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Can male Leopard Geckos be housed together?

We are finding a new home for our leopard gecko and a lady responded saying she has 2 males housed together. I'm not sure if mine is male or female, but I've read that adult males are territorial and can fight to the death. I've also heard that having males with a female can exhaust the female sexually. Any insight would be appreciated!

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MrsLaher

Asked by MrsLaher at 12:42 AM on Apr. 11, 2009 in Pets

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  • It's not recommend to house two males together. They may get along while they're young, but once mature, males tend to fight with one another. Here's a pretty good site for more info: http://www.leopardgeckocare.net/housing-cage/vivarium-terrarium-for-multiple-leopard-geckos.html
    Tigress0717

    Answer by Tigress0717 at 4:54 PM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • First, sex your gecko. If it's older than six months, it's super easy to do, and even if you can't do it, you can take it to a vet or reptile store and they'll sex it for free.

    Second, regardless of the sex, don't send it anywhere where it'll be housed with a male. If yours is a male, it WILL have to fight eventually. If it's a female, she'll be bred, and there's no need for that (and if she were housed with two males, yes, she'd be completely exhausted...breeding season can kill a healthy gecko with just one mate). Insist that your gecko be housed alone.
    MrsGurt

    Answer by MrsGurt at 3:38 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • If you have to males, they can NOT live together,they will fight.These gecko's can drop the tail.
    donnax3

    Answer by donnax3 at 5:30 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • No
    devonNjaedon

    Answer by devonNjaedon at 10:08 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

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