Why is my Crested Gecko Pale?

Pale coloration mainly happens for ‘Shedding’

Crested geckos shed their skin regularly, and before they do, they turn a lighter color.

So, this is normal and nothing to worry about.

Just a Quick Heads up: Pale and firing up are two different things. Pale coloration happens mostly due to shedding, environmental changes, or aging. But firing up occurs due to stress and sudden mode changes.

But what to do in this situation?

  1. Observe: Look for other signs of distress or illness that may accompany the pale coloration.
  2. Hydration: Ensure your gecko’s humidity is ideal, and they have access to clean water.
  3. Minimize Stress: Keep changes to their environment to a minimum, and handle them gently and infrequently if they’re new to your home.

However, if your gecko seems lethargic, isn’t eating, shows other signs of illness, or if the paleness persists after a few days, get a veterinarian check-up.

Hope this helps…

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