I’m happy to announce that this boy I saved 2 weeks ago is now eating and growing. Here’s a pic of him after a shed, what a beautiful boy with such a clean tail.
I wanted to give a little warning to fellow leopard gecko breeders when introducing different males to the same female. This week we had a female that was clearly ovulating, so I introduced her to a male that I had initially planned the project for. The male rubbed all over the female, but he would not start the mating ritual. No tail rattling, no love bites, just a lot of tail & body rubbing. After about 10 minutes, nothing was happening so I separated the two, and placed them back into their enclosures.
The next day, I worked up a new project plan for this same female. I introduced a different male to this female, because the first male showed no interest. After putting them together in a neutral bin, the female acted normal, but the male looked like he was uneasy. He paced back and forth a bit, kept looking at the female but would not approach the female. Then when the female walked near the male, the male snapped at the female and bit her on the tail. Continue reading “Breeder Advice – Caution when introducing different males to the same female”
A week ago, we posted about a super giant raptor male hatching. We showed you a picture of an egg that looked like it was ready to pop next to the raptor hatchling. The good news is the egg did break open, a healthy bandit hatchling did come out of the egg. Here’s a picture of the hatchling that came out:
But what’s strange is that one egg down below, with what it would appear a gecko’s nose sticking out of it. When I saw it, I thought the gecko was in the process of breaking out of the egg. So I put the cup back inside the incubator, and left it for a few more hours.
When I came back to check on the egg again, there was no progress, the egg looked exactly the same as before. That’s when I thought I had a dead hatchling, one that died before making out of the egg. So I took the egg out for a closer look. Continue reading “Hatchling Happenings – Saving a life”
In a typical breeding season, July is usually when your females stop ovulating and start eating again. This is also roughly the time when most breeders are listing their hatchlings and juveniles that are ready to be shipped. For us here at OnlineGeckos.com, this isn’t a typical breeding season for us. Our females for some reason decided to breed late this year, and many of them are still laying eggs.
While our bold Bandit breeding group had a good jump start, majority of our other breeding projects have started late this season. We currently have about 30 eggs in the incubator, many of which would take another 30 days before they hatch. But, better late than never. Two weeks ago we posted a picture of a beautiful super giant raptor female that hatched. Today we had another super giant raptor hatch, this time a male. Take a look at this beautiful gecko.