What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

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What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

Postby linatonxa » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:56 am

What types of lizards can live with crested geckos? Also, what type of frogs can live with crested geckos? Please recommend how big the tank should be if I house these lizards and frogs with the created gecko.(only if you know) Thanks!
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Re: What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

Postby Lillypod » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:31 pm

I would rather not house different species together, just to be safe...
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Re: What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

Postby imperial exotix » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:23 pm

Most reptiles are solitary animals and if housed with other reptiles some will eat, fight or are very stressed out when housed in the same enclosure. However they are species of reptiles who do not mind living with other reptiles of the same species for example leopard geckos females can be housed together but if males are housed together the will fight.

Now mixing species of reptiles is not recommended even though many people do it and do it with out any problems.

In conclusion I would recommend you just keep all your reptiles separate or in pairs.
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Re: What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

Postby LizardLover » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:23 pm

DO NOT PUT FROGS OR OTHER GECKOS IN WITH THE CILIATUS.

They can end up fighting and may kill each other or the gecko could drop its tail.

Only crested babies/hatchlings can live in a tub. Adult males should never be in an enclosure together, never. They are territorial and will fight to the death.
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Re: What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

Postby Bushviper » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:35 pm

Going the route of "these animals live together in the wild" would be like putting lions and antelope in the same enclosure because they live in the same area in the wild.

Frogs will probably try and attack the gecko tails which look like food to them. Other NC lizards like the Terror skink would compete for food and possibly even eat eggs or babies.

Bad idea. Just put in more plants and branches and make a pretty cage.
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Re: What types of lizards can live with crested geckos?

Postby LizardLover » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:10 pm

And no, don't put in carnivorous plants....
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