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    Question Housing a male leo with multiple females?


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    Hello there!

    I currently have three female geckos, one is just moving out of quarantine and into the main tank, and I am purchasing a male in about 30 days. He is a baby, so obviously, he will not be put in the same tank as any adult geckos. He will be quarantined and kept in his own tank until he has aged up a bit but I was curious as to if, I could keep the male (once he is an adult) in the cage with the three females?

    The females are all about the same size, one is a bit smaller due to being younger, but the other two are one year old and both equal in size.

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    How big is the tank? The male should NOT go in the tank with the females unless you plan to breed. If you do so, then yes but not permenantly.

    He will stress the females out by constantly trying to breed, it just isn't healthy. Also, keep in mind, it will take over a year for him to be a good healthy age to breed, so it will take time of you plan on doing that. Keeping any leopard geckos together, no matter the gender poses risk, though I do have my females together, keep an eye on them. With 3 you really need a 30gal+ tank.

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    I keep 3 leopard geckos in a 20 gallon long with an additional heated second level that is 12"x12" (so it's bigger than a standard 20 gallon). I know the prevailing wisdom is that if you leave a male with females he will try to mate endlessly and the females will get stressed. I do keep 1.2 or 1.1 together nearly the entire year. I find that around Jan-May the males want to mate frequently. Fortunately, my males all seem to understand "no" and I have rarely had problems. I find that by about June, the males have lost interest in mating and it occurs rarely.

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