Leopard Gecko Breeding Season 2018

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The 2018 leopard gecko breeding season is upon us.  Every year adult female leopard geckos will start to ovulate around January through June/July.  If you have an adult leopard gecko, you should start to notice some behavior and feeding changes soon.

Both male and female leopard geckos could refuse food off and on throughout the breeding season, as we outlined in “My Leopard Gecko Won’t Eat” article.  Some leopard geckos will fast through the whole season.  You should not be alarmed.  This is all part of the normal leopard gecko breeding season cycles. Continue reading “Leopard Gecko Breeding Season 2018”

Leopard Gecko Supplies Holiday Deals Exo Terra All Glass Terrarium

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We’ve been watching for leopard gecko supplies holiday deals to see if we can find some good sales in 2017.  You can find some nice end of the year sales on reptile supplies during the Winter holiday season.  We are happy to share with you what we’ve found.  Now is a good time to stock up on gecko care and equipment supplies while saving some money.

Leopard Gecko Supplies Holiday Deals – Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon is where we often camp for good deals.  We like Amazon because with Prime Membership, you get unlimited fast free shipping.  This is extremely useful when you are doing last minute shopping.  You can start your 30-Day free trial here.  Even if you don’t want to pay for Prime, you can still enjoy all the benefits completely free for 30 days.  So say you want to take advantage of fast free shipping, start your trial, then cancel it before 30 days is over.  Think about the amount of shipping cost you’ll save with unlimited Free Two-Day shipping. Continue reading “Leopard Gecko Supplies Holiday Deals Exo Terra All Glass Terrarium”

FedEx and OnlineGeckos.com 2017 Holiday Shipping Schedule

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2017 holiday shopping season is here!  Holiday shipping delays have become more common in the recent years.  Extra caution must be taken to ensure the safe arrival of live animals.   With leopard geckos and african fat-tails, they require Priority Overnight shipping.  See below for FedEx’s 2017 holiday shipping schedule for Express shipping:

Thursday Nov 23rd:  FedEx Express is closed

Monday Dec 25th:  FedEx Express is closed

Monday Jan 1st:  FedEx Express is closed

On these days, FedEx will not ship or deliver at all. Continue reading “FedEx and OnlineGeckos.com 2017 Holiday Shipping Schedule”

How To Deal With Picky Eaters – Leopard Gecko Feeding

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“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”

Should I get a male or female leopard gecko as pets?

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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?”

Difference Between Leopard Gecko and Fat Tailed Gecko

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What’s the difference between leopard gecko and fat tailed gecko?  Leopard gecko and african fat-tailed gecko share the same subfamily “Eublepharidae”.  Eublepharidae are a family of geckos lacking sticky pads on their toes (they have claws instead).  They also have movable eyelids unlike other species of geckos.  Aside from being in the same subfamily, leopard gecko and african fat-tailed are two different species from different parts of the world.

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Leopard Gecko vs African Fat Tail Gecko – Where are they from?

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