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    Default I need help! I think I saw my new gecko biting my other ones tail!


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    Please help. I got new geckos and I saw my leopard gecko (unknown gender) biting my other's tail (also unknown gender) I usually see them together and totally fine but now this. Also, earlier I tried to handle the one that bit the other and they hissed at me! I really don't want to have to get rid of one or anything so is this a behavior thing towards everything or just the other gecko?

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Best remedy is housing them separately. Males "know" their sexes before we do. They can fight to the death of the submissive one.

    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- Leopard geckos become sexable at about 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct /\-shaped row of pores above the vent and by two hemipenal bulges below the vent. To see their vents, potential male pores, and hemipenal bulges gently press their bodies up against the glass. They'll squirm if you try to turn them over.
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    Move them. Cohabbing Leopard Geckos is not ever a good idea because of this reason. They're not social animals and REQUIRE separate enclosures no matter what genders are together. Leos can be cohabbed for years and just one night can result in an awful result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kale View Post
    Move them. Cohabbing Leopard Geckos is not ever a good idea because of this reason. They're not social animals and REQUIRE separate enclosures no matter what genders are together. Leos can be cohabbed for years and just one night can result in an awful result.
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    I agree it's best to separate them immediately. People say their geckos are "cuddling" but really climbing on top of one another is a dominance behavior and isn't good. There's more reasons to keep geckos alone than there are to keep them together despite what pet stores tell you.
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    Okay, thanks! I returned the one that bit the other. I never saw them fighting at the pet store and thought it was okay but bad mistake on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwibo View Post
    Okay, thanks! I returned the one that bit the other. I never saw them fighting at the pet store and thought it was okay but bad mistake on my part.
    Good for you!

    Now your remaining male should hopefully live a long and safe life.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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