A happy crested gecko won't seem stressed. Look for signs like not hiding too much, normal breathing, and calm behavior.
If your gecko doesn't try to run away or get anxious when you hold it gently, that's a good sign. But remember, don't handle it too often.
Some crested geckos may climb onto your hand or arm willingly. This means they trust and feel comfy with you.
If your gecko eats and drinks when you're around, it's probably comfortable. They might skip meals if they're stressed.
Normally, crested geckos hide during the day, but if they're okay with you, they might sleep openly or on branches.
If your gecko looks interested in what's happening when you're nearby, it probably doesn't see you as a threat.
Crested geckos can make soft sounds like purring or chirping. If they do this when you're nearby, it's a sign they're at ease.
A happy gecko won't be all tensed up. Its body will look relaxed and at ease. Sometimes, it will even fire-up.
Some geckos might gently lick or nuzzle your hand, showing they're curious or comfortable. This can be subtle.
If your gecko often shows these signs and doesn't seem scared or stressed when you're around, it's probably gotten used to you and feels comfy.