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    SO, had my male to the vet...just for a check up. Everything is completely fine, no sign of infection or MBD, other than an irregular heartbeat.

    But the vet thinks that there is a high chance my he is a she - admittedly he is still a bit young to tell 100% but just in case, I want to know when to add a dig / lay box. Do you wait until eggs are seen in the abdomen or at a certain age? I forgot to ask...

    Wyrm is about 5 months old and 63 grams right now. My moist hide is all sphagnum moss right now and is always available
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    At 63 grams Wyrm's gender should be easy to tell.

    Damp Eco Earth's coco fiber is good for Wyrm's lay box. Add it at any time. There's always some chance that infertile eggs might be reabsorbed.

    Have you seen this?

    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- At about 6 months old a leopard gecko's gender can be confirmed. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct /\-shaped row of pores above the vent and by two hemipenal bulges below the vent. To see their vents, potential male pores, and hemipenal bulges gently press their bodies up against the glass. They'll squirm if you try to turn them over.
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    Thanks, I'll post a picture soon. I'm also leaning to female at this point, but I'm just so new looking at it. _ also no pores :/
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    Would the damp eco - earth box also work as his moist hide?
    He's currently getting ready to shed and heavily uses the sphagnum moss box and I don't have room for both.
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    All the female Leo’s I had reabsorbed the eggs, but I always kept a separate container with eco earth in the center of the enclosure. I always worried that a humidity hide would not allow the substrate to be deep enough. Since you don’t have enough room, just continue to use the humidity hide as both. You will probably be ok.

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    So this whole thread may be a false alarm lol. Got home and found Wyrm out sitting in his dish, freshly shed, and waiting for dinner so I took a quick pic with my good macro camera....I think I see some pores and bulges! The pores are super faint - not dark like in the link from Elizabeth, but if I zoom in I'm pretty sure I can see them, break it to me gently if I'm imagining things! Pic to follow. His cute post-shed pink feet just kill me sometimes

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    It’s a boy! You don’t have to worry about eggs.
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