Crested Geckos share many traits with other geckos, including large eyes without eyelids, and wide, flattened toes that allow them to climb up almost any surface. They also have distinctive features unique to them, including eyelash like spines above their eyes, and a double row of spines that runs along their body from the head to the base of the tail.
In the wild, Crested Geckos can be grey, brown, red, orange, and yellow. Additionally, their coloration can display any of three different patterns – white fringed, tiger-striped, and pattern-less. In captivity they have been selectively bred to feature many different color patterns not seen in the wild.