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Old 14-10-2012, 03:51 AM
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Since no one else has mentioned them, Blue Tongue Skinks. They have similar requirements to bearded dragons but are less common and are just as friendly and in my opinion much much cooler.

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Old 14-10-2012, 10:34 AM
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ouch, well hasnt my butt been kicked?? I think I was lucky rather than not notice any aggression, I dont think I did too badly for one beardy to live 11yrs and the other 2 weeks shy of her 13th birthday...
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Old 14-10-2012, 10:47 AM
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^^^^^ sarcasm?

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Old 14-10-2012, 11:34 AM
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My post wasn't supposed to be rude or patronising, I just don't think it's a good idea advising a newbie to cohabit straight off the mark. Imo you need to have owned the individuals separately beforehand so that you know what their normal behaviours are, and if they change after being introduced. I wouldn't want the newbie getting 2 animals, thinking everything is hunkydory, then finding out that they need to fork out on another setup, possibly vet bills or just rehoming one of their pets.

I speak from experience, my OH has recently had aggression (and injuries) with 3 leopard geckos that have lived together peacefully for at least 6 years. So it does happen.
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Old 14-10-2012, 01:17 PM
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Nobody's wrong in what they've posted about co-habiting. It can work - and it can go horribly wrong. It's a bit like "Big Brother" on TV - sometimes the housemates get on, sometimes they don't. Since the average contestant (and viewer) have similar levels of intelligence to a reptile, the analogy is a good one....


There are some other species that could go into the mix and could be worth considering in a 4x2x2 viv. There are loads of geckos that aren't commonly discussed, but that would live happily in a viv of that size. A chuckwalla is another possibility.

I'd recommend going to a large reptile shop and having a good look at lots of different species. See what takes your fancy.
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Old 14-10-2012, 01:20 PM
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I agree with the whole concept of animals living separately especially for a newbie, but once the basics were understood then there could have been space to add another and learn the next level so to speak of two individuals co-inhabiting one enclosure and THAT'S what I was saying, there is space IF the enclosure is well furnished, IF there are suitable basking spots, IF there are enough hiding spots and IF the owner is prepared to split the pair where necessary... a lot of IF's I know...
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Old 14-10-2012, 01:21 PM
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Nobody's wrong in what they've posted about co-habiting. It can work - and it can go horribly wrong. It's a bit like "Big Brother" on TV - sometimes the housemates get on, sometimes they don't. Since the average contestant (and viewer) have similar levels of intelligence to a reptile, the analogy is a good one....


There are some other species that could go into the mix and could be worth considering in a 4x2x2 viv. There are loads of geckos that aren't commonly discussed, but that would live happily in a viv of that size. A chuckwalla is another possibility.

I'd recommend going to a large reptile shop and having a good look at lots of different species. See what takes your fancy.
Thankyou thankyou thankyou - that's what I meant!
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Right thanks for that guys. I'm looking into a bearded dragon or some gecko's. I don't suppose anyone knows of any reputable breeders in the south london area?

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