View Full Version : OMG!! Very weird behaviour caught on camera!!!!!!!

10-26-2005, 06:02 AM
Well I have just witnessed the weirdest thing. I'm sure all you experienced breeders will laugh your socks off at my astonishment, but have to tell you all.

I threw a load of crickets into the Taens enclosure, the door bell rang, and leaving the light on in their room I went to answer it.

About half an hour later I come back into the room, and the male is, for want to a better word, 'tugging' at his urmmm...manhood. He had managed to get some substrate on it, and was tugging and licking to clean it off.

The female, little flirt that she is, was not only turning around to lick herself, but was also pulling herself across the floor with her front legs and wriggling her female parts in the dirt as she went like a dog with worms. She is such a lady.

Anyway, I'm assuming that they did the business whilst I was answering the door as I can think of no other explanation for it. Honestly...she laid her egg not much more than 12 hours ago and they are already getting to it and with the light on too!!! They normally don't move a muscle with the light on.

Managed to get a few shots before the batteries on my camera ran out (typical timing!)

Hope it doesn't gross anybody out. I figured there might be some people who would be interested in seeing it. Has anybody else seen this behaviour at all in their geckos? They are fine now, and have gone back to chasing crickets.

Anyway, you can all stop laughing at me now, hehehe...spot the newbee!!!


10-26-2005, 08:40 AM
My male geckos lick their bits a plenty, but I've never seen that behaviour from a female. Like a cat on heat :wink:

10-26-2005, 08:45 AM
Yes, it was really weird to watch. I took photos, but they didn't really show it. It needed video for the full effect, hehehe!


Ken Bartenfeld
10-26-2005, 11:12 AM
I would say yes, they did it. As with my Amyae I have noticed the males would lick them selves what seemed to be clean. I just never seen a female drag her self along the floor, but I would believe she would do it if she got ... something stuck in ... ya know?

I would say ... they did it.

So congrats.

10-26-2005, 03:49 PM
I guess if he got some substate stuch to him, she could week have gotten some substate stuck to her! She was fine after a while so I guess she must have gotten it out okay. Maybe I should change the substrate. Any suggestions as to the best substrate for Ciliaris anyone?

10-26-2005, 03:53 PM
I use natural desert sand mixed with a little eco-earth. I doubt it was a problem with the sustrate though so I wouldn't worry too much.