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    just as a question, not looking to step on toes or attemp such a setup

    why have i never seen or heard (as retarted as it may be), someone designing u big terrarium to house Uroplatus in the upper part, and a large ground area with niches and hides for Paroedura?
    I wouldnt doubt they inhabit the same forests aswell as many chameleons..

    anybody ever hear or attemp such ideas, IM NOT THINKING OF DOING THIS JUST DAY DREAMING! just so everyone knows
    wouldnt want this thread to go down hill if u know what i mean

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    It have been talked about many times, and could be a sweet setup. I know a couple of guy's hwo have been keeping phelsuma with dartfrogs. But I Would emagine the biggest concern, would be if there should be some interspecifik competition, that could result in negative respons for either/both species and lead to a decline in the animals health.

    But Like you mention, a nice dayream, that proberly could be realized if there is a large enviroment to do it in, but would emagine it should be bigger then some of the usual size tanks, perhaps some roomsize or bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Skrumsager View Post
    negative response for either/both species and lead to a decline in the animals health.
    this is the only thing i would worry about, i know that some famous gecko keepers have had success keeping Rhacodactylus with small terrestrial skinks..

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    You can keep smaller uros such as ebenaui and phantasticus with smaller rainforest paroedura such as gracilis or androyensis. They do inhabit the same evironment in the wild.

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    Yeah, But you will also have to great multiply areas where the aniamls can get their Light exposire, feeding grounds (making sure that the insects wouldent climb up the virtical branches and get eaten by the bigger uroplatus.), and the offspring off either species would be eaten by the other specie as soon as spotted.

    So I think that if you have a really big place, and can greate a dense vegatation, in the buttom as well as in the upper part of the enclouser it can be done.

    Also if you want it to be more natural, you need the extra space for individuals that would immigrate and emigrate to the small /partpopulations, that would be made.
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    I successfully kept 3 species of rhacodactylus in the same large vivarium, i'm sure the same can be accomplished with Madagascan geckos. Your main issues are ensuring each species has ample hiding places, and providing multiple feeding areas the animals are aware of. I found feeding insects was best done off tweezers so I could 1. monitor how many each animal ate and see them to inspect their health on a regular basis and 2. insects running around make the animals hunting them less mindful of one another and can cause squabbling. Though this can be an issue even with having a large number of same species animals, so it's generally just a good idea if you've got more than three or four animals in one living space. Thankfully rhacodactylus also eat fruit and are actually pretty gracious to one another in terms of who eats when. I actually observed all 3 species waiting their turn at the fruit cups if more than one was present at a time!
    Regardless of what location your chosen animals are from or how many species you decide to mix together you should always be alert to their activities and have a fully set up empty tank for each species should any issues arise that require removal from your community vivarium.
    Good choice in topic

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    Default green eyed gekko (smithii)


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    i need to know the sound made by the gecko smithii..
    i have problem to determine the sex of this gekko .. please help me
    i am buying a pair of them soon.

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