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    Can anyone help offer me their opinion? I'm still not sure what Kunu's sex is. I hope this photo is clear enough. Its the most recent one I have which was about 2 months ago. I think he/she is about 10-11 months old in these pic if this helps.
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    Here's another pic I just took today. He posed very nicely for me! I'm now thinking most likely a boy?? Sorry the glass is a little dirty- the white spot you see isn't him, its the glass.
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    I think I see pores along the legs which would indicate male but I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I think I see pores along the legs which would indicate male but I'm not sure.

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    Thank you Aliza! I've been thinking probably male too because of this. I just thought maybe the pores would be more distinct. This is the only gecko or reptile of any kind I've ever owned, so I haven't seen too many up close in person.

    I'm just starting to make a new larger bioactive setup for Kunu (I'll be searching and posting lots more questions soon!) and I'd eventually like to get Kunu a "friend". I know maybe friend isn't the right word since I've read that they usually all like to have their own space and territory. Hopefully if I get a female it won't matter if Kunu is another female or a male.

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    If Kunu is a male, there will be eggs and possibly hatchlings. Do you really want to deal with that? Also, day geckos are notorious for not getting along, so I'd advise caution (and having a second setup available which may be needed permanently) if you decide to try 2 together. Remember to quarantine a new gecko for at least a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    If Kunu is a male, there will be eggs and possibly hatchlings. Do you really want to deal with that? Also, day geckos are notorious for not getting along, so I'd advise caution (and having a second setup available which may be needed permanently) if you decide to try 2 together. Remember to quarantine a new gecko for at least a month.

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    Yes, this is true! And thank you, I do appreciate your advice. I'm still considering whether I'd like to deal with eggs and hatchlings or not. (I know there's much more to learn on this.) If I do decide to, I'd do plenty of research first. In any case I will definitely keep Kunu's smaller enclosure so if anyone starts picking on the other there will be an immediate place of refuge. This is something I've thought a lot about, because although its nature, I sure don't want to see that happening.

    It will probably be some time before I introduce another one. I'm first going to work on the new setup and get it all worked out with heat, light, moisture, plants, and all the necessities.

    I've been told that if they have a big enough enclosure that two could get along. My new set up is pretty big. Its 24" x 18" x 36". What do you think? Maybe I'll start a new post for this question too.

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    Certainly a large enclosure makes it more likely that things will work out. There are still no guarantees. Some geckos just don't like other geckos near them.

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