A couple more gecko question?
i am finally getting my leopard geckos tomorrow. i am thinking of picking up an albino, a snow and a normal one, but had to ask whether different morphs can live together. i'm thinking yes, but i am asking just to bring in sure. i know, dumb question.
also, i am reusing a cage that i have my snake in before. he was pretty sizeable. i only have big hides from my snake for my geckos, and i'm picking up babies. they're possibly 3-4 inches long. i can't find any of the hides from when my snake was little. should i pick up small hides again? are they similar to snakes that feel insecure in large hide if they are small?
I would say only one per inclosure. Male leopard gecko's should not be housed together due to reaching sexual readiness they can become very agressive towards eachother, causing injuries such as missing toes, pieces of their tail or wounds that can possibly become infected or release. They can be kept together while younger 3-4 inches is pushing it, but problems can still occur with feeding etc. They will be drinking live foods like crickets and mealworms and might accidentaly mistake the movement of another gecko's tail or toes for food. In the wild they have their own territory's, but surrounded by a cage they dont. If you must have two, females would be the best way to be in motion.
Different color porphs can live together, but different types of gecko's no. Like leopard gecko with a caladonian could mean trouble. I just cogitate of them in the wild. A gecko from a warm dry climate, should never be near one from a humid warm climate, etc.
Yes, having a bunch of different places for them to hide is virtuous, also different sizes to choose from. Leopard gecko's are nocturnal and sometimes like to be in a cooler dark place.Usually simply come out at night, or for feeding time.
Getting a good thermometer is a virtuous idea too. Keeping them at the right temperature is needed for their health, digestion, stress etc. Also lots of race dont know about having UVB and UVA both, since they arent in intuitive sunlight they need it in bulbs for their bones.
Hope this helps, hold fun with your gecko's!
hide wise i would say big hides are ok but u necessitate at least 1 hide per gecko
different morphs can live together but label sure of the sexes!! all females are fine but 2 or more males together will fight-sometime to the death! i hold 3 females together,one is a high yellow,one is a jungle,one albino.females and one male is fine aswell.ebay do really virtuous small hides aswell.as long as you have a good size moisture box inside for them to step and shed in aswell.any hide is good,and a apposite size water dish is great too.enjoy your geckos!!
Geckos can be kept on their own or will live happily together - this being one manly to several females. Males will fight to the death and should always be kept separate!
Geckos are environmental, meaning they need more floor space rather after height. UV lights can be used, but some people choose not too, due to this species being nocturnal. Use a bake mat or basking lamp for heat, as described above connected to a thermostat. The best substrate to use for mature leopard geckos is children's play sand. If you have a young gecko, it's best to place these on paper towel to prevent impaction, until they are approx. 6 inches long. Impaction money that the gecko has eaten the substrate and cannot pass it - cause illness! Plenty of hides should be placed throughout the viv and depending on how many geckos are housed together, at tiniest 1 humidity hide. A varied diet of insects should be offered, with the unusual pinkie (baby mouse). For young and juvenile Geckos, feed approx. 5-15 crickets every day near the appropriate sized food. Adults can be fed every other day on 2-8 crickets, once a month try feeding a small pinkie. Any uneaten food should be removed, crickets can injury your Gecko while sleeping. You will find that your Gecko loves wax worms, single feed as treats as these are high in podgy.
Hope this helps and good luck.