Cresties are the most popular reptile at the moment. What is not to like? They are an omnivore which love to eat packaged foods (Repashy Superfoods) as well as insects. They do not require excessive equipment and are not a type of reptile that bites. There are many color morphs and patterns available. Crested Geckos were thought to be extinct and rediscovered in 1994 on the island of New Caledonia. These geckos prefer an arboreal set-up so the taller the better.