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Breeding and Housing my Leopard gecko

Post by mrs looney on Wed May 11, 2011 2:22 am

hello im thinkin about breading my leopard gecko and i would just like to know can i keep a female with my male gecko after i have bread them?? and keep her in there all the time ... i know i have to take the egg's out n put them seperate to incubate them but duno weather i have to separte when she lays the eggs because i duno weather the male could do something to the eggs??? please help thanks sarah
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Re: Breeding and Housing my Leopard gecko

Post by smsararas2 on Wed May 11, 2011 3:17 am

To be honest with you I only put my male and female together for breeding and I watch them very closely to make sure that he doesn't get himself into trouble. If she rejects him and he keeps trying she can get very violent with him. I have witnessed it myself and it was not fun to try and break up. He suffered some pretty good wounds and took a while to heal.

However, I have heard of people who do leave them together and from what I understand They just ensure that there are a few hides so that she can get away from him if he keeps after her. I do not think that he would do anything to the eggs. In my experience she goes into the lay box, lays them, buries them and then lays on top of the pile. This is what mine have always done anyhow. I don't think either way that he has much interest in them. If keeping an eye on them you will probably know when he is just about ready to lay so you an keep an eye and take them out as soon as she lays them.

That is about the extent of my knowledge of leaving them together because I don't leave them together.
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Post by mrs looney on Wed May 11, 2011 3:55 am

im not plannin on breading him this year but want to know what im doin exzacly because when i first got my leo i got a few things wrong bt not alot, just temp and a few things like that he is fine now so happy bless him n he loves cuming out n that, i think i will get another viv for my females so that i can seperate them if need be , thanks for the advice really helped , how many gecko's do u have then?? think i have seen a pic of a few of urs

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Re: Breeding and Housing my Leopard gecko

Post by Kermit on Wed May 11, 2011 4:38 am

As much as I would love to help I'm afraid the only comment I have is criticism. It sounds like you're already housing him with the females as you mention getting another viv for the females if they don't get along.... if he is a juvie and smaller than the females and he is pestering them to breed, the will destroy him. If he is young AND the females are young... you could kill your female from her being too small to bear eggs safely, she could become egg bound. From previous threads of yours I've taken part in you also know that I am anti-communal living for leos so no need to re-address that issue.

You just recently finally got your viv set up and operating properly. You had a couple major mistakes there, temps is a major btw... and are still getting use to how to do things properly. I suspect IF there are breeding hopes on your horizon you aught to take this next year (yes a solid year) and research the heck outta it. We can/will only help to the same extent you are willing to educate yourself (I know Jordan feels similar to how I do on this one). Sorry but I am against "spoon feeding" info to new owners to fast track them into a breeding program. The stuff you learn just searching for the right info is crucial to excellent care.

Best of luck in your endeavor.

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Re: Breeding and Housing my Leopard gecko

Post by mrs looney on Wed May 11, 2011 4:56 am

well kemit if you actually read the thred properly i said im not plannin on doing it till next year and my leo is to young to bread i aint stupid so dont patronise me... no im not the exspert and yes i did make a few mistakes last time that is why i am askin on here about everything because eventually it would be nice to bread him and to be honest i know what im doing now when it comes to my male leo, and no i havent already gone out and bought females i aint goin to go out and buy a female when i havent got a clue what im doing ovousily im not a little child so dont talk to me like i am one. also when i spoke to you when i first got my leo i said i didnt want to go into anything blind which i am not so if im going to come on this forum and ask people about stuff i dont want to feel like i am not aloud to ask about thing, i am really intrested in how it works and what the prosess is, it dont mean im goin to go out and do it straight away that is not even what i said, u need to learn to think about what i wrote b$ u start cuming at me thinking im doin sumthing wrong who are u to talk down to me like you just did

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Re: Breeding and Housing my Leopard gecko

Post by Kermit on Wed May 11, 2011 5:12 am

I'm sorry that you saw my messge as coming down on you and talking to you like a child... I was meerly being direct, honest, and not dumbing it down for you. Breeding is a serious venture, and a costly one. It shouldn't be taken lightly, and by breeding "next year", well that's only 7 months away, that's the very soonest you could prob. breed your male and any future females you might get depending on their size/age so that doesn't give you much time to learn about morphs, what to do with the babies (how to sell them or whatever you're going to do if you keep them etc), how to suppliment the mother, habitat, breeding protocol, feeding needs, incubating eggs, investing in an incubator... there's a LOT to learn.

I am by no means an expert. I've only been into leos a year but within that year I read at least 2 hours a day about them either here on the forum, reserarching for posts, or on my own curiosity. I haven't even touched the surface, I know NOTHING about breeding, next to nothing on morphology, and zero about incubating eggs. I'll be the first to admit what I don't know gracefully. I have read completely your threads... biting my tongue often, and hoping what we were telling you was sinking in. I am not blindinly making comments.

I am glad that you are on the forum, learning and asking questions. That is commendable. We love to help new owners down the right path with their hobby. We'll also be the first ones to tell you when you're wrong or getting ahead of yourself. We learn you thru your posts and the type of person you are so when it comes to telling you you're not ready it's like a friend advising you to think deeper on it. We will help but we won't baby and spoon feed... if you read something and have a question great ask... if you come in wth a basic breeding question that a 5 second search could have gotten you the answer for... you need better understanding of the basic leo 101 stuff, and it likely (well by myself at least) won't be received well. If you can't handle direct and honest answers from me then please feel free to put me on your ignore list then you will no longer be able to see my posts in threads.

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Re: Breeding and Housing my Leopard gecko

Post by mrs looney on Wed May 11, 2011 5:58 am

well to be honest with u u say one thing about helping people and stuff like that but the way you come across is very rude and arragent sounds like ur an exspert when really you arnt, you say to me you need to learn this , this and this but then you say but im not exspert so really your contredicting yourself, as you say we get to know people from the stuff you say and as for spoon feedin that is not what it is , it is just giving people infomation and helpin them and thats what i fort forums were for but maybe i was wrong, dont think you have the right to talk down to me you say i dont mean it to come across like that but sometimes being "honest" as u say maybe not the best thing for you to do there for i serjest you think before you speak from now on or your going to be the reason for people not wanting to stay in this forum because i tell you know it has put me right off even wanting to mention anything on here because it will just feel like im being judged

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