I received a group of three cresties into my rescue from a young boy who wanted to try his hand at breeding and believed that he had a male and two females "even though one of them looks male". His vet had even told him he had a good breeding group of a male and two females. This is why I'm very cautious about who I go to when the vet receptionist insists they see "any exotics" without asking.
I got these geckos home and gave them a couple of days to settle before checking them more thoroughly. All three were male! No wonder the kid never got any eggs!
Despite all of them being male, they had been together for so long and were so friendly and docile that I decided to keep them together, just to see what would happen. Well wouldn't you know it, they got along! They do make a ton of noise as night, but there doesn't seem to be any bullying and they even eat together without competing. I do, however, provide ample amounts of CGD in three separate dishes just in case, as well as crickets weekly.
So does this mean that ALL geckos will get along? I don't think so. I think this is probably only possible due to a few factors:
- They were housed together from a very young age.
- They have always been housed in the absence of females.
- They always have more food than they could ever dream of.
I still don't advise or advocate the housing of multiple geckos outside of breeding groups, and still strongly advise against housing multiple males together in the presence of a female.