Can My Skink Live With My Geckos

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  1. DaReptileBoy

    DaReptileBoy Well-Known Member

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    hey

    Iv got an eastern water skink he is not to big at the moment probably the same size as my geckos. So here is the question i have 3 arboreal geckos living in a 60x45x60 tank and i have a deep water dish for my eastern water skink to swim in, and since he is growing to big for his tank can he live with them as they come out at night and he burrows and sleeps at night so i dont think they could harm each other.

    If you could get back to me as soon as you can then that would be great! and i dont mind buying a new tank if i have to but i want to save a bit of money for my project of breeding some reptiles.

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    Nope. Not saying anything. Someone has to. But I'm not. I only have two strikes left. So I am being quiet. But, someone else.
     
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    What?
     
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    GeckoJosh Almost Legendary

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    How well do geckos swim?
    I am hesitant keeping multiple males of the same species in a confined space let alone different species that would normally never interact with each other!
    It may be fine for a while but imo its just a matter of time until your skink rips into one of your geckos!
     
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    DaReptileboy, I believe PythonLegs is hinting at the fact that it would be incredibly unwise to house a skink with your geckos haha, they may be much the same size right now, but your skink is going to grow.

    I don't have experience with keeping geckos, but I have picked up wild ones before and they're extremely delicate animals. I've also picked up water skinks, and I tell you, those things can give you a decent nip. What seems like a nasty nip to us could easily injure or kill your geckos. Also honestly I wouldn't even be overly surprised if your skink tracked down, attacked and killed your geckos for food when it's a bit bigger.

    I wouldn't risk it, you'd be effectively offering your geckos up on a silver platter.

    I suggest investing in separate enclosures.

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    DaReptileBoy Well-Known Member

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    the water dish isent that deep that they could drown its just like a soaking water dish it would probably go up to the elbows
     
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    The water isn't nearly as big an issue as the fact that your water skink and geckos will eventually cross paths living in the same enclosure, and I can't see it ending well for the geckos when they do.
     
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    hes the same size as the gecko but?
     
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    ok thank you for the information i wont do it
     
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