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12-01-2012, 08:20 AM #1
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I want to start breeding leo's. At the moment I have 1 male that's 40g so I need to fatten him up I am hopefully getting a female this month. I need some breeding tips if possible.
12-01-2012, 09:50 PM #2
Two things first:
For one - ensure you have a separate enclosure for both your male and female, as well as one(s) for your hatchlings. The breeding pair should only be housed together for copulation, and not on a permanent basis.
Two - have you thought about what you will do with the hatchlings? Have you figured out housing, if you'll be selling them or keeping them, what will you do if you can't sell them, etc.?
Please review the Leopard gecko caresheet to ensure you can adequately provide for all Leos in your care. As you were asking about whether two enclosures you found online in your other thread were ok for a Leo (and they most definitely are not) I strongly suggest you research appropriate care for one Leopard gecko before you consider introducing another into your home and definitely before you consider breeding.
12-02-2012, 01:08 AM #3
The advice above is very good, but I did want to add that in some cases it is possible to keep breeding groups of leopard geckos together. I keep 4 groups of 1.2 together with no problems. I also keep 1.1 together that don't breed because the female doesn't ovulate anymore (she was my first breeder 8 years ago). It works because she tends to stay hidden a lot and on the rare occasions that the male approaches her, she nips at him and he backs off. They do fine together and are both healthy with fat tails.
12-02-2012, 02:32 AM #4
Now if you want to trigged breeding, brumation helps a lot. I would not brumate any gecko under one year old though. For details on brumation, carefully browse the care sheets we have here in the appropriate section.
I would not likewise breed females under 18 months of age. This might stop them from acquiring their definitive size if bred too early.
I would also ensure there is a proper laying site, i.e. a laying box, inside the enclosure of your pairs or trios, to avoid the plague of egg-binding. Such laying boxes should be dark inside and half-filled with a constantly slightly moist substrate."Thorr Geckos" private breeder in Normandy.
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12-02-2012, 12:31 PM #5
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