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    Hello everyone! I have a female crested gecko I have had for almost 5 years, and just got another female crestie who is 8 years old. I was not planning on getting another gecko, but she was jokingly offered to me and when I saw her tank I knew I had to take her with me and give her a better home. I introduced her to my original gecko, and they have been living together in my 18 inch by 18 inch by 24 inch tall naturalistic terrarium. They have tons of hiding spaces, room to get away from each other if need be, and I added an additional food bowl. I have never seen or heard them fighting, but the new gecko did drop her tail sometime on the second day I had her. I am worried they might be fighting! Additionally, I often find the new gecko on the floor of the terrarium, which I was worried about, but might be habit since her old tank had nothing to climb, and only a hide on the floor? Basically, I am worried they are fighting and stressing the new gecko. I feel like I might be overreacting, but the tail drop did make me feel bad since I wanted to make her happier, not add to her stress, and I have never had a gecko drop a tail before! Thank you to listening to my little rant, and I would welcome any opinions on whether or not you think they are able to get along or if this means they are incompatible.

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    Welcome aboard, katherine!

    I recommend keeping these geckos separately. Crested geckos do best that way. Pitching her tail is a sure sign that she's stressed out.
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    Thank you! That’s what I was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by katherine View Post
    Thank you! That’s what I was thinking
    You ARE welcome!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    I would separate them. If you don't have another tank, a vertical plastic tub (or large dog food container type) with holes drilled will work until you can get another tank. Watch Craigslist or FB Marketplace for used tanks in good condition. Thank you for caring about this new girl. She'll thrive in your care once separated.
    Last edited by GeckoLeen; 03-22-2020 at 10:21 PM.
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