Chinese Cave Gecko
Appearance: These geckos are a dark purple-gray color with small spots and yellow or orange bands. There isn't much variation on their coloring. They have a similar build to leopard geckos, but they are slimmer. The tail is a fat reserve, meaning healthy geckos will have a decently plump tail, but it will break off if scared (the tail will regenerate, but not as pretty as the original).
Size: An adult Cave Gecko is about 8 to 9 inches in length.
Housing Chinese Cave Geckos: This species can't really compare to leopard gecko care. They need more work. First off, you'll want an enclosure that's at least a 20 gallon. You may be able to get away with a 10 gallon, but in reality it'll be too small.
Temperature should be about 75 to 83F on the hot side. It's important that you use an appropriately sized under tank heater to obtain this heat. The gecko species needs belly heat which can only be provided by using an under tank heater.At night, the temperatures can go as low as 72F, but for the most part, you don't want the temperature to be lower than 75 too often, so try to keep the low right around 75F. In some cases, you won't need the under tank heater, if the enclosure will stay between 75F and 83F with the room/house temperatures.
Lighting is not necessary for cave geckos. They are nocturnal and do not require UV lighting, nor do they really require a regular day light. You can offer it in order to provide a day/night scenario, but it's not necessary.
Humidity should be at least 60%. These guys require higher humidity that should range between 60% to 80%. You can use a loose bedding such as sphagnum moss or a coconut coir, to help retain the humidity, but it's very cautionary because they can easily ingest the bedding when eating, which can potentially cause impaction. If you opt to use a loose bedding, you'll need to change it often because it can easily start to harbor bacteria and fungus from the high humidity. I'd recommend, using tile, roll-out shelf liner, reptile carpet, or plain old paper towels, and just misting the enclosure twice a day or as needed to obtain proper humidity levels. You can cover part of the top using a plastic cover to help hold in some of the humidity, but make sure that you don't cover the entire top; the gecko still needs to breath, keep that in mind.
Feeding Cave Geckos: You can offer anything from crickets to mealworms. They will eat superworms, silkworms, and roaches. Just make sure that the feeders are appropriately sized.
You want to make sure that the feeders are all healthy and gutloaded before offering them to the gecko. Remember - you are what you eat, and you don't want to feed sickly malnourished crickets to your gecko.
Make sure that your supplement the food. You want to offer a small bowl of calcium and D3 in the enclosure at all times. But, you also want to dust the crickets and worms, using a multi-vitamin and the calcium plus D3. It's most important to offer the calcium, but you want to offer the multi-vitamin about every 3rd or 4th feeding.
Make sure that the gecko has a small dish of fresh water. You will want to change it daily or every other day to prevent bacteria growth. It's ideal to keep the water bowl on the cool side of the enclosure.