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Posted by mikecoscia on November 01, 2002 at 19:09:44:
In Reply to: Re: Question about ciliatus breeding sex ratios, also leachianus posted by Gecko_King on November 01, 2002 at 18:15:08:
You must have not thought that one out clearly. Leachies are a common predator to cresties. Stomachs of leachies have been found to contain geckos, and even small birds. In the wild leachies live mostly on tree trunks and large limbs. Cresties on the other hand prefer to live on twigs and small branches...why? Because those small twigs can not support the weight of an adult leachie. Its a simple defensive to prevent being eaten. Leachies along with aurics are cannibalistic to their own young, what makes you think they would not eat other species of rhac? Next time please do a little more research to prevent a careless mistake.
p.s. This goes for all reptiles, different species should not be kept together unless througly researched
:I keep 1.6 Cresteds in a cage and they get along great. The male breeds when he wants and has never injured a female. It has been working out great. With Leachies, it is another story. I had a baby Leachie and a juvinile Crested together (which were almost the same size) and the Leachie ate the Crested. I had 2 baby Leachies and one was growing twice as fast as the other and I was affraid that they would eat each other. You never know. Leachies are great, but they take many years to reach breeding age.