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I need help to breed my leopard geckos!!

Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by Cian bennett, 25 Mar 2014.

  1. Cian bennett

    Cian bennett Member

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    I have a female standard leopard gecko. I want to breed her. But first if someone could just answer these questions for me

    •she has a bright orange tail and i wanted to buy a mack snow leopard gecko. Would these two be suitable for breeding?

    •do i need any extra vivariums,heat lamps, heat bulbs/mats(whichever works best),tubs for holding the eggs

    •what substrate should i use

    •what tempeture should the eggs be kept at

    •when they hatch, how long before i can sell them?


    If anyone has any extra points or notes to tell me please do so. I want a genuine leopard gecko expert to answer these questions
     
  2. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    Cian I think your best bet would be to ask/join one of the reptile forums, such as reptile forums.co.uk
    a lot of folks there may have more in depth knowledge for you.
     
  3. Cian bennett

    Cian bennett Member

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    Thanks ill do that :)
     
  4. Malayan Tiger

    Malayan Tiger Well-Known Member

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    You may not want to go this far, BUT, it is possible to artificially inseminate leopard geckos.
    Get a rubber pipette
    GENTLY massage the males......thing, until it comes out
    GENTLY warm it with heated water and massage
    position the pipette at the tip of....it
    gently draw out the cells
    insert the pipette into the female an squeeze
    feed the female as much as possible for the next week or so
    hopefully this will work. I've known a few pet stores that have used this method on bearded dragons and leopard geckos.
     
  5. Mahoufish

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    Alright you asked the right guy. Currently I am trying the same thing with my African fat tail geckos, which are close cousins to the leopard gecko, but I am going to answer all your questions the best I can.

    1) Any gecko morphs can be breed to one another, but with the morphs you described you might get some funky hatchlings. (good funky not bad).

    2) All the people who I can who breed leos usually have different setups for their males and females, but many keep males with multiple females for long periods of time. They are usually in a rack setup that is heated up by a series of heating strips and pads, for the eggs your going to need an incubator. Usually the eggs need a special incubator substrate you put the eggs in, Perlite I think

    3) When the babies hatch I feel its best to use paper towels as its cheap and very effective.

    4) Temperature should be any where from 78-89 degree F. Higher temps get more males though, so keep that in mind. The sweet spot is usually 82-87 though

    5)When you sell them depends on you entirely, but I think when the hatchlings are about a month to 2 months old. This allows them to get their bearings and for you to gauge their health.

    I know this is a lot of info, but I know the struggle in breeding these geckos. You just got to find your rhythm.