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    Hi all,

    I have a mated pair of P. Grandis for a little over a year now with no issues, until tonight while i was working in my office my male Grandis hucked himself across the enclosure and attacked my female Grandis who shared his cage [specifically a 24wx18x36h terrarium]. Female suffered ripped skin along her side, tip of tail and neck, i was able to get her out into a smaller enclosure for the time being 12x12x18 exo terra, but boy did it startle me and she seems okay, even ate once i relocated her. Still curious what could cause the "lovers" quarrel....

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    I have read and I apologized if this was brought up before [ i searched but wasn't able to find anything on the topic], that most folks that keep Grandis in pairs, usually use a 18x18x24 tank, if I keep them separated from now on, could the 12x12x18 be capable of caring for a single adult? Just weighing my options if i should just bite the bullet and get the 18x18x24 tanks for each of them or if they'd be able to be healthy in their own individual 12x12x18s.

    Thanks.

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    I don't have a lot of experience with day geckos, but, in my desire to keep a P. Grandis, I did research several times about enclosure size and each time I concluded that a 12x12x18 is too small. That said, it's probably a good size to keep the female until she heals. I have heard that day geckos can be difficult to keep together. When I was breeding I had a group of gargs that would be OK together 90% of the time but every now and then one would get bullied. A brief period of separation restored order, but gargs are a lot easier to move around than P. grandis.

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    Just to be better safe than sorry, I'd say keep her in the smaller one for now, but save up for an 18x18x24 and keep them separated on a permanent basis.
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    Thanks everyone.

    After everything that happened, I am definitely keeping them separated from now on.
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