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Sahara has such a sunny disposition. :) She never fails to make me laugh. Although I find it alarming she still hasn't gotten her sense of balance back after losing her tail. I suppose it will just take time.

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A DD! And for my Sahara no less. We are both already overwhelmed with the response and kind thoughts. So I would like to say thank you ahead of time to all that have left favs or comments. :wave: We really, really appreciate it! :w00t:

In regards to Crested Geckos:

The geckos I have are called crested geckos (Also called New Caledonian Crested Geckos,and Eyelash Crested Geckos, ect.) they originate from the island of New Caledonia which is part of the island group that makes up the sunken continent of Zealandia (which was once connected to the continent of Australia and includes New Zealand and Vanuatu.) New Caledonia is a temperate climate, meaning crested geckos are perfectly comfortable at room temperature. They do not need and external heating source such as a heat lamp like most reptiles require. In fact heat can me more detrimental to them than cold. They should never be allowed to be in heat over 83 degrees. It can cause stress or even death.

R. Ciliatus belong to the genus Rhacodactylus which also includes: R. Aurticulatus, R. Chahous, R. Leachianus, R. Sarasinorum, and R. trychtrynchus. This is a group of medium sized geckos that have prehensile tails which act as a second limb, and well developed lamellae to assist in climbing. They are as a whole arboreal geckos.

Now for the fun stuff. Cresties (as they are called) come in a multitude of colors anywhere from a dull buskin, to bright sunshine yellow, to an eye popping red or Orange. They also have distinctive markings. Some have dalmatian spots (generally in black or red.), others have markings down they dorsals which are referred to as flames, or even no markings at all. Here are a couple color guides: [link] and [link] It must also be noted that this group of geckos changes colors. They generally go from a duller day color and "Fire up" at night to a much more intense color.

Diet wise in the wild this group of geckos are fruigiverous. The staple of their diets is rotting fruits with the occasional insect. They have softer jaws than a strictly carnivorous geckos so they are unable to digest bugs with overly tough exoskeletons. In captivity most of us feed them Crested Gecko Diet, as it contains all of the nutrients that they require.

Helpful Rescources:
Ciliiatus.com [link]
Pangae Reptiles [link]
Cicada Hollow Crested Geckos [link]


This gecko in question is a female. Her morph is a yellow paternless Super Dalmatian. She is 17 months old in this picture.
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Given 2008-01-26
Sunshine by =Dellessanna - geckos are quiet fascinating little creatures, its amazing to see them so up close. Nice capture with good detail ! Thanks for sharing ! ( Suggested by glitterdarkstar and Featured by hellfirediva )
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tdcooke Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
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Heather-Chrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
This is such an amazing picture of her eye. You can see all the detail.
I love crested geckos too. I've been breeding them for 6 years now.
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Oh, that's really cool. Do you have a website?
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Hawkeyes345 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
This is simply stunning. <3
I've always wanted a Crested Gecko.
I'm sorry about her tail, may I ask how she lost it? o:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry it took so long for me to reply. X_X I've been MIA, and really out of state. Anyway. She lost her tail for the silliest reason. We had a really super bad thunderstorm a few years ago, and apparently she is afraid of thunder. There was a big thunderclap and it scared her so much she lost her tail. @_@
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kate256 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
XD
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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kate256 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
;)
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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kate256 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
;P
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Hawkeyes345 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
It's okay. :)
Oh wow, that must have been a real bummer. o:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, and no. Yes, because it was the first crestie I ever had drop it's tail. No, because they are just as cute with frog-butts. lol
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TehCookieQueen Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
That is oozing epicness!
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks!
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TehCookieQueen Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
No problem.
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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SunOwl Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Looks very shell-like.
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A bit. lol.
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:+fav:

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NovRoz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
wow
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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FEATURED HERE
[link]
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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Lauraest Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Beautiful capture and congratulations on your DD :sun:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks.
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claire-1991 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   Photographer
Wow :o beautiful!
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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kldean26 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student Photographer
this so AMAZING!
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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apomaniac Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Your beautiful piece of art is featured here --> [link] and here --> [link] . If you don't like to be featured please let me know and I will remove your work. Thanks for sharing!
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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apomaniac Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
:-)
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FluffyCloudsOfSheep Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Amazing eyes they've got
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an eye...for eyes....errr....
Very cool photo!
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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xLindzKissesx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Photographer
Whoa..... that's amazing!
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Sabre9 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Reminds me of the Eye of Sauron... xD

Nice shot <3
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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cinesina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
what stunning details :wow:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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cboz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Wonderful capture! :clap:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi dear :) Congrats this piece has been featured in my journal here: [link] Feel free to check it out!! :hug: :wave:
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:hug:
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jakwak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008   Photographer
this has been featured [link]
mouths and lips next week
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Dellessanna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks!
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