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Posted by jmorris on March 23, 2003 at 02:06:41:
In Reply to: Re: Helmeted Gecko posted by Batted on March 23, 2003 at 00:03:26:
I have to say that i am a bit surprised to hear you ask such a question, considering helmeted geckos are a bit pricey and rare for an amateur to be interested in them. I am not jumping to the conclusion that you are an amateur, but by your species mixing questions It seem likely, and even then it should not be taken as an insult.
The fact is that mixing species is possible if done properly. To accomplish a mixed viv however, many variables must be taken into account: The animals must come from similar areas (or even better, the actual same geographic region); they must have the same environmental requirements (humidity, heat, and light specifically); they must occupy different strata (i.e. - one arboreal, one terrestrial) and/or have different activity periods (nocturnal or diurnal); they must not be natural or possible predators of each other; all animals involved should be carefully quarantined and treated for even the most minor of infectious conditions before being combined into one vivaria; the cage must be considerably large.
So, you can see my concern. As for leos with this animal, I would highly suggest against it, as they need quite different humidity levels, they are both terrestrial, and a full grown leo could easily injure or kill a helmeted gecko.