Mostly agreed with what the first answer says, but they don't have to eat every day. once or twice a week is sufficient. Personally, I do have a UV lamp, and he quite likes it. So don't hesitate to get a heat lamp. But it would also be good to get a thermometer for the terrarium. I also like to coat the crickets in a calcium powder specially formulated for lizards. It helps their bones develop. I spray some water every now and then, but I have a full water bowl in the tank at all times. Since these geckos originally come from Afghanistan the surrounding countries, they are evolved to be able to survive in dry climates as well as the evenings being significantly cooler. In addition, you are in charge of monitoring his surroundings, which means you can either choose to hibernate him in the winter or not. This is done mostly for gecko breeders, so I personally choose not to hibernate mine. Also, I do not have a basement or proper climate control that is required for hibernation. You need a basement, or a cooler room to store a shoebox with peat moss for him. It is supposed to be dark and damp and he cannot eat for 2 weeks before hibernation so as to not cause food to rot in his colon. He stays there for about 5 or 6 weeks, and then you slowly increase the temperature and finally you put him back in his normal habitat. Its a lot more complex that way. Hope some of this info helps.