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    Hi everyone! New here and new leopard gecko owner. I have so many questions, and I'll use the search for most, but I just want to make sure we're on the right track. My 9 yo got 2 females for Christmas, they came from the same tank.. apparently the same litter and got along great the first 24 hours home. Then all of a sudden the smaller of the two started attacking the other. Biting it's face, etc. I called the store once I saw 2 small punctures with a little blood on her face. We exchanged the aggressive one for a new one and this is a much better fit. But I'm worried about our original girl. She's always in the cold hide, I haven't seen her come out at all. It's a3 story cave and she moves about in it, but I haven't seen her physically come out. During the 2 feedings we've had, she just watches the other from her "window". She's been with us a week. The other has been with us for 5 days. I know it takes about a week or more to get used to her new home, but it's breaking my heart. I'm worried the other one stressed her out so much, she's too scared to come out. She's also looking a little crusty on her head, so I'm worried she's not getting time in the moist hide on the warm side. Am I worrying too much and she'll eat when she's hungry/ needs to shed? Like I said, this is all new to us.... I've been doing a lot of research, but nothing really comes up about this specific situation. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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    Welcome to GU and to the world of geckos! It's very common for even a single young gecko to spend nearly all its time in the hide. Some of them don't ever go into the humid hide at all. Some people advocate never keeping any leopard geckos together. I have been very successful keeping them in small groups. The real issue is whether this new gecko will bother the other one or not. Try not to worry about how much the other one is leaving the hide and keep a close eye on her to make sure she's not getting more scratched up. If she is, tenth solution will be to separate them, not to switch to another new gecko. Please feel free to ask any more questions you have and we'll try to help.

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    Hi
    You can consider to provide more hides/caves /few story platforms, if you want to keep them in same tank.
    I find out my geckos prefer to stay in a hide with 3 holes, where it can escape easily and safely when the unfriendly one is approaching.

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    Thank you both! We've recently gotten a whole new set up and separated them into their own homes. They're much happier and we can all sleep better knowing she's safe and happy without a friend in the tank with her. ��
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