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    Hi guys so i am thinking of getting two geckos. Could someone tell me the size of the tank i need or recommend a tank to me. I am planning on getting them youngish if possible. Also i have a cat so need a tank that can't get into. Thanks

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    are they going to be boys? girls? both? are you keeping them together? for seprate I would say a 20 gall long, for both 30-40 gall, boys will fight and harm each other, if you keep a boy and a girl you will probably end up with eggs, and even females can sometimes fight, what is going to be your heat source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    are they going to be boys? girls? both? are you keeping them together? for seprate I would say a 20 gall long, for both 30-40 gall, boys will fight and harm each other, if you keep a boy and a girl you will probably end up with eggs, and even females can sometimes fight, what is going to be your heat source?
    I was going to get two females because i want to but have limited space but if the fight then i have nowhere to put the second one. What are the dimensions i need as when i look at tabks they don't say gallons. Ermm was going to use a heat pad.

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    the 20 gall dimensions are 30" x 12" x 12" the 30 gall breeder's are 36" x 18" x 12". great job on planning to use a heat mat, as heat mats are vital. make sure you get a heat mat big enough. two females sound OK as long as you have correct heat, space, and enough hides. you don't want them fighting over hides. if you can get the tank set up and post a pic of it it would help a lot. what do plan on feeding them? do you have the supplements? sorry for all the questions but I am just making sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    the 20 gall dimensions are 30" x 12" x 12" the 30 gall breeder's are 36" x 18" x 12". great job on planning to use a heat mat, as heat mats are vital. make sure you get a heat mat big enough. two females sound OK as long as you have correct heat, space, and enough hides. you don't want them fighting over hides. if you can get the tank set up and post a pic of it it would help a lot. what do plan on feeding them? do you have the supplements? sorry for all the questions but I am just making sure.
    I haven't bought anything yet mate just been doing the research. I was planning on giving them mealworms and i know they need calcium and miltiviamin powders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    the 20 gall dimensions are 30" x 12" x 12" the 30 gall breeder's are 36" x 18" x 12". great job on planning to use a heat mat, as heat mats are vital. make sure you get a heat mat big enough. two females sound OK as long as you have correct heat, space, and enough hides. you don't want them fighting over hides. if you can get the tank set up and post a pic of it it would help a lot. what do plan on feeding them? do you have the supplements? sorry for all the questions but I am just making sure.
    The original question was about enclosure size, why do you assume the OP needs all that husbandry advice?
    Stick to the original topic, don't stray off into all the other areas of leopard care, let the OP ask for help if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    The original question was about enclosure size, why do you assume the OP needs all that husbandry advice?
    Stick to the original topic, don't stray off into all the other areas of leopard care, let the OP ask for help if needed.
    OK sorry, I think I got a little carried away

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    on doing research!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSteppy View Post
    Hi guys so i am thinking of getting two geckos. Could someone tell me the size of the tank i need or recommend a tank to me. I am planning on getting them youngish if possible. Also i have a cat so need a tank that can't get into. Thanks
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    I recommend just getting 1 leopard gecko. Leopard geckos don't need cagemates. Leos are much better off housed alone. Even 2 similarly sized females who've gotten along for months/years could have a bad day and attack each other.

    I suggest buying an under tank heat mat ~1/2 the size of the enclosure's floor. Ultratherm heat mats are manufactured in Scotland and are top notch!. An 11 x 17 inch mat is perfect for a 30 x 12 x 12 inch high enclosure.

    • A 20 gallon LONG enclosure (30 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches; 76.2 x 31.75 x 31.75 cm) makes it easy to maintain the appropriate thermal gradient for your leopard gecko. That size is excellent for a hatchling leo too.
    • A 20 gallon long is the minimum size enclosure for a normal-sized female adult leo (~9 inches total length & ~70 grams) or perhaps a male. For a larger leopard gecko I recommend either an Exo Terra viv 36 x 18 x 12 inches (90 x 45 x 30 cms) or a 40 gallon breeder viv (36 x 18 x 17 inches).
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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