Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    flickshow's Avatar
    flickshow is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default need to identify sex of 3+ months old leopard geckos


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    I bought 2 leopard geckos from pets at home and i am having some trouble figuring out if they are truly females. I was told the 2 geckos are roughly 3+ months.

    I just need someone with experience in identifyimg the sex of 3+ month old geckos.

    Here are some pictures of both geckos:
    1)



    2)

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by flickshow; 01-08-2013 at 09:38 PM.

  2. #2
    cricket4u's Avatar
    cricket4u is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    5,078
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So far they appear to be females. No signs of male as of yet at least.
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
    All above species plus:


    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!
    Likes flickshow liked this post

  3. #3
    flickshow's Avatar
    flickshow is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That's exactly what i want them to be because i want to keep all my leos together in the same viv; after they have been quarentined for a month that is! BTW, when i looked at their lower part i notice faint pores, hardly anyway. I do need to know if 3 months is long enough to actually tell a leopard gecko's gender.

  4. #4
    cricket4u's Avatar
    cricket4u is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    5,078
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    You should wait till they're around six months to be sure.
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
    All above species plus:


    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!
    Likes lisaowens liked this post

  5. #5
    flickshow's Avatar
    flickshow is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Life would be so much easier if it was possible to tell the gender of young leopard geckos!! Anyway, I noticed a thread online suggesting the use of a powerful bright light to help identifie a leos sex at early age. I might try doing just that.. Thanks for your opinion.

  6. #6
    flickshow's Avatar
    flickshow is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I checked the 1st gecko's pores with a magnifying glass and although they are hard to notice i was able to identify what looked like tiny holes on the v shaped pores! Does this mean the gecko is a male? i am confused about the holes, i thought males only have them. I need to know because i cannot keep 2+ males together, which is what i intended to do if the 2 new geckos were female.

    On top of everything i have just said, the two geckos look bloated and have not eaten anything sine i got them 2 days ago.

  7. #7
    cricket4u's Avatar
    cricket4u is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    5,078
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flickshow View Post
    I checked the 1st gecko's pores with a magnifying glass and although they are hard to notice i was able to identify what looked like tiny holes on the v shaped pores! Does this mean the gecko is a male? i am confused about the holes, i thought males only have them. I need to know because i cannot keep 2+ males together, which is what i intended to do if the 2 new geckos were female.

    On top of everything i have just said, the two geckos look bloated and have not eaten anything sine i got them 2 days ago.
    I think you have too many geckos unless you are breeding? Why house them together? I know it's none of my business, but this can lead to disaster unless you have plenty of funds. If you do please let me know, I will send you my checking account number. You will see pits in females as well with a magnifying glass.

    You do know that leos can carry cryptosporidium, infect others and show no symptoms?
    Last edited by cricket4u; 01-10-2013 at 03:28 PM.
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
    All above species plus:


    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!

  8. #8
    flickshow's Avatar
    flickshow is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    I think you have too many geckos unless you are breeding? Why house them together? I know it's none of my business, but this can lead to disaster unless you have plenty of funds. If you do please let me know, I will send you my checking account number. You will see pits in females as well with a magnifying glass.

    You do know that leos can carry cryptosporidium, infect others and show no symptoms?
    I do want to breed some geckos to see what morphs the gene pool has to offer! You are right i should have gotten one more leopard gecko, but it is too late now as i already bought two (2 plus the male i have). And again, you are right, i have thought of using gloves when handling geckos. However, I do wash my hands before and after i handle them anyway. I think i might as well keep them because the 1st one on the picture is really friendly, put him/her on my shoulder and it stood there for 30 minutes without moving! he/she is really relaxed and not stressed like the 2nd one!!

  9. #9
    XoVictoryXo's Avatar
    XoVictoryXo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,189
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    they are both definitely chicks!
    and now i feel like a pervert. (looking at lady parts) LOL
    2 Albino Leopard Geckos-(Tremper) Rex & Xena
    1 Red Eared Slider Turtle - Shredder!
    2 cats- Tonkinese - Hassani / Orange Tabby Sachi
    1 ball python - Fang
    1 Beta - Blueberry
    Likes flickshow liked this post

  10. #10
    flickshow's Avatar
    flickshow is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Quote Originally Posted by XoVictoryXo View Post
    they are both definitely chicks!
    and now i feel like a pervert. (looking at lady parts) LOL
    I hope you are correct.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •