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Post by Awesome1 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:05 am

I have two very healthy leopard geckos that I am mating, but this is my first time. Should I leave them together for a few days and wait or will I just know when they are done?

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Re: Leo breeding

Post by smsararas2 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:09 am

it depends upon how they are getting along. Mine I only put them together for a little while, if they do not breed within the first 10 minutes or so I separate them. Many people though leave them together for a few days sot hat is acceptable. You just need to watch them for fighting or the male being too aggressive. Also the female could reject him and if he does and he keeps persisting she may turn on him. It really depends on the personalities.

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Post by Awesome1 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:12 am

Thanks. They are both really nice and they have been together for a couple of hours now. The male is not aggressive at all and seems to avoid her but does not mind her. When they first saw each other, they both showed off, but after that I have not seen much.

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Post by gothicgurrrl on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:14 am

what morphs are they? i'm just interested Smile

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Post by smsararas2 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:14 am

That is good. I have never had any fight that way yet but mine are usually pretty ready to mate when I put them together. Have you checked to see if she is ovulating? Even if she isn't with the two of them together it could put her into ovulation and get her ready for him.
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Post by Karagain on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:16 am

My male and female have been living together for 2 years (the male was meant to be female and I found out the hard way!!) and never really had an issues with aggression just caught them in the act alot!! So noisy at night Smile

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Re: Leo breeding

Post by Awesome1 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:17 am

I think the male is a high yellow and the female a patternless. Also, the female was digging in a corner, does that mean anything.
How do you know if they are ovulating?

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Post by Karagain on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:22 am

Awesome1 wrote:I think the male is a high yellow and the female a patternless. Also, the female was digging in a corner, does that mean anything.

Usually a sign that she is about to lay eggs. She may already be gravid (have eggs inside her) without breeding. I suggest putting in a egg laying box which I make out of out cricket tubs with an entrance hole with moss or vermilciute Smile

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Post by Awesome1 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:24 am

She is not fat all and I just introduced her to the male, so I'm not sure that would be possible unless they are fake eggs, which is a possibilty.

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Post by Karagain on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:31 am

Awesome1 wrote:She is not fat all and I just introduced her to the male, so I'm not sure that would be possible unless they are fake eggs, which is a possibilty.

They will lay eggs regardless to whether she has mated or not Smile

My new female has just laid and egg soon after being introduced into my enclosure with the other male and a female and I am not sure if they are fertile eggs Smile

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Post by Awesome1 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:34 am

It seems you have bred leos before. What was your tactic for breeding.

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Post by Karagain on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:40 am

First time breeding was a complete accident as both were sold to me as girls and I was naive at the time and didn't double check!

Unfortuantely I did not have a working incubator at the time but I do now, so I started conditioning my leo's to prepare them for breeding. I reduced the lighing from 15 hours a day to about 10 hours and I slighly reduced the temps (by about 8 degrees) and reduced feeding. Did this for a couple of weeks then bumped the temps back up and feed them LOTS of food with a bit extra supplements for the females...

So far one of them has laid eggs Smile but not sure if she did mate with the male, as shes not been in there enclosure with the other two for long! We will see Smile

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Re: Leo breeding

Post by Awesome1 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:42 am

Ok, thanks

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Re: Leo breeding

Post by Carmella on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:49 pm

Ive never had any aggression. My males might nip at the females tale but that is common. I usually know w/in the first 10 mins also if they are interested in each other. My males will start their tail vibrating tango and one of my males is alway ready Embarassed lol. I've tried having them live together but it didnt work to well for me. But I know others that have had great turnouts w/ that method. So as said before it really depends on the leo. Good luck and welcome!
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Re: Leo breeding

Post by smsararas2 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:28 pm

Yeah, it really is just a matter of preference. One of my concerns also about leaving them together is this poor gravid leo getting ready to lay eggs and her "man" is constantly trying to mate with her;)(As a mother of two I can tell you that wouldn't go over well...lol). But again some males just do their job and then go sleep for the next six months Nodding ....lol. All situations are different and should be treated accordingly thumbs up
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Post by Karagain on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:34 pm

smsararas2 wrote:Yeah, it really is just a matter of preference. One of my concerns also about leaving them together is this poor gravid leo getting ready to lay eggs and her "man" is constantly trying to mate with her;)(As a mother of two I can tell you that wouldn't go over well...lol). But again some males just do their job and then go sleep for the next six months ....lol. All situations are different and should be treated accordingly

Thats why I added another female to give her a break Smile

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Re: Leo breeding

Post by Jordan on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:44 pm

A few things; breeding leo's is not something that can be jumped into as soon as you have a male and female. You need experience and extensive knowledge. These are two lives, nad more lives you plan on hatching, so it is crucial you know everything you need to know before going ahead and putting the two leo's together.

I don't mean this in a bad way and say your doing it wrong or anything, but i urge you to wait until you have really really learnt all you can from this forum before putting them together again.

This quote alone tells me that more research needs to be done, thankfully thats what forums are for though.
Awesome1 wrote:I think the male is a high yellow and the female a patternless. Also, the female was digging in a corner, does that mean anything.

And to be honest, these leo's shouldn't be put together anyway, it will only cause to add genetic mutts to the market, or unknown genetics to people who later on decide to breed. Any two leo's can't be put together, you need to know the genetics of the leo's your breeding and you need to know the outcome, which will help you decide whether or not they should be bred or not.

Awesome1 wrote:She is not fat all and I just introduced her to the male, so I'm not sure that would be possible unless they are fake eggs, which is a possibilty.
I presume she is above the minimum weight though, or she could become very injured very quickly.

The forum is hear to ask questions, so keep going as you are, my only suggestion is not to have your leo's breeding or together whilst your asking the questions, but instead have them together after you know the answers to the questions and you know them inside out Wink
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Re: Leo breeding

Post by gothicgurrrl on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 pm

ooooo I wanna breed banana Smile In a couple of years when I have the money for an incubator and I have done all the research I need.. I'm gunna breed banana with grumpy (who i will have at the time) =]
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Re: Leo breeding

Post by Awesome1 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:35 am

They are doing well together and I'm going to leave the female with him for another day or so and then put her back in her cage. I already ordered an incubator and hatchrite and it should be here soon

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