View Full Version : Gecko Vittatus Pairing

12-06-2005, 05:03 PM
I am interested in breeding my geckos. from what i understand, it is fairly easy with white-lined geckos. My male is mature, alittle over a year and measures 9 3/4 in. I recently aquired my female who is much smaller at only 5 in. and the white-line is visable in the faintest discoloration along her back. I'm sure she is not mature enough to hold a clutch, so my question is will I visably see when she becomes ready? Will I be able to notice when she is holding eggs so that I may move her to a breeder habitat before hand? this is my first breeding project so i want to know what to expect.

Also, I've read that Geckos such as the Vittatus, Gekko, and others will sometimes eat small rodents. I would like to know how many of you guys with the appropriate species do this.

12-06-2005, 05:21 PM
I always feed F/T pinkies to my AFT but hate feeding live no matter what.

12-06-2005, 09:43 PM
yeah im not keen on live rodents as food. insects are a diffrent story though.

12-08-2005, 10:51 AM
Your female is still young, less than a year, probably around 6-7 months judging from the total length. She won't be breedable until she is at least the size of you male, and she bulks up a bit.

12-08-2005, 01:23 PM
thats what i figured. i offer a steady supply of crickets with wax worms on occasion. my male never used to be so active but he seems to me much happier with company. :D

12-08-2005, 03:18 PM
Even though these animals live together harmoniously throughout several generations, I don't know if i'd keep an immature female with a mature male. I believe this can cause un-necessary stress to the female if the male is constantly try to breed her when she's not receptive. Geckos don't have feelings, the respond to their environment, if you are keeping them correctly, your male should roam his enclosure freely. If he isn't moving about, there's something wrong, check the humidity/temps. This species with bask if you are using a lamp. An adult pair should be kept in an enclosure that is 30"+ tall.

12-09-2005, 10:50 AM
I see, I hadn't considered that aspect. I have a seperate tank I am going to set up for my female. The original habitat is a standard 29 gallon, 30x16x12 set up vertically. I do use a heat lamp for a bask and a florescent lamp for the live plants. The temperture gets up to about 85 degrees at max, while the bask is on the humidity stays around 60%. Does this seem proper for the species?

Once the female matches the other in size, it will be alright to add her back into the habitat? Also, I saw somewhere you mentioned the adults may live together without too many problems with the young. I have read that it is important to get the young out or they will be eaten by their parents. I would apperciate any information you want to offer. I would love to see the pair I have produce a clutch or two.


02-10-2008, 03:20 PM
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02-10-2008, 05:07 PM
I feed alot of my geckos pinkys about once a month.
YouTube - Tokay eating (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmfnWlQ4vdg)

02-10-2008, 06:23 PM
I see no problem feeding rodents to geckos. In the wild bigger animals eat whole mice. So feeding them in captivity isnt any problem at all. Some people have problems with live food but not many geckos will go for FT or prekilled animals. . . now some will dont get me wrong some will. Just alot wont. . . just like snakes some will and some wont.