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Thinking about getting a Leo (or more)!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:25 pm
by Mack92011
Hey, guys!

I'm pretty new to the forum, and I had a Leo long ago when I was younger, unfortunately I didn't really know what I was doing and he passed fairly soon.

However, after getting a bearded dragon and learning the ins and outs of getting temperature right I've really found a love in reptiles and lizards. I'd like to give it another shot and feel very confident in my ability to keep an enclosure and properly care for one.

However, I do have a few questions because I've read a few different opinions and since so many people on the site seem to know what they're doing, I'd like to see if anyone has some first hand experience with larger enclosures and multiple Leos.

I have a larger aquarium and have read that too much space can be bad news for a single gecko, so I've thought about getting two or maybe 3 (It's roughly a 35-40 gallon tank) with plenty of hides. I know you cannot house two males together, but has anyone had any experience housing multiple females or a single male and some females together? I'm not opposed to adding a separator to the middle of the aquarium if things seem to be going poorly.3

Any advice or suggestion is welcome!

Thanks!

- Mackenzie

Re: Thinking about getting a Leo (or more)!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:03 am
by AHBD
Hi Mackenzie, I know this post is older and I'm sorry it got no responses but did you ever get a gecko ?

Re: Thinking about getting a Leo (or more)!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:24 am
by Mack92011
Hey there!

No biggie! I actually did end up getting some leopard geckos. They are growing nicely as well! I decided it wasn't worth the chance of overbreeding so I cohabbed the females and separated the male.

They don't like me much yet, but are slowly letting me handle them more and more but I got them as hatchlings, so I expect a bit if that.

Re: Thinking about getting a Leo (or more)!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:35 pm
by AHBD
So you got 1 male , how many females ? How big are they ? I've read conflicting info on cohabbing as well but most say in the long run they're best housed separately. Still, if you have a big enclosure and lots of hides you can see how it goes, watch for signs of bullying and if one seems to lag behind. I have a 5 year old female myself, she does pretty well being handled and I'm very charmed with her. :)

Post some pics of your gang when you have some time. EDIT....here are a couple pics of Linus.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg