View Full Version : Gekko vittatus egg! advice please.

05-10-2008, 12:03 PM
Well I am new to geckos and only got my palm gecko a few weeks a go and last night she laid a single egg on the glass.

I am very excited but it is rather unexpected! Is it likely to be fertile? can I tell by candling? she lives alone but I assume she was wild caught. I have googled a bit but have not found much clear information. Do I leave the egg where it is or remove it to incubate? What temps and humidity?

Thanks for any help.


nr Portsmouth, UK

05-10-2008, 07:55 PM
Since only one egg was laid it is most likely not fertile. It is common for a gecko laying egg(s) for the first time not to be fertile. Her next time she should have two eggs and either one or both will be fertile.

05-10-2008, 09:16 PM
I would still treat it like it is firtile. Just leave it alone and you should be able to tell in a week or less if it is. It will start looking a little pinkish if it is.