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Old 13-01-2010, 10:21 PM
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for christmas we bought an adult leopard gecko for our girls first lizard..unfortunately just before christms he escaped causing many tears and sleepless nights. We though the labrador had eaten him so we replaced him with a new baby gecko 5 months old approx...GUESS WHAT!!! hes just turned up from behind the dishwasher!!!!.
My question is can i keep them together in the same tank??? i don't no the sex of either unfortunately and i don't want to put them together if it will cause any harm....

any help would be appreciated....kev
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To be honest. A adult and a 5 month old together would not be a brilliant idea. The adult would try and seek dominance and if they are male and female then it would be a whole new trouble. If i were you, i would get a small Rub with a seperate heat mat for the baby til they are around a year old - if they are both female, try and introduce them back together then
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simple answer to that is no. regardless of sex, this is a bad idea. if one is an adult and one a baby/juvie, the size difference will be too large, and the smaller one will be stressed, if not bullied. a RUB for the baby wouldn't be too expensive until you can sort out a new viv/rehome it. until you can get a RUB, depending on the size of the viv, you can probably put in a partition
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congrats on finding him, ive had a couple of escape artists in my time and its always a great feeling to find them
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simple answer to that is no. regardless of sex, this is a bad idea. if one is an adult and one a baby/juvie, the size difference will be too large, and the smaller one will be stressed, if not bullied. a RUB for the baby wouldn't be too expensive until you can sort out a new viv/rehome it. until you can get a RUB, depending on the size of the viv, you can probably put in a partition
ditto as Nic has said
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ditto as Nic has said
is it sad that i feel all happy and proud when you agree with me? :p
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is it sad that i feel all happy and proud when you agree with me? :p
If it is then we're both sad Nic
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If it is then we're both sad Nic
you too then? it's just such an honour to be agreed with by the leo queen
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thanks for the replys everyone...hes currently in a 18 x 18 viv at the moment that had my baby beardie in..just need a heatmat tomorrow
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you too then? it's just such an honour to be agreed with by the leo queen
awww will you two please stop acting like 'slushpuppies' already
honest I gets all embarrassed and hot flushes at my age aren't good
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