In this hatchling update, we have many new hatchling pictures to share with you. We are also planning on posting some 2016 releases and 2017 leopard gecko hatchlings toward the end of September and early October. Please check our Available Leopard Geckos for Sale page for new geckos in the upcoming months. We’ve already posted a beautiful Bell Blazing Blizzard female for sale.
Hatchling Update September 18th 2017
Our hatchling racks are at near full capacity. The way we handle new leopard gecko hatchlings is we leave them be and allow them to eat and grow for at least 2-3 months. These early months are crucial to their development and health. Gecko hatchlings that don’t eat well early on could develop metabolic bone disease (MBD), or other physical developmental issues such as being smaller and underdeveloped. This is why even though we know people are eager to purchase these cute baby geckos, we do our best to not bother them too much during the first few months.
But as promised, we know folks like to see more gecko pictures. We have plenty of hatchling pictures to share with you during this hatchling update. First we’d like to show you a couple of before & after pictures. Here’s a radar female born on 7-3-2017:
And here she is 2 months after, with a much more developed tail, and a more intense orange body color: Continue reading “Hatchling Update and Leopard Geckos For Sale”
“How should I deal with picky eaters?” You have a leopard gecko who is a picky eater, and you are seeking advice on how to get your gecko to feed. In this article we will explore some ways to help get your gecko to start eating. Over the years we’ve found some tricks that may help you jump start your gecko’s feeding. They are by no means guaranteed methods, as your results may vary. But it won’t hurt to give them a try.
How to deal with picky eaters?
First thing first, you should read our “My leopard gecko won’t eat” article. It’s a comprehensive article that will help you figure out why your leopard gecko won’t eat. In this article however, we assume your leopard gecko is healthy and your husbandry is sound. We also assume your gecko isn’t going through breeding season blues or sexual maturity.
Dealing with healthy picky eaters require a different approach. You aren’t trying to figure out why your leopard gecko won’t eat, but rather you are trying to simply get your gecko to eat more. Here are some tricks we’ve found over the years that should help you deal with picky eaters. Continue reading “How To Deal With Picky Eaters – Leopard Gecko Feeding”
Do leopard geckos bite? We see this question pop up every now and then. It is a fair & valid question. Perhaps you are a concerned guardian looking for information on leopard geckos before purchasing one. Or maybe you are wanting to get into reptiles but you don’t like reptiles that bite. Some people even have fear of reptiles, called herpetophobia. It is a rather common animal phobia. Herpetophobia is a condition that can be managed and cured with proper clinical treatment.
Do leopard geckos bite? The answer
Yes, leopard geckos can bite. But it’s not common for leopard geckos to bite. When scared or threatened, leopard geckos most often choose to flee rather than fight. When leopard geckos do bite, sometimes there are reasons for it. We’ll go through some of the reasons below so you can be informed and perhaps avoid getting bit in the future.
1. Male leopard geckos can get territorial
Continue reading “Do Leopard Geckos Bite? Herpetophobia”
Our super hypo tangerine carrot-tail hatchlings of 2017 have arrived! These two leopard gecko clutch-mates hatched within the same day. We caught one of them with just her head out of the egg, it was so cute.
Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-tail Hatchlings of 2017
Initially we waited for awhile to see if she would come out of the egg on her own. When she didn’t, we took the opportunity for a photo shoot. Here’s a pic of this cute super hypo tangerine carrot-tail hatchling still in the egg, on the palm of my hand.
And here she is right after she slipped out of the egg. We have a beautiful, healthy leopard gecko hatchling!
Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-tail Hatchlings – Leopard Gecko Genetics
Continue reading “Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-tail Hatchlings Have Arrived!”
Right on schedule, the Radar hatchlings are here! At OnlineGeckos.com, we were having a race to see whether our Tremper or Bell projects were going to hatch first. The eggs were laid roughly at the same time. The Tremper projects won as last week two beautiful super giant leopard gecko hatchlings were born. Once that happened, we knew the Bell albino projects were coming next.
