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    Im thinking about getting another leopard gecko and was wondering if it is ok to house it with another leopard gecko the one I'm getting is a little smaller then the one I have now

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    If both are female, then yes, it's ok. However, there are a couple things to keep in mind:

    1. You should quarantine any new animals for at least a month to make sure that they are eating and digesting correctly and are not sick with anything.

    2. Any large difference in sizes will lead to bullying. If one is much bigger then she will dominate the food and possibly intimidate the smaller one from eating.

    3. Like all animals, every once in a while you'll get two that hate each other. So keep in mind that they might not always be best friends.

    If they are different in size you will probably benefit from getting a second enclosure to start with. In a future you could keep them together, but it's always useful to have spare tanks anyway, just in case you need to separate them.
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    What is too big of a size difference. And what if they bite eachother is that normal when you introduce new leopard geckos to eachother or shoul I be worried

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    hmmm... I can't give you an exact weight, but I think you can use a little bit of common sense. If your geckos are 20 grams apart and one looks like the Hulk next to the other one, you will probably have problems lol. But if the difference is less than 10 grams I don't think that's a problem for older geckos (remember that you're going to notice weight differences in young geckos more than in older ones).

    I've never had females bite each other, and I think it's very uncommon. If yours do start to fight, make sure you double check their gender, just in case! Some won't ever get along, so be prepared for that possibility. Hopefully they'll get along just fine though
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    Because one of them will bite the smaller one on the tail

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    When I first got my leopard geckos, one was much smaller than the other. And in some sort of dispute, over food or a favorite sleeping spot or something, the larger one bit my female's tail in half. :[ So just be observant and alert to how they respond to eachother
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    Do you already have the two geckos? If they are fighting then it might not be a good idea to keep them together. Stress is really bad for animals in general, so it's better to avoid that if possible.
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    Do you suggest I get a bigger leopard gecko will that stop this if I exchange the small one for a bigger one

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    Well, I don't know, that could or couldn't work - there's no real way to know. However, the idea is that you choose your geckos because you love them, or at least, really like them. I don't really want to condone swapping geckos around just because it's easier to keep two together, you know? :/ It's easier to get another 10 gallon tank and keep them separate and see what happens when they're older. But it's up to you, of course.
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    Oh no no I'm just asking for future reference to get a leopard gecko that is about the same size as my curent leopard gecko if I get a second tank

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