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    Hi, I am trying to breed for the first time and I am having a little trouble.

    I have a 1 male to 2 females. Soo in about mid to late January I put them all together in a 40 breeder. And I noticed the male do his thing, but both females rejected him. I saw this happen in to late February. And since then the male does not seem interested with the females.
    I have been checking the belly's of the Females almost daily to see egg growth and only 2 pinkish dots which only indicates ovulation.
    I have done tons of research on this I am fully prepared for everything, I just cant get them to mate

    Is there something I missing?? or does it just take time??

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    Andrew ~

    How old are these leos? How do their sizes compare?

    How many hides have you in this 40 gallon tank? warm dry, warm moist, cool?

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    I have hand my normal for 6-7 years so 6-7 years old little on the older side.
    My other female Tangerine I got from the last Pomna Expo I was told that she was 4-5 years old and that she is a proven breeder.
    I believe that my male is a giant and so he is a little bit larger than the females.

    I have 3 wet hides 1 being a tub of vermiculite.
    And 4 dry hides

    Some times the are all in different hides and some times they are in the same hid like sleeping with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdkktm250 View Post
    I have hand my normal for 6-7 years so 6-7 years old little on the older side.
    My other female Tangerine I got from the last Pomna Expo I was told that she was 4-5 years old and that she is a proven breeder.
    I believe that my male is a giant and so he is a little bit larger than the females.

    I have 3 wet hides 1 being a tub of vermiculite.
    And 4 dry hides

    Some times the are all in different hides and some times they are in the same hid like sleeping with each other.
    You may want to use something different than vermiculite. There is a report on GU where a leo got vermiculite stuck in the eye.

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    Ok I will keep and I on the Vermiculite. No I don't think everything is spot on if so wouldn't they be breeding???
    I know I have the correct care for these geckos like I said I have had my normal for 6-7 years and the others for almost a year. They are healthy geckos and great pets. I am just wondering why they are not breeding.??

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    My geckos won't breed either. Sometimes they don't, I guess. Maybe the male isn't interested. You could try separating the male for a few days and then reintroducing them to see if that makes him try to breed again.
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    There's "not breeding" when the female is biting the male to reject him and there's "not breeding" where the male seems to be ignoring the female. In the second case, as long as there's no "violence" it makes sense to just leave them together for awhile since just because you don't see them breeding, it doesn't mean they're not breeding. If the female is biting the male and the male is backing off, it still may make sense to leave them together for the same reason as above. I have found that sometimes, even when you see that the female is ovulating, it can take longer than you'd expect for her to become gravid. As long as they are in good health and you feel that the male and females are safe together, I'd recommend just being patient and giving it at least another month.

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