As one of the largest breeders of crested geckos on the planet, we supply literally thousands of pet stores around the world through a small network of distributors.
We are now offering wholesale quantities (10 lots & up) of our high-end hatchlings, geckos that are too nice/valuable to be sold through our distributors.
These geckos are big sellers for reptile specialty shops, reptile show vendors, reptile specialty stores and other breeders who buy them to supplement their own inventory. They cherry-pick their favorites, of course.
This page is where you will find those high-end hatchlings available, as well as any surplus common morphs we happen to have available. The pet chain distributors usually buy the common morphs faster than we can supply them, so they're not always available here - but if we have any, they'll be listed here for your convenience.
Why are these geckos so cheap?
They can't be that nice, or there must be a catch, right?
Not really. As the largest retailer of crested geckos there is, and one of the largest breeders overall, we produce a lot of really nice crested geckos. Far too many to photograph. This is the product of over a decade of intensive selective breeding, but done on a scale that no one else has come close to matching. After 10+ generations of selective breeding, and not selling off our earlier generation breeders, we produce far more high-end crested geckos than we have the manpower to photograph and sell individually.
The only real "catch" is that you have to buy in quantity, you have to buy an assortment of geckos without seeing photos, and you still have to put in the work to care for them. These aren't dry goods that sit on a shelf until sold - these are geckos that eat and poop, amongst other things. The up-side to that is these geckos get more valuable as they grow. So that's the why and how the cost of these is so low in relation to their eventual retail value. Care costs money in labor and food - that's just the inherent nature of the reptile industry. And it also takes time to photograph and sell them. So yes - they ARE that nice, but there's still work to be done.
How long should I wait to sell them? Any pointers?
We recommend buying them at least 90 days, on average, before you sell them. The longer you keep them, the more time color will have to develop, and everything from dorsal and head structure to pattern traits will also become more obvious/exaggerated as the gecko matures. Long story short, the longer you keep them before selling, the more valuable they will be. Raising them individually (think small critter keepers, etc.) will speed up growth, as all geckos will be allowed to eat when they want - no competition for food or bullying at the food bowl. Most regular/professional reptile show vendors will just build up an inventory, and replenish their inventory with a new shipment of geckos after each show. Sometimes the nicest geckos will be more likely to sell online, where you have an incredibly large, diverse audience. At a reptile show, a spread of 100-200 of these geckos (in cups obviously!) will draw a huge crowd around your table/booth...the bigger the selection, the better.
How much do you recommend selling them for?
Generally speaking, if sold at shows, or individually photographed by a professional to be sold online, these should easily bring $100-200 each on average (depending on size/morph), and that's pricing them low enough that you can move quite a few. These geckos generally sell well provided you do your part (professional presentation, photographs, marketing, show setup, etc.).
There are always the occasional standouts that will bring $250-500+ as sexable juveniles or subadults. The longer you grow them out, the more obvious traits will become, and the more they will be worth. That's part of the beauty of buying babies from someone with a LOT of geckos to look at. While I do look at every single gecko we produce several times before they go out the door, I still can't keep them all long enough to know exactly what they're going to look like as adults. This means you'll get some incredible geckos that I would have normally kept, but just didn't have the time/space needed to keep them long enough. In fact, there are a number of well-known geckos that were used to found entire projects and bloodlines in other breeders' collections that came out of our high-end wholesale lots. If you know what you're looking at, and you have time to grow them out, you'll be amazed at what you end up with.
Not Recommended for Beginners
We strongly urge beginner-novice level keepers to PLEASE resist the temptation to buy a boatload of hatchlings and start their own gecko business. Out of an ethical responsibility to our geckos, we insist that only experienced breeders and reptile resellers purchase hatchling crested geckos in wholesale numbers. If we find out you're new to geckos, we may be forced to cancel/refund your order. Juvenile and larger crested geckos are one of the hardiest reptile species on the market, but hatchlings are not. They will rapidly dehydrate (and soon die) if kept slightly too dry or too warm - conditions that would hardly bother a slightly older gecko.
All Offers Subject to Seasonal Pricing & Availability
Due to seasonal peaks and lulls in production, and the occasional spike in demand, pricing and availability are subject to change at any time. That said, we'll always take care of you if the price goes down (special offer, etc.) shortly after you order.
Price Protection Guarantee
If you place a wholesale order shortly before a sale and we have not already shipped your order, we will send you more than enough geckos to cover the difference in cost per gecko. You don't have to ask us to do that - that's just a courtesy we try to extend to everyone (although we always appreciate a reminder before we ship!).
The photo at the top of this page is our nursery rack system, as it stood in 2013. Back then it held roughly 1,100 hatchlings in individual cages. In 2016 we moved into a new 3,000 sq/ft facility, where the current nursery rack capacity is roughly 3 times that.