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Old 11-12-2011, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mstypical View Post
Don't know how to say it without sounding like i'm trying to burst your bubble, but there are some possible problems with housing them together. Firstly, be absolutely positive, they are both female. I bought a male MHD from a reputable reptile shop and it turned out to be gravid, hence a female. Secondly, have they been together before? Even if they have, chances are they may at some point start fighting. I'd say there's a higher chance for you, as they are different sizes/ages. Trust me, i've not just read it from a website, I speak from experience. If you really want to keep them together, have a spare viv ready in case of fighting, they will need separating and you must have a viv ready. Also, I wouldn't put any more than 2 in there. My Leo's have 2ft of space each, 3ft is not really big enough for more than 2.

Hope you take the advice the way it was intended
Firstly, thank you for the advice, I;m sure it will come in-handy at some point, and it had already crossed my mind that, due to the age difference between them, they might not immediately chum up.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if there's much I can do if they decide they don't like each-other, aside from seperating them; that said, I have neither the money or, more-importantly, the space for a second vivarium, and seperating them by putting one in an Exo-Terra faunarium is the only thing I can think of off the top of my head.

Unless anyone has some further advice, this may be my only recourse should this sort of situation occur. They were bought together, and I really can't ask the shop to take one back, like some tee-shirt that doesn't fit, just because they don't get along - I didn't pay for them, my dad did.

Again, thank you for making me aware of this as a potential problem. I suppose I'll have to have a word with the people at Reptile Cymru about this, see what they can suggest; until then, I'm going to do some in-depth research into a solution that makes best use of the resources I already have. This would be a nightmare scenario, and I can't believe I didn't think of this...

Also, to answer your other question: Yes, I am sure that both are female; Ben (the guy on the counter) checked the geckos in-front of me while we were in the shop when I told them I was specifically looking for females. I coudn't see any pre-anal pores on either gecko.
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