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BlakeDeffenbaugh
11-19-2007, 11:23 PM
I got these guys yesterday at the Indy reptile show. They are 1.3 and he said they are all proven. So I have them separated for a month or two to get the females fatter then I'll let them go back at it. Let me know what you think about them because I dont know much about them. Also is there any really good sites about them up online anywhere? I couldnt find many. I have them on about a inch of peat moss with some 2 pieces of cork bark for them to hide under and a shallow water dish in each cage. I also put a small dish of calcium in for the females. They warm spot is around 86 or so.

Here they are:
Group
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/BlakeDeffenbaugh/group2.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/BlakeDeffenbaugh/group.jpg
Male
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/BlakeDeffenbaugh/male.jpg
Females
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/BlakeDeffenbaugh/female1-2.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/BlakeDeffenbaugh/female2-1.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/BlakeDeffenbaugh/female3-1.jpg

The guy said the male is a really aggressive breeder thats why the females have no tails.

cliff_f
11-19-2007, 11:58 PM
They probally get in his way so he just takes care of those tails! Nice pictus.

Pete
11-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Hi

I'm breeding P.picta and i think it's not a good sign(this breeder didn't care enough)that all of them have lost there tails! If you have such a agressive male you need to seperate him all the time. Every Picta keeper knows that you shouldn't breed with females wich are less then a year old. I think yours are only juvenile.If they lay to early they wan't get very old. The female on the secondlast pic looks to thin to me and i would keep her seperately to be sure she's getting enough food....i recommend also a fecal sample!
Good look and have fun with this cool geckos.

Regards Pete

BlakeDeffenbaugh
11-24-2007, 01:21 AM
I'm planning of keeping the male separate from the females till probably next year. I want to give them time to bulk up and get calcium back. I was feeding the animals one night and put some crickets in there with them and they went nuts and started chirping . . it was funny. I'm going to look for a reptile vet but as far as I know there isnt one in my area. I've been lucky enough not to have any animal fall sicker than I can care for them. But as long as I can find one I'll take and get a smear done. From what he was saying when I was talking to them is that they are a few years old. They bred last year and this year. But I an not and expert by any means so you could very well be right in that they are juveniles.

Thanks,

PassPort
11-24-2007, 02:01 AM
I've been toying w/ getting pictus for some time now, maybe I will now...

BlakeDeffenbaugh
11-24-2007, 01:13 PM
They seem like very cool geckos. Very active and curious animals. I was watching them one night after I put some food in with the females and one of them came up to the front of the tank and just stared at me. . . . till a cricket walked by and that took her attention. I cant wait to get them breeding it will be awesome. A buddy of mine said they "breed like roaches" so we'll see how many I end up with.

Pete
11-25-2007, 05:22 PM
Thats wright they really produce a lot of clutches.... some females lay every second week!
Thats why they need to be seperated from the male a few weeks, so they have some time to recover.
They also need a lot of calcium(pounded cuttlebones) to produce there eggs!