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    Hi. My name is debz.... Aka geckodebz.... I live in Perth, Western Australia. I'm seeking any input at all from fellow strophurus lovers. I am new to the glorious world of geckos..... And are enjoying my spinys immensely. I've posted a couple of threads in different areas hoping I may find someone familiar wth the spinys.... But no reply yet, so trying again. I have four female strophurus spinigerus in a 45x45x60 high vivarium. I am wondering whether to introduce a male to the group. These gals have been together for around a year, 5 mths of that with me. When I bought a them, I was told that they were laying eggs while there were males with them, but once the males had sold, the females no longer produced egg's. I am concerned about two things. * will the introduction of a male cause potential problems with eggbinding?? * is my vivarium big enough to happily and comfortablly house 5 adults. I guess I'm just after some advice as to whether I should leave the happy group as is..... Whether the potential challenges outweigh the benefits..... I would really like to get to know other spiny lovers! Looking forward to chatting....

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    Hi, we keep ours in that size tanks in pairs or trio's, if you have 4 females we would try to find 2 males and form 2 trio's, in seperate tanks ofcourse.
    Not saying that its not possible, but we would try it that way, so you can produce unrelated babies, and they will also have more space.

    We keep S. taenicauda taenicauda, S. spinigerus spinigerus, S. ciliaris ciliaris and S. krisalys.
    Planning to add S. wellingtonae to our collection as well.
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    Hi Tamara. Thankyou so very much for the reply. It's great to be able to chat with more experienced people...... I'll certainly take on board your thoughts..... They are a great gecko.... And I particularly love the way the colours of the individuals change ..... It looks like four totally different animals in there at times. I'd love to chat with you more about your strophurus..... How long have you had them?? Have you successfully bred? What's your favourite things about the breed..... Hope you have great day.... Looking forward to further chats.....

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    Hey your more than welcome, it's always nice to chat with fellow enthousiasts.

    We have been keeping Strophurus for a little over 3 years now, started with taenicauda.
    What we like abouth them the most is that they are pretty though and not as flighty and easily scared compared to some other species. They just lay basking in plain site the whole day and they simply don't care abouth you.
    They also have the most amazing eye coloration of all gecko species in our opinion, we realy love their eyes.

    They also breed pretty good for us, but they do need a cool down period during the winter to get them going 100%, if not cooled down proparly they may not breed that well...
    Atleast, that is what we and some of our friends here in Europe have experienced.
    We bring them to 16C with no lights for 3 month's during the winter. We do keep feeding and misting but not as much as in the summer though.
    After that some of them realy breed very good, like rabbits in disguise.

    Anyway, feel free to ask anything you want and we will help where we can, but we do have a tendency to forget stuff so maybe shoot us a pm if it's urgent. We get notified then.

    Best regards and a very fine day.
    Tamara & Kevin.

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