Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Reptiles don't think that way, I'm afraid. They don't look at another reptile and think "hey, he seems calm about handling, I bet it's nothing to worry about". That technique does work with some animals, just not reptiles. You have to remember that they aren't social animals (unlike, say, a dog or rabbit).
They also don't need friends--in fact, it's the opposite, living with another reptile can actually stress them out. Think of it from his perspective, he now has competetion for territory, food, etc.
If you really want to house more than one gecko to a tank, make sure you have a female. If you have a male you might be able to house it with a female BUT they'll breed which is something you definitely don't want if you're new to keeping the species. Female-female can work but like I said, geckos really don't need friends nor do they like to live in groups.
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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