gargoyle gecko/crested gecko

Natemass

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ive read on a few sites that both these species have pretty much the same enviroment and can be kept together. has anyone seen or done this before? any suggestions?

Nate
 

GailC

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gargoyles are tails eater and will take tails off the cresties. The safest way to keep gargs is singly or in mated pairs.
 

Marc_C

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If you keep Gargs and Cresties together you're going to end up with a Crestie that's missing a lot of limbs... :p

Gargs will even pull the tails off of other Gargs... They are not the nicest Geckos on the planet towards eachother... lol

Take care,
Marc
 

Salvadorii

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Generally it is always a bad idea to mix species. They may encounter each other in the wild, but in a captive setting it just doesn't make sense. You could do breeding harems with crested geckos if you had a larger enclosure 1 male to as many females that can fit comfortably in the enclosure. However you need to watch for gravid females and aggression between cage mates, as the males will relentlessly try to breed and sometimes the ladies won't tolerate it :) Also, The females can have their calcium stores completely sapped from laying, which can cause many health problems. I never house my geckos together unless they are breeding, then I remove them after a month or two. That way each gecko gets enough food and I can monitor their health with ease.


Cheers.
 
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