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    Default Leopard Gecko meets Hamster?!?!

    well my sister is getting a hamster or a guinea pig. what would happen if I introduce them?...anybody done this with other pets?.......my dog is scared og my gecko 8D

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    Roger, that is kinda harsh, no offense.

    Joseph, I don't think it's a great idea to introduce them physically. The hamster might hurt the gecko or the gecko might think the hamster is some kinda prey he can chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    Why would u even consider asking a question like that.If u would even consider a thought like that u shouldnt be owning reptiles!!!!
    well this is a reptile forum and you post things about reptiles weather its a question or a caresheet......if you can't handle reading stupid post then don't join a website that has forums.......i've had a gecko for 3 months, this is why I ask so many questions, i'm doing my research

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    I would lean towards the NOT putting them in the same enclosure. Ive heard of hamster skinning each other due to territory and dominance. Id hate to see what the outcome of the defensive mode of the hamster would be if it suspected the Gecko to be a potential predator. I vote a definite No.
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    lol ok best one ive heard but no i dont think its a good idea either for 1 they both have teeth ,2 they could fight as a defence , and 3 u might end up with a very hurt pet weather its the hamster or gecko as the gecko could dislocate its tail which is not realy good but they use this as a way to distract the preditor they vibrate it so the preditor will go for that instead of the whole thing and there tail doesnt grow back to the full beauty as it was

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    you ever see a hamster bite? those guys are some nasty furry creatures. I compare them to Chatterbox from Hellraiser.

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    Yeah, Eric (well, both of them...) are right. I've actually seen two male guinea pigs that killed each other over food and sleeping arrangements. I've also been bitten by the little buggers and they don't seem to like to let go. I'd think that the "prey drive" might take over pretty quickly. Not something you'd want to try...I'm sure your gecko is perfectly happy hanging out with you instead.
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    you guys are being a little harsh here
    I would also advise not letting them be out together but you guys are being rather insensitive I really don't think she wanted any harm for her animals but to find out if one another would attack if they both were out or something

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    The answer is no. I recommend that you read caresheets on both species before you think about getting any other animals. Forums are tools for those who have already done a basic amount of research and still have additional questions, not for those who have clearly not done any homework in the first place. Harsh or not, common sense is required here. You wouldn't put a cat and a bird together, would you? The same principle applies.
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    I've raised hamsters in the past. Male hamsters are housed individually or with females (I think, not 100% sure anymore). Male hamsters are especially territorial like male leopard geckos. I've seen hamsters fight each other, it's pretty brutal and bloody. I don't even want to imagine what it would do to a leopard gecko. Never seen leopard geckos fighting so I don't know if they're capable of defending themselves. So it's a big NO on introducing the hamster to the gecko.

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