Crested Geckos are fantastic pets, and are easily handled. They can be a little jumpy, so not ideal for very small children, but great for around 10+. They have a long lifespan, of around 20 years, so are a big commitment compared to some other reptiles, but are very low maintenance. They like a rainforest environment, however prefer cooler temperatures, so cost a lot less than some other reptiles which require more heat. Generally room temperature is suitable for Cresties, though they may need a small amount of background heat in older houses, or during winter. They eat live food, and can be supplemented with powdered food for a great varied diet.