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08-26-2005, 12:26 AM
Do rhac hatchlings like company? My crested hatchlings seem to like the company, and I know that often times housing auric hatchlings together can be hazardous.
I guess why I'm asking is because I intend on purchasing chahoua and leachianus and if they enjoy being paired up when young then I'll make a point to get two of whatever I buy...
What do you think?
08-26-2005, 02:06 PM
most animals are not social. meaning they would rather be alone by themselves. crested geckos are NOT social animals but as logn as the enclosure is large enough, there is no problem just dont house males with males and males with females nad haev them breed every single month. this can be dangerous and unhealthy. may lead to extreme stress and death
08-26-2005, 03:04 PM
As a precaution, I house all my hatchlings by themselves. Once you start adding geckos to an enclosure, you start adding problems. However, people house crested hatchlings together all the time with no ill effects. It all depends on the setup, how many hiding places they have, how much food, etc.
I, personally, would never house leachies together. They're cannibalistic and even though one leachie might not be able to eat another of the same size... any size difference at all is going to raise a stink. If I housed two $400 geckos together and saw legs sticking out of one's mouth one day... I'd cry like a baby. Lol.
As for housing chahouas together, I honestly don't have a clue... never had one, though I plan on getting some in the future. :wink:
08-26-2005, 04:54 PM
I house my crested hatchlings in pairs (clutchmates) and my do fine and have never had a promblem just keep and eye on them and feed them well and they should do fine. My animals seem to be very social and make lots of little sqeeks and clicks at night when I mist them down.
I don't know about leachies chahouas.
08-26-2005, 05:25 PM
I guess I'll just stick to keeping my crested hatchlings in pairs. They seem to like being together and sleep together most of the time. (And of course I seperate them once sexable.) I've seen pictures of leachianus hatchlings housed together but I wasn't sure about that. Thanks for your responses guys!! :D
08-26-2005, 06:46 PM
cresteds seem to do fine. as long as the cage is a reasonable size. depending how many geckos. i fit glutchmate sin a 5 gallon and they do fine. just dont get anything extravagent such as a 120 gallon orsomething. thatll cause stress to the baby due to the hatchling not being able to find food.
08-26-2005, 10:44 PM
Oh ya. I only do pairs and they go in 10g tanks (2 hatchlings per 10g tank) until sexable. I'd be afraid to put too many in one enclosure anyway.
09-18-2005, 03:55 PM
I am wondering if anyone else has witnessed their cresteds cuddling? I keep my males seperate of course and keep five females in a planted 75 gallon terrarium. I keep clutchmates together starting on day one and everyone that started with a tail still has it. But it's so incredibly cute how when I wake up they will be hugging each other or curled up holding hands with intertwining tails. It makes me at least think that they do in fact enjoy each others company! :) :idea:
09-18-2005, 04:21 PM
Yup. Jim and Penelope always sleep curled around each other. Most of my pairs do. It is kind of cute.... :D
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