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    Question Gold Dust Day Gecko Housed With Green Anole?


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    I was planning on getting a few small, diurnal lizards to put in a 18 by 18 by 18 zoo med terrarium. When I was visiting Hawaii, I saw some gold dust day geckos hanging out on the same branches as green anoles. I wanted to replicate this in a terrarium, I know a few people who have done this with zero problems. I was thinking about getting a male anole and a female gold dust day gecko. I know that lots of people are against cohabitation, but I have experience with both anoles and day geckos, and was just wondering if doing this would be okay and what the consequences might be.

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    I would expect that one potential consequence would be aggression between the two species being housed in a small environment- both are known to be territorial.
    Another potential consequence would be parasites being transmitted from one to the other, particularly if either is wild caught.
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    Ya, I did coinsider those two things. I was either going to get a male and female, or two females. As long as they aren’t both male I would think they wouldn’t be all that aggressive towards each other. Also, I plan on quarantining them before introducing the two together, that way they don’t spread any diseases to eachother. Do you think this would help or is putting them together just a bad idea.

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    It's kind of an intriguing idea. Most people feel that mixing species, unless it's in a huge enclosure shouldn't be done. We addressed the issue in Gecko Time here:
    Prose and Controversies: Multi-Species Enclosures - Gecko Time - Gecko Time
    Multi Species Enclosures Comments - Gecko Time - Gecko Time

    As you'll see from the comments in the second article, there is a variety of opinion and experience. The easiest thing is to just not do it, but there's always the option to try it and watch them very carefully with an extra enclosure already set up in case you need it in a hurry.

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    Quarantining an animal doesn't remove parasites. Wild caught lizards should be checked by a vet, as they may carry nematodes, coccidia, etc. They should be treated and parasite-free before being kept together.
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    If that’s the case then I’ll try to get captive bread ones.
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    Here are a couple reputable care sheets in case you're still researching:
    Phelsuma laticauda (Gold Dust Day Gecko) Care Sheets......contributed by IrishEyes
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Would this be a suitable enclosure? It is 18 by 18 by 18
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    Would this be a suitable enclosure? It is 18 by 18 by 18 inches.
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    I don't know how they do together, but the enclosure looks good. Foliage is good, nice climbing areas; you might try a few smaller-size vines so they have more of a variety of climbing surfaces.
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