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Old 12-01-2013, 01:57 AM
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I have 2 leopard geckos which have been living together for 4 months, they are male & female (they hadnt been sexed when i got them) and i have read that it is better to have more than 1 female to reduce the stress if they mate (they are 43g+) but i'm worried about introducing another leo after them being together so long. Both leos are very social and run around on the sofa with me at night, they scratch at the glass if i dont let them out and i have worked out my tank is 32 gallons. Is it a good idea to get another female? x
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:02 AM
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I added two females to my single female in my 4 ft viv last week. I haven't had any major problems and they all seem to be getting on quite well. What I did was remove all of the decor and swap it around so that she thought it was neutral territory, clearing up any territorial issues.

However I would suggest adding a female of the same size as your others, as dominance can occur and sometimes the bigger one takes all the food

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Old 12-01-2013, 02:51 AM
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Thanks Dan, will definately re-arrange the interiorband was gonna add some new stuff as well, but will look at getting a leo of a similar size. Think the size difference was a worry i had already, don't want them to fight.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:38 PM
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Thanks Dan, will definately re-arrange the interiorband was gonna add some new stuff as well, but will look at getting a leo of a similar size. Think the size difference was a worry i had already, don't want them to fight.

No problems yeah it's not very often they fight, but when they do its best to separate them. But after a few days they should be fine!
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:03 PM
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Instead of buying another leo, why don't you spend the money on a second viv?
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