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Are they hard to maintain? My experience with gecko's is 1 leo, which i've had for the last 5 years. Im from Puerto Rico (tropical Island), so i guess i shouldnt have any problems with temperature, humidity, etc. Im REALLY interested in keeping one of these beautiful animals, and im up to the challenge also.
I have two gekkos. Like many people who frequent the local pet shop, I inherited mine from my about 12 years ago. You know..."you can bring the pet home" and the kid never takes him back to school but the Mom (me) gets attached and resolves to care for the gekko, hamster etc , for the rest of her life.
In this case it;s a leopard (is that right) gecko. I don't know anything about them and realize I've been writing the word .. gekko...but did get attached to this little guy who I named Richard Gecko.
to make a long story short last year I looked at him and wondered if he'd like a little "friend." The young man at the pet shop gave me a 9 month old F (Carmen) and said to put it in with him...watch carefully...see what happened. All was well until about a month ago. Suddenly He was attacking her. Bit her tail pretty badly.
having read the chat boards I see that (duh) he is trying to mate with her and she was probably too young before. But when I put them together a second time...and came back later that day to check...he'd taken a chunk out of her tail. So to speak. And she is really scared of him.
So I put a board in the tank..which is big..and cut it in half. But Richard freaks out a lot when he hears her. Like right now.
What's a mother to do? Pull down the wall knowing odds are she's going to be bitten. Keep them apart fearing he'll be miserable (he's trying to dig under the wall as I write this)
By the way...it didn't occur to me they would mate because he's 12 and in dog years...whatever..guess he's not a dog.
So. Hello. Any advice?