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Gopherhockey03

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3 Year Member
There are 2 Leopard Geckos my Petco just got in and they are the last ones they are ordering until June!!!! Ones all white and the other looks like this ===> 800011M_112_snow_albino_gecko.JPG I want them badly! They are only $20 on sale I have everything I need except an extra head pad =(. But I do have an extra heat lamp and light. Can I use the Heat Lamp on Luna and then use her heat pad for the babies until I get my extra heat pad in the mail? Help guys!
 

LeoLover

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
I' d say yes, as long as they have some form of extra heat, they should be alright for the short term. Put a big rock under the heat lamp and it will get warm too. Then your gecko gets heat from above and below!

Thats a cute snow baby, I'd definately grab it if they look nice and healthy!
 

LeoLover

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
yes. But you might seperate them when they mature if you dont want to breed, or if they are both males. Then you have to. So plan for that possibility. But if they're still pretty small, and coming from the same place / cage, you'll want to quarantine them together anyway.
 

Darkmaster743

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When do they Normally Mature? My Female and Male in my Cage Offten Lick Each other and are really Social. The baby that stays in the Cage with them dosent Get much attention from the Male. Because If they have Matured i may move the male out, I don't want her breeding under age.
 

LeoLover

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
If they're getting along, you can probably keep them together. Just watch them carefully at first! I also like to rearrange the cage, and even clean it when bringing someone new in. That way, the old guy doesn't feel they have to defend a territory.

Your new one is sooo cute!
 

Gopherhockey03

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Ya they get along so far Luna looked excited when I put them together! She was sniffing the new LG (neutral name until I know sex) and licking it!!! ( I hope she wasn't tasting her for a snack later!:p ) But I rearranged the cage and everything and when I got home they were spooning on the UTH in their rock cave so I'm very happy!!! The lady at Petco actually knows the breeder who they get them from and said both of mine are from him so that's exciting! But yes shes shedding now and they had no humid hide at Petco so she spent a lot of time in mine today and looked a whole lot better when I got home! I'm now just excited for her to eat (hopefully tomorrow cross my fingers!!!)
 

LeoLover

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Leopard geckos lick because they identify each other by chemoreception. I am glad they're getting along. Keep us up to date!
 

Darkmaster743

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Yeah just make sure to watch them. Its a good sign when they play with each other and interact but you have to be very careful. When i first got my second Leopard Gecko i put her with the Big male i already had. They got along untill he saw her eatting Meal Worms. He had some Jelous feeling or some thing like that and began to bully her after i left. I decided to stick around one day because i noticed her behavior was seriously changing. The moment i shut my door a little bit and turned off my Room light and left them 2 alone he began to bite and hiss at her and some times would tremble in a corner. She would offten stay in the cool hide and avoid the warmer one because he was in there. So in the end i seperated her in to a bigger tank. When i got my next 2 Leos i put them with the Female i already had and every one got along.
So my Cage Order is now
20 Gallon = Thesus ( Male - Mack Snow ) Artemis ( Baby Female ) Athena ( Super-Hypo-Carrot-Tail Female )
10 Gallon = Achilles ( Male ) - Agressive
Always Keep an Eye on them for the First 2 Weeks! And If another Leo tries to Steal the other Leo's Food, Give the one thats trying to steal it its own worm while you feed the one who hasnt been fed. My Geckos really get along with this method because no one stays hungry :D
 

Gopherhockey03

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Ya they are great together so far. Except the baby was in pounce mode getting ready to eat Luna's big meal worms and I had to stop her/him!!! But it's a big relief they are getting along! Now if that damn Petmountain shipment would come in she/he could have its own pad!!!
 

Darkmaster743

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Oh thats good! Always Check in on gecko Behavior so you will know when some thing is not normal and so you can get to know your geckos better.
 

LeoLover

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
I find I have to hand feed when I'm giving superworms to avoid some of the ladies "gettin grabby". Crickets they don't fight over, but that bit of worm wiggling out of someone mouth seems to be fair game! LOL!
 

Gopherhockey03

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Ya I had the same problem with a mealworm! The baby hissed(only problem that's happened so far) at Luna trying to eat and I was like isn't this supposed to be the other way around?!
 

Darkmaster743

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Yea same here.. The other day my Male lizard ( Thesus ) saw the baby eatting a worm and ripped it out of her mouth
 

CrestieGuru138

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
I think if you had a rock and warmed it to the right temperature on the rock it will work fine cause i have a friend that does that but rememeber man the right temp on the rock. Leos need that like you know lol. But i hope i was help good luck.
 
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