First Radar Hatchlings of 2017
These are not clutchmates (one male one female), but they share similar traits as both are from the same parents. You’ll notice the very distinct reverse stripes down their backs. This is a trait passed down from our male breeder, Kronos. We absolutely love the reverse stripes, and we breed for it specifically.
Radar Hatchlings – Genetics
Radar is Bell Albino + Eclipse. This combination gives them ruby red eyes. We love working with Bell Albinos. When we first got into breeding in 2011, the very first leopard gecko we hatched was a bell albino het radar. So we’ve been working with Bell albinos since the very beginning. We still have our first boy, he’s quite photogenic, you may have seen him on our site before. Continue reading “Hello Bell Albinos! Leopard Gecko Radar Hatchlings of 2017”
Houston, the leopard gecko hatchlings have landed! Our first leopard gecko hatchlings of 2017 are finally here. We’ve been waiting patiently, with fingers crossed, for these beautiful leopard geckos to hatch. It takes roughly 65 days for females incubated at 80-82 degrees to hatch, so it has been awhile.
First Leopard Gecko Hatchlings of 2017
We weren’t quite sure whether our Tremper projects were going to hatch first, or our Bell projects. Their eggs were laid at around the same time. Looks like the Tremper projects beat the Bells this time. We also have Rainwaters, Snows, and Tangs but they were laid a bit later.
These are clutchmates, born less than 24 hours apart. Their parents are two huge super giants; father a super giant extreme emerine, mother a very large super giant tremper sunglow. We can’t wait to see how these hatchlings will mature. They look like little Giants, and they are already eating 2 days after hatching!
Of course now that these have hatched, we know the Bells are coming next. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated!
One of the topics we see popping up every now and then is the question, “should I get a male or female leopard gecko as pets?” You are new to the hobby, and you are wondering whether male or female leopard gecko make the best pets. In this article we will go over male vs female leopard gecko behavior, their differences, and what you can expect out of them. Our goal here is to help you make informed decisions so you can pick out the leopard gecko pet that works best for you.
Male or Female Leopard Gecko As Pets – Temperament
Leopard gecko temperament isn’t determined by sex. We have seen equal number of aggressive females as there are aggressive males. Leopard gecko’s temperament comes down to individual geckos. It’s worth noting that some breeders believe temperament can get passed down through breeding. The idea is to breed a pair of gentle leopard geckos for a greater chance at producing offspring that are more docile in nature. And vice versa, often when breeding a pair of aggressive geckos, their offspring tend to be more aggressive and skittish as a result. This isn’t 100% however, as temperament is still quite unpredictable.
One thing that affects temperament above all else in our opinion is leopard gecko’s sexual maturity. As we have discussed in another article, all leopard geckos go through puberty. Male leopard geckos will first hit sexual maturity at around 6-8 months old. Female leopard geckos will hit sexual maturity and ovulate for the first time at around 8-12 months old. Their temperament tend to change a bit as males get territorial for the first time. Females on the other hand will usually stop eating as they ovulate and potentially become gravid. Continue reading “Should I get a male or female leopard gecko as pets?”
Leopard gecko hobbyists often ask, “my leopard gecko laid eggs, what do I do?” The topic of leopard gecko incubation often comes up unexpectedly. Maybe you didn’t know the group of leopard geckos you are housing together contained a male. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to get into leopard gecko breeding, so the eggs are a pleasant surprise. In this article we’ll discuss the best reptile incubator money can buy in 2017. We will also go over specifics of leopard gecko incubation, such as ideal incubation medium, temperature sexing, incubation temperature, and egg incubation period.
The Best Reptile Incubator 2017 – Natures Spirit
The best reptile incubator of 2017 is without a doubt, Natures Spirit incubator. It measures a whopping 24″ Tall x 24″ Deep x 19″ Wide.
These Natures Spirit incubators are solidly built. They come with 2 removable shelves, a large clear plexiglass door for easy viewing, heavy duty secure latches, air circulation fan, and they weigh only 40lbs. Put it all together, you have the best reptile incubator available for small to mid-sized breeders, no matter if you are an amateur gecko hobbyist or professional breeder. Continue reading “Best Reptile Incubator 2017 – Leopard Gecko Incubation – Natures Spirit”