This species of gecko is native to the southern part of New Caledonia island, near Australia. It is also known as the Eyelash Gecko, for obvious reasons! It was thought to be extinct until rediscovered in 1994. Crested geckos are now popular all over the world and have been bred to produce all sorts of colours. They are more sturdy and placid than most species of gecko and, if handled gently, are quite relaxed and don’t try to run away.
The top picture is Biscuit, (now sadly passed away as she was so so old-buried in my garden with a big ceremony..) She was very tame and laid back, many children picked her as their favourite. Toothless is/was her husband later on (I've had him from a tiny baby) and has now taken over the job as chief crested gecko. It took a while to tame him but he is now doing a great job. He still likes to leap from one hand to another which is very exciting for the children and very nerve-wracking for me!
Fascinating fact: They do not have eyelids so they lick their eyes often, with their long pink tongue!