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    Question Can I put two older geckos together?


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    I have a 10 1/2 year old female leopard gecko, Geico. And, a 8 year old male, Aflac. They have always had their own cages but I recently had a 50 gallon aquarium become available and wondered if I could house them together? The female is very sweet and I don’t want to risk anything happening to her.

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    I’d advise against it. I have a male and a female and they don’t exactly get along even when on my bed. The one time they did get along, he was courting her and she was being very receptive. I wouldn’t put any leos together for purposes other than breeding.

    I don’t know for sure the gender of the gecko he was housed with, but when I adopted my male, he had been housed with another gecko and the last quarter or so of his tail was missing along with all the toes on his front left foot. When I adopted him, the lady I adopted him from mentioned that he and the one he was housed with were very food aggressive. I really don’t recommend them being housed together.
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    It may work, but then you may have to worry about eggs which is a strain on the female's system, so I'd recommend against it.

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    Will they still lay eggs at 10 years old?

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    I’ve heard of geckos who have been breeding at 20 years. Even if the female was too old the male would probably bug her all breeding season so I’d seriously advise against it. Leopard geckos aren’t social animals- keeping them together would stress them out.
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    I think the breeding issue is the biggest obstacle. That said, I do keep small groups of female gecko together. There's never any guarantee that they will get along, but I have been fortunate for the past 15 years that there has a been little fighting. I don't kid myself that they are getting much socially out of the experience, but the cages are large enough for each to have her preferred area and they tolerate each other fine.

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