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    Default My 27 year old leopard geckos still breeding, is this normal?!


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    My 27 year old leopard geckos still breeding, is this normal?!

    Hi all,
    In Spring 1994, I captive bred my first pair of young leopard geckos and 2 sister geckos were hatched. Both of these sister geckos are still around and breeding! They have many eggs but most do not hatch but occasionally (Summer 2020 and the Spring before that, I have the dates written down and photos somewhere..). They breed with 1 male gecko, a hybrid designer gecko of some sort that I got from a dealer at an expo in Pomona that is 10+ years old. Have not paired either female with any other male for about 10 years. These 2 female geckos (wildtype for sure) have not produced that many viable offspring ever but only recently have started up again in the past 2 years. Isn't that odd!?? I don't post here ever but wanted to ask the experts!

    Attaching a pic of one of the old females shortly after laying eggs. IMG_3882.jpg

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    Although I believe it may be more common for males breeding at that age as they dont have the same energy expences for egg producing, having a 27 yo healthy is just a remarkable signal that it have been through a very good care under all this years.
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    I'm pretty sure female leopard geckos don't go into menopause, but that's still amazing. My oldest gecko is 17, male, and produced offspring for all 13 years I bred him.

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    Wow that is a remarkable age. And looks healthy too! Good job! I would say you're the expert
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