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    Question Missing toes and your opinions?


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    So I知 considering buying another female leo here soon at a reptile expo I知 going to this weekend.

    I have bought geckos before from this breeder at previous expos, and have been nothing but thrilled with her animals. She was showing me some of the current geckos she値l be selling at this upcoming expo, however she was not the one to produce these geckos. She was given them by a friend who was moving away. She has a few Firebolds I知 interested in, however she said that some have missing toes. She thinks that they could have lost them due to stuck shed in the past, but she痴 not 100% certain. My question is what do you guys think? I would be using this gecko in future breeding projects (if I do decide to buy one), but should I? Do you think there could be something genetically wrong with this gecko that could pass onto her offspring? Is the gecko痴 quality if life majorly hindered?

    Here are some example pics of the geckos:
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    https://sta.sh/01s9ogk3f1a4
    https://sta.sh/02dpc3rkhxje

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    Missing toes is very common in leopard geckos. It is usually due to stuck sheds, which is due to lack of a moist area in the enclosure. With the number of missing toes in the photos, stuck sheds are almost certainly the cause.
    It's not genetic, and it won't affect their ability to breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripe13 View Post
    So I知 considering buying another female leo here soon at a reptile expo I知 going to this weekend.

    I have bought geckos before from this breeder at previous expos, and have been nothing but thrilled with her animals. She was showing me some of the current geckos she値l be selling at this upcoming expo, however she was not the one to produce these geckos. She was given them by a friend who was moving away. She has a few Firebolds I知 interested in, however she said that some have missing toes. She thinks that they could have lost them due to stuck shed in the past, but she痴 not 100% certain. My question is what do you guys think? I would be using this gecko in future breeding projects (if I do decide to buy one), but should I? Do you think there could be something genetically wrong with this gecko that could pass onto her offspring? Is the gecko痴 quality if life majorly hindered?

    Here are some example pics of the geckos:
    https://sta.sh/012mpw2k3wxb
    https://sta.sh/01s9ogk3f1a4
    https://sta.sh/02dpc3rkhxje
    i will be there, i have several females available with known genetics and i produced them myself. the 2 albinos are spoken for.

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    but to answer your question no the missing toes wont be passed on genetically and it wont hinder breeding and quality of life probably wont be bad either. however i must say, as i am learning here, when breeding leo's knowing the exact genetics is very important.. het's can be hidden for generations then just pop up out of no where, like crossing albino strains or eye mutation strains.
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