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    hi all hope everyone is well - so ive got a nice space fora bioactive set up ! Im not sure on what i would like to house in there .. im in no rush the tank will be made and left to establish befor animal is introduced. so its all theory and wanted some input of some more knowlagable and wise keepers ... the size of the enclouser is 100 x65 x 80 cm this is the inside size empty.

    im fairy good with bio active as its called, and keeping wildlife, but im more pondering on choice .... and then choice leads to indevidual care needs ..

    somone had sujested a group of cresties ..

    many thnaks in advance i hope i have posted in the right place much love to you all
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    Are these dimensions centimeters or millimeters? 800cm is awfully tall. Assuming you mean100cmx650mmx800mm (i.e. 0.8meters), you should be able to put a small group of crested or gargoyle geckos in there. I recommend you google "arboreal geckos" (if you're sure you want geckos) and then look at pictures of the ones that come up in the search as well as care info. If you want to go a different way than cresties/gargs, you could look into giant day geckos.

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    hi ALIZA - thanks for the reply - oh yes it was 100% supose to be - 100x65x85 in cm... i spent to many hours last night looking into tank requirments of reptiles animals in genreal my brain was hurting i think !

    im not 100% set on geckos ..witth crestie/gargoyle i would like to chat with someon who keeps a group - as on the wide web there seems to be quite some conflict about it ?! how ever i have first hand seen crested geckos share the same spot in the wild ! i mean like 3 or 4 all huddled up in a hole in a tree ect. ! but captivity is diffrent game !

    Im quite open and it depends what animals i can find near me .. i do like to try to rehouse unwanted reptiles so many of them .... what are your thoughts ? I took a trip down to the nearest pet/reptile shop - when i told the indevidul working there this is the size i have - dont want anything to be to squished .. he sujested a geen iguana.... i then said oh will it not get to big ... no they stay fairly small .. was his reply .. (i know ther adult size) .. i said oh neat and had a look around and left .. im still quite shocked how they lied .. trying to just get a sale !!

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    I would not house more than one crestie or gargoyle in that size tank (is it a vertical tank, or horizontal?) unless you are looking to breed, and then only for enough time to mate. They are solitary and can be territorial, and don't need buddies to be happy. Are you looking for display animals, or ones you can easily handle?
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    I do keep cresties and gargoyles together in groups. Currently I have two enclosures of 3 gargoyles each (enclosure size: 18x18x24in/60x60x45cm), and one enclosure with 4 cresties (enclosure size: 18x18x36in/90x45x45cm). All the geckos are female. The gargs are all full or half sibs, the cresties are a mother and 3 adult offspring. I keep careful watch on all the geckos and have some backup enclosures in case there are problems. There have been occasional tail nips but nothing more than that. They are all good sized; no one is losing weight because of bullying. I find that each seems to have places in the enclosure where they like to be, so they seem to be in equilibrium. They have been in these groups for about 2 years.
    It doesn't always work out. I had 2 leopard geckos sharing an enclosure with no problem. One escaped and it took me a few weeks to find her. When I put her back with her cagemate, it didn't go well. Currently the unhappy casemate is living alone and the escapee is doing fine with another leo that had been alone.
    It's just a question of trying it out, if you want to do it, and being prepared with other enclosures for it not working. It's not everyone's cup of tea!

    Aliza

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