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Old 01-31-2019, 07:10 PM
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Hello everyone!

I'm a new subscriber to the board but have lurked in the background of the forums for quite a while. I've had dart frogs for a year and glass frogs for a couple of months. My youngest child is the proud owner of a leopard gecko.

I recently saw a discussion regarding brands of supplements and was curious which one you use and why.

I questioned the breeder of our gecko and our vet about housing more than one gecko together and they gave me opposing views. My kid would like to get a second because "Sundancer is lonely." What are you views regarding housing more than one gecko together? Obviously we will have to increase her tank size which is no problem. I was already getting everything together to do that as I feel she has outgrown her current tank.
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I breed leopard geckos for local retail and wholesale, and have for six or seven years.

Sundancer is not lonely. Leopard geckos are not social, and do better alone. They are somewhat territorial, and can be very violent in rare cases.

That said, two females of the same general size will get along in a decently sized (20g long to 40g breeder tank or equivalent), appropriately designed (multiple dry hides, multiple moist hides, some visual breaks, good temperature gradient) enclosure nine times out of ten. That last one out of ten pairing will result in poor feeding, injury or death of one or both geckos. I have had all three of these occur over the years. Even a compatible pair can injure each other in wrestling over a prey item.

If you do keep a second with her, watch them closely and be prepared to move one out on short notice. The safest bet is to get another (or two more, or six...) and each in their own enclosure. A rack system can house a score of geckos separately in the footprint of one glass tank.

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