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What should I do
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01-21-2013, 06:39 PM #2
They should be quarantined yes. You should also consider housing them separately for good. It will be easier on them and there will be no bullying or competition.1 Giant carrot head tangerine female leopard gecko.
Even if they are both females and fed in different cages? I get what you mean but I'm just wondering for the expenses of the gecko caging can be reduced because of the expensive heat pad hides and etc.
01-21-2013, 06:53 PM #4
You should always quarantine new additions in separate enclosures for a minimum of 30 days.
How old is the Leo you will be getting?
When housing two Leos together, you need to take into account some very important considerations.
1. Size of enclosure - you need an enclosure that's large enough to house two of everything, so each gecko has its own space and food. I recommend at least a 30g, if not larger.
2. Sex - if you choose to house them together, only two females should be kept together on a long-term basis. A male and female will breed, and they can also be aggressive towards one another.
3. Size of the geckos - smaller geckos are prone to bullying from larger geckos. Ensure geckos are of similar size before housing them together.
4. Offering food - competition for food can be stressful, so you'll need to figure out a means of doing so that ensures each Leo doesn't have to compete. If you offer mealworms in a bowl, ensure they each have their own. For feeding crickets, you may need to feed in a separate enclosure, or at separate ends of the same enclosure.
5. Behaviors - you'll have to carefully monitor their behaviors on an on-going basis. Two geckos that formerly tolerated each other can suddenly turn on each other and fight. There can also be more subtle signs of bullying/intimidation that result in one gecko thriving, and the other not as much. If you notice any signs of such, they'll need to be separated permanently at this point.
Carefully weigh the pros and cons of housing them together vs. keeping them separate. Ensure you know the risks of doing so, so you can make an informed decision.
Don't let finances be your motivator. If you can't afford an extra cage or heat pad, then don't get the gecko until you can. The health/well-being of your geckos are at stake.~Cassi~
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01-21-2013, 09:15 PM #5
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What is the point when you should always be prepared when an extra enclosure, heating and hides?Currently keeping:
Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0
Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
All above species plus:
Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likescassicat4 liked this post