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put two males in the same cage ? no females, just them two...
03-10-2009, 04:08 PM
uh no. especialy if one has already established himself in a tank he'll fight for that territory i had a friend who put two males together and the new one bit and riped a crest of the other one
03-10-2009, 04:11 PM
Never house two males together!
They will fight and may result in one's death.
Just don't do it! :)
03-10-2009, 04:18 PM
I was just reading this thread and thought I would ask a hypothetical question. In a large cage how much territory does each male occupy? Zoo's or anything?
Was just curious never plan to make an enclosure large enough.
dont worry guys im not gonna do it lol.. wow i didnt know cresties could be so aggressive... thank all of you
03-11-2009, 06:20 PM
I made the mistake when I moved of thinkin, hey thats a 1 qt deli cup, I can keep 2 in there for a 10 minute drive.....
30 seconds after I put them together buster had creams head in his mouth.
lesson learned never put ADULT male cresties together
I have raised males from juvie size to adut without them fighting though, and I believe allen repashy raises his in mixed groups of around 20 without issue....
03-12-2009, 10:42 AM
I wouldn't. Even my very young hatchlings that I raise 2-3 per enclosure will chase each other if there happens to be two males. Sometimes this is even before the geckos are old enough to be sexable.
03-12-2009, 02:34 PM
it is possible to raise two males together and then not fight, but it's a risk I would suggest you take. Adult males are very territorial and will fight horribly, inflicting serious damage on each other.
03-12-2009, 04:06 PM
I had two males that had already been hosue together for a while, with no issues. I did separate them at about 10 grams, before anything ever happened between the two.
They still see each other as they live right "next door" to each other, and both eat like pigs and are fine.
but I agree with pretty much everyone else, I would not house two adult males together.
03-12-2009, 04:14 PM
I would agree in all practicable instances it is best not to house males together.
However, with that being said, I have yet to hear of any crested actually killing another crested.
I have raised hundreds of crested geckos and will house groups of 3-5 virgin males together as they grow. I have yet to see them fight anymore than females housed the same. Both groups will fight/go after live prey together and this has been to root of fighting for these groups.
I also have a single male in very large terrarium set up that will not tolerate any males placed in his enclosure. I think if you keep them together from a very young age and size it is much more likely the will cohabitiate peacefully.
Ultimately, if you do house them together make sure you keep an ee on them and are prepared to move one if necessary.
As for housing males and females together long term I agree with the above post. My groups are housed year round and naturally cool for about 5 months.
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