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    Default Leapord geckos: Solitary or Social?


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    hey there, I think they sell Leapord geckos at one of my pet stores....so....yeah.
    Are Leapords geckos Ant-Social (Only get one) or get a 2-3 geckos.
    Like, will there be fights etc.?

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    2 males will fight and possibly kill. 2 females will live peacefully. A male and a female might breed.

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    They live by themselves. They're not social animals with each other like say cats or dogs. They won't get lonely by themselves.
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    Oh yes in the wild they live by thereselves. But in an aquarium what I said earlier is what will happen.

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    Females do not always live peacefully together... In my opinion it is safer to keep them separate. They are solitary creatures and they do not need "friends".

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    Well, I have this wacky Idea for buying a 260 Gallon Reptarium, getting rid of the screen mesh and gluing Glass to it, it wouldn't be very expensive. and fun, it would be so big that Leos would be.....well, they'd be able to share the same sppace without being stuck next to each other. hurm.
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    But I'd be wary of males being together. They will fight.
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    Hello!

    Purchase the "Herpetoculture of Leopard Geckos" book by Tremper ( and other authors). It cites an experiement ( The Huddleston, I believe) in which the adult Leopard geckos are kept in a large, naturalistic enclosure, and during this experiment, the adult Leos breed, lay, and the resulting offspring hatch in the cage and are reared along with the adults. It does mention that the male offspring had enough sense to stay away from their father.

    Ample space, hides, food...so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crestedtimm View Post
    Hello!

    Purchase the "Herpetoculture of Leopard Geckos" book by Tremper ( and other authors). It cites an experiement ( The Huddleston, I believe) in which the adult Leopard geckos are kept in a large, naturalistic enclosure, and during this experiment, the adult Leos breed, lay, and the resulting offspring hatch in the cage and are reared along with the adults. It does mention that the male offspring had enough sense to stay away from their father.

    Ample space, hides, food...so on.

    Read the book!

    Timm
    I agree that the experiment has been done and could possibly be done again successfully, however I recommend that anyone who tries it have a certain level of expertise before attempting it.

    In general leopard geckos are solitary, but I do have one gecko who is generally much calmer (i.e. not trying to dig his way out of the tank all the time) with a cagemate.

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    I agree Aliza, as I have said before in reference to multispecies terrariums, you MUST have the level of expertise to pull it off.

    But, it must be pointed out that it CAN work.

    I say again, everyone in this forum needs the aformentioned book!

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