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    Hello, I have two adult Giant Day Geckos. The male is 6 years old And the female is about 2. They got along reasonably well for about a year. Recently the female began laying eggs. A few weeks after her second clutch she became aggressive and injured the male. 1/4 inch sections of skin were missing in two places though no deep injuries are apparent. The female was later removed. The male however soon after became less active and stopped eating and while not hiding he spends most of his time in the basking spot. Before this he spent most of his time roaming the tank (24"x24"x24") or resting on the front glass. If given food directly including honey he will late a couple licks and then appears to wipe his mouth on his bamboo. Interestingly this is his second mate. He had never done visible damage to a mate however as was the case with this mate his former mate became aggressive and had to be removed. We did not note any behavioral changes when the first female was removed. He has always eaten Day Gecko diet with added calcium and a multivitamin as we do not use a UV Bulb. Perhaps once a month he will get crickets as a treat. His basking spot is around 92 degrees and the cool side of the tank stays about 78. He has an automatic mister and an expanded clay water table beneath potting soil with live plants. His lights are on an automatic timer from about 7:30am to 9:30am. The picture shows the female and male. The female is the higher red.

    Do these animals ever get lovesick when separated from a mate? Could there be a greater injury that I do not see?IMG_20200612_092632_01.jpg
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    Edit, to be specific the geckos have been eating Pangea fig and insect powder with added Zoom Med Calcium plus vitamin D and Rep-Cal Herptivite with Beta Carotene Multivitamin Reptile Supplement. Every 3 days. Misting every 3 hours for 15 seconds. Night time temps are around 75.8

    I'm also including a current image of the male as it appears he has developed a slight hump?IMG_20200802_135512.jpg
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    I haven't heard any information suggesting these geckos are social. It's been more like they tolerate co-habitation on occasion (and frequently, not). I assume that the wounds the female inflicted on him have healed? I currently have 2 day geckos a gold dust day gecko and an electric blue day gecko. They, and many of my other gecko species, have often passed weeks or more without eating much but they all look pretty good. Others may differ, but at the moment I recommend you continue offering food and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I haven't heard any information suggesting these geckos are social. It's been more like they tolerate co-habitation on occasion (and frequently, not). I assume that the wounds the female inflicted on him have healed? I currently have 2 day geckos a gold dust day gecko and an electric blue day gecko. They, and many of my other gecko species, have often passed weeks or more without eating much but they all look pretty good. Others may differ, but at the moment I recommend you continue offering food and see how it goes.

    Aliza
    In the second image the wound can be seen behind the front leg and barely seen behind the rear leg. It's only been about a week. We'll keep trying and see how it goes. Notably in the 6 years we've owned him he's never skipped meals like this.

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