Leave my Crested Gecko Alone? (For a Long Time)


Long time?– Are you talking about 2, 3, or more than 5 days?

While crested geckos are known for being low-maintenance pets, leaving them alone for a ‘long time’ isn’t a wise decision!

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1-2 days: Generally safe with proper preparation. Offer enough pre-moistened, high-quality food (CGD or live insects) to last your absence. Provide multiple shallow water dishes with fresh, clean water.
  • 3-5 days: Possible, but depends on additional precautions. Consider automated feeding, misting systems, and having someone check in on your gecko.
  • Over 5 days: Not recommended. Geckos can become stressed, dehydrated, or malnourished without daily care.

If you’re going away for a long time, ask someone to check on your gecko partway through your absence.

You could also set up a camera or monitor to keep an eye on things from afar.

Remember, taking care of a pet means making sure they’ve looked after, even when you’re not there.

Hope this makes sense!

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