How To Breed Leopard Geckos

Some leopard geckos are easy to breed for, but difficult for others.The easiest way to breed leopard geckos is shown in this article.The best way is the simplest.

Step 1: There is a male and a female leopard gecko.

The males and females have bulges below the vent.The V-shaped row of scales above the vent is occupied by males and females, but only the male’s scales are hollow and produce wax.scent marks their territory with this wax.Don’t trust people at a large pet store if you want to have a male and female.People usually know their stuff at smaller shows.If you house two males together, they will fight to the death.

Step 2: The male and female need a large cage to live in.

If you see aggression, they can be kept together.When introducing a male and female for there to be a little squabbling, this usually stops within the first week.You will need a long tank for a pair.Adding 10 gallons (37.9 L) of space for each additional gecko will allow you to house one male and 4-5 females.

Step 3: Provide a lay box for the eggs and get the incubator ready.

A plastic container with a lid can be used for this purpose.You can fill the entry hole with moss and use it as a moist hide.

Step 4: Ensure that your customers will buy your babies when they are ready.

Step 5: The male and female should be introduced.

You can put them in the same cage right away.Do not try to breed a female that isn’t healthy.She could die.At least one year old females should have a healthy weight.Provide a shallow dish full of calcium and the female can lick it up as she pleases.Females use their calcium reserves to make eggs and if they deplete they will die from bone disease.Make sure she always has access to water and feed her generously with calcium dusted insects.Producing eggs takes a lot out of a female.

Step 6: Let nature take its course.

It should happen within a week.The pair should be separated if you see major drama.They are not both males.One male and one female can be reintroduced later.

Step 7: The box is ready to be put in the cage.

Females dig to lay their eggs, so you can provide a place for them to dig.

Step 8: The female will lay her eggs in 4 to 5 weeks.

You will usually see her laying the eggs in pairs.It will be easy to see that she has laid the eggs.

Step 9: The eggs should be in the medium.

Don’t jiggle the eggs and remove them from the laying box.The embryo attached itself to the side wall of the egg after being laid for 24 hours.The embryo could drown if it were to come loose from the egg.If you want to put an egg in a deli cup, you have to make a hole in the medium with your finger.If you want to know what the right side of the egg is, mark the top with a dot and a sharpie.If the egg is moved, you will be able to place it right side up and hope that it doesn’t drown.If you want a mix, set the temperature in the middle of the range, 80 to 85 degrees.

Step 10: The developing embryo should be observed.

You can “candle” the eggs using a small flashlight after a few weeks.You don’t have to touch the eggs, just take them into a dark room and shine the light as close to the shell as you can.You should see the pink inside.You will see the baby inside as a dark mass further along the eggs.

Step 11: The eggs should hatch after around 60 days.

Step 12: The babies will be in the cages.

Each person should have their own small cage before they hatch.Each baby can be housed by itself in a 10 gallon tank with plastic dividers.There should be a small water bowl in each cage.

Step 13: There are tiny crickets readily available.

Within a day or two of being hatched, babies will start eating insects.

Step 14: Before you breed leopard geckos, make sure you have homes for all the babies.

A single female can lay up to 20 pairs of eggs a year.