Question about acquiring a new pet

urbano1787

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I have had a Leopard gecko for about 5 years now have owned it since it was a baby and it has lived on its own. I was wondering if i were to get another baby would I be able to house them together or would they need a separate tank. I currently have a 20 gallon long. Any info would be helpful
Thanks in advanced
 

acpart

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If you get a new gecko you can possibly eventually house it with your current gecko only if both your current gecko and the new one are females. If this is the case, I recommend this:
--keep the new gecko quarantined for at least a month. Ideally, have it tested for crypto when you get it and again at the end of the quarantine
--be sure to get an adult gecko, not a hatchling, or get a hatchling and don't introduce it until it's adult size
--introduce them after quarantine but watch them carefully and be prepared to separate them if it doesn't work

Aliza
 

Thorgecko707

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I have had a Leopard gecko for about 5 years now have owned it since it was a baby and it has lived on its own. I was wondering if i were to get another baby would I be able to house them together or would they need a separate tank. I currently have a 20 gallon long. Any info would be helpful
Thanks in advanced
You can always try. But the best rule of thumb is to house everyone separately. There can be a whole bucket of issues, the most common being that an alpha is established. That makes it hard for the smaller to get any food, even if there is plenty.
 

acpart

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I agree that it can be a problem housing leopard geckos together and that it's important to have separate enclosures prepared just in case (which I do), however, I have been housing leopard gecko, gargs and crests in small groups of 2-4 for the last 17 years with rare problems.

Aliza
 
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