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Housing Two Aurics ...


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Posted by leprachaun13 on December 29, 2002 at 19:02:45:

In Reply to: Okay to house 2 baby aurics together for a short time? posted by RhacsRsweet on December 29, 2002 at 16:24:06:

You probably already know that it's never a great idea to do that, there are several outcomes that can result from shared, housing. In the worst case, you look into the tank and only see one gargoyle, and that one has a really big stomach. The others being that they could get along and be fine, or they could fight, but nothing comes of it. Personally, I wouldn't do it because of the gargoyle's interest in whatever it can fit inside its mouth, my example being I was having trouble feeding my hatchling smaller crickets, but I took a chance and threw in a few crickets about 1/3-1/2 the size of the auric, and the width of his head, and he devoured them in a jiffy.

It's really in the best interest of the gargoyles to keep them separate, but I won't be totally useless, and I'll give you some possible solutions:
I keep my little gargoyle in a decent size rubbermaid container my Mom picked up at some craft store, but you can find one almost anywhere.
Or, if it won't be too long, you could put a temporary divider in one of the the tanks (a 10 or a little less would be fine) and put any supplemental heat source (if applicable) in the middle for equal distribution.

Well, that's my long-winded version of saying that it would be best not to keep them together, but hey, it's only my opinion.
Good Luck, Aurics are a great choice

Ian





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