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Post by Swarsh on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:00 am

Hey guys!

My leo is around 60g (female) and I am picking up a 30g~ male tmr and I was wondering when it will be safe to start breeding?
Does the male have to be bigger or similar size to breed or can it be small ?

Was thinking about getting male to around 40-45g then breeding or will it be read earlier?

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Re: Ready to breed when?

Post by Mardy on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:45 am

You want to wait until the male is 7+ month old, and 50g+. Any earlier you'll chance at getting infertile eggs. Also more than just weight & age, you gotta look at whether the male is healthy & alert or not. Both male & female geckos are known to go off food during breeding seasons. So breeding males too early can stunt their growth, you have to be careful if you want to breed them early.

And equally important is to make sure your female is ovulating before breeding them. Otherwise the female may reject the male and fights could injure both geckos.

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Re: Ready to breed when?

Post by Swarsh on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:59 am

Ahh I see,
Female I am sure is really healthy and growing really quick too!
I'll check and quarantine the male for a month or two before deciding on what to do, but yeah I will definately check for health/size/age before attempting any of this!

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Re: Ready to breed when?

Post by Kermit on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:24 am

Check A lot more than that before breeding. Make sure you are TOT ALLY prepared and totally EDUCATED well in advance. Good for you for remembering to quarantine.

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Re: Ready to breed when?

Post by Swarsh on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:15 am

Just got the gecko back today and spoke to the breeder!
he gave me A LOT of info and now im a lot more clear as to what happens, what to do, when to do etc. etc.!

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