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    So I have a leopard gecko who I'm POSITIVE is female (For awhile I thought she was male ) and she's just about a year old. I would like to get another female to put in with her in the next couple months once I have the money and find one I like! My plan is as follows...
    I'm going to get the new Leo and keep her in a 15gallon tank for a month or so just so I can hopefully tame her out a little bit and just give her some time to be quarantined. I'm am then going to move her into the 20gallon with the Leo I have now and PRAY that they get along nicely. If not I will separate them immediately and then go out and buy another 20gallon!

    The 20gallon I have now has 3 hides, is this going to be alright for two geckos?

    Any thoughts or advice is appreciated

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    You're kidding right? Who put you up to this or whose strings are you trying to pull?

    You did just write in another thread that you bought an open front enclosure, but now you just mentioned you still have the 20 gallon. A 20 gallon long is not even enough for one, I'm sure you've read it already. Even if your gecko is not an adult size yet, it will be in a few months. They do best housed alone. Separate them when, after one or both are injured? Come on, I know you know better.
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    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
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    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    You're kidding right? Who put you up to this or who strings are you trying to pull?

    You did just write in another thread that you bought an open front enclosure, but now you just mentioned you still have the 20 gallon. A 20 gallon long is not even enough for one, I'm sure you've read it already. Even if your gecko is not an adult size yet, it will be in a few months. They do best housed alone. Separate them when, after one or both are injured? Come on, I know you know better.
    No where did I post that I just bought a new 20gallon with an open front??

    Every where I've read, including on these forums says a 20gallon is perfect for an adult Leo? As well as a pair will do just fine in a 20gallon long as well? I'm slightly confused...

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    I do see that maybe a 20gallon is too small for a pair, don't even know where I got that from. My apologizes
    However a 20gallon is fine for a single leopard gecko is it not?

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    I apologize. I confused you with someone else.

    Sometimes information is outdated or better information suddenly becomes available. I suggest that you read through the most recent threads and catch up. It's really not a good idea to buy another one yet. You mentioned that you have to wait a few months for money, what would happen if your gecko suddenly became ill? I think it will be much smarter to start saving as much money as possible for emergencies. Sometimes heating equipment can suddenly go bad and will need replacement. I'm just giving you some friendly advice hoping that you will think things over.
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
    All above species plus:


    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    I apologize. I confused you with someone else.

    Sometimes information is outdated or better information suddenly becomes available. I suggest that you read through the most recent threads and catch up. It's really not a good idea to buy another one yet. You mentioned that you have to wait a few months for money, what would happen if your gecko suddenly became ill? I think it will be much smarter to start saving as much money as possible for emergencies. Sometimes heating equipment can suddenly go bad and will need replacement. I'm just giving you some friendly advice hoping that you will think things over.
    Oh of course! I already have money saved for that! I'm talking I just don't have the money to spend on a new one yet!

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