My introduction into keeping reptiles was with the crested gecko. I am going to go out on a limb and say it was the same for many of you as well.
I have only ever owned a single crested gecko and I have had him for over 10 years! He is just over 12 years old as I am writing this and seems to be as healthy as the day I got him.
These are a fantastic introduction species but just like anything, they need to be probably cared for to give them the life they deserve!
I owned Jaxson (my crested gecko) for almost 8 years before adding anything new to my collection.