If you own two leopard geckos, or you’re thinking about getting another one, housing them in the same tank may seem like a good idea.
However, you should be cautious.
Two leopard geckos shouldn’t always be kept together and you should be particularly careful about mixing genders. Read on to find out when leopard geckos can live in the same tank and when they should be housed separately.
When leopard geckos can and can’t live together
Whether your leopard geckos can live together depends on the gender mix. Follow this simple guide to determine whether your leopard geckos can be kept together.
In general, it’s perfectly fine for two female leopard geckos to live in the same tank. They don’t tend to mind each other’s company and living together shouldn’t cause any problems.
However, if you find one of your female geckos is growing faster than the other, you may want to think about housing them separately to prevent the bigger one stealing the smaller one’s food.
Two male leopard geckos should not be kept together. Once they have matured, male geckos can be very territorial and fight each other. To prevent this situation arising, always house them separately.
A male and a female
Male and female leopard geckos should be housed separately until they have matured and reached their full size. If they live together as hatchlings, it’s likely that the male will steal the female’s food without anything she can do about it (and stunt her growth).
And of course, if you don’t want your leopard geckos to breed, don’t house males and females together.
Housing options for multiple leopard geckos
If it’s safe for your leopard geckos to live together, a 3ft vivarium will provide enough space for up to three leopard geckos. There are many good options available for a reasonable price on Amazon (and usually with free delivery).
For comprehensive advice about choosing the right leopard gecko vivarium, check out our leopard gecko setup guide.
If you need to house your leopard geckos separately, we’d recommend investing in a vivarium stack.
Vivarium stacks can usually house 3-4 reptiles in vivariums stacked on top of each other and they provide each bearded dragon with its own living space. They’re also a good space-saving solution if you have more than one leopard gecko.
We’d recommend these popular vivarium stacks from Vivexotic:
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