It wasn't until 1994 that another expedition was launched that they had finally hit success, they had gathered a few specimens too bring back to the states to be verified by experts too prove that they truly were Correlophus ciliatus, the "crested gecko".
After getting a thumbs up from the scientific community it was clear that the crested gecko truly did still exist and many of us were very glad to see that they had not permanently gone the way of the dinosaurs, and today we once again have the chance to enjoy these wonderful reptiles as pets.
But lets not forget just how close we had came too losing them forever each time we look at them, lets be thankful for those who embarked on the sometimes dangerous expeditions and the tireless work in bringing them back to us.
Today we are lucky to see them quiet plentiful in the pet trade again, through selective breeding we see them in many different morphs which is only a term used for specific colors and patterns that many people seem to have an interest in for the pet trade.
I hope that today with all of the crested gecko breeders and crested gecko sanctuaries that we never lose these little critters again, I truly believe that crested gecko breeders and crested gecko sanctuaries will be the last line of defense if they ever go extinct again.
Many crested gecko breeders I had noticed had been keeping their crested geckos in small containers and had many rude comments made to them about this, if you happen to be one of the many people giving these breeders a hard time over this then please stay tuned because the next post I make will hopefully help you understand why this is a good thing and not a bad thing.
It resides on a true story that as a first time crested gecko owner I had too learn on my own the hard way, I thought after doing a ton of research on the internet I knew every thing I needed to know about them before I had bought one, I had different kinds of crested gecko fruit mix, I had Rep Cal calcium powder, I had raised my own darkling beetles and had colonies of meal worms, and a huge 30 gallon tank all set up with screen cover and all done ready too go.
Little did I know that I was still unprepared, but I did not know it at that time, but I will cover this in my next post, because through all of my research before purchase I never knew this information and that little lack of not knowing this tiny detail almost costed me my first crested gecko and at a critical time as my crested gecko was suppose too be a juvenile crested gecko but instead it was just a baby crested gecko when I bought it.
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