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”
What should I breed?
People often ask what should I breed, or what morphs do I breed to sell? Here’s a checklist of what we recommend you to go by.
What should I breed? Well what morphs do you like?
You should always pick morphs that interest you. This way, whether your breeding projects take off or not, whether you can sell your geckos, you’ll always love what you breed and hatch out. Many gecko projects we have were picked because we enjoyed them. Projects such as the bandit project and sunglows were my personal favorites. This is key to keeping your interest level high.
As much as you should pick breeding projects you enjoy, you should also realize some morphs are not as popular. There’s no doubt some morphs are purchased more than others. Most do sell but they don’t sell at the same rate. It’s your job to do some research. Go browse some gecko websites, you’ll want to look at what morphs are sold, which breeds are sold quicker than others, and what morphs tend to stay available longer. You pretty much want to conduct your own market research.
Avoid muddy water and multiple hets
Continue reading “What should I breed? What morphs do I make? What to sell? What breeding projects?”
It has been 3 years since we introduced Ares to the world, remember this post. Since then we’ve had some challenges finding suitable females to go with Ares. People have been asking us to update on his progress so here it is.
We’ve tried no less than 6 super giant females with Ares, all but 1 have rejected him due to his size. I mean he is 12 inches long, 170g, the largest female we have in our collection is around 120g. So there are sizable differences between Ares and potential female breeders.
Every time we’ve tried, the females seem spooked by his size, and just started running, biting, tail waving, etc.. These are not normal behaviors by ovulating female leopard geckos. So the only explanation we have is that they are simply spooked by his size. Continue reading “Refocused, Energized, Ares SG Mack Snow Raptor Leopard Gecko Update”
I initially made this post on a gecko forum, but figured it may be helpful to those that find my blog via google search in the future. In this “So You Want To Breed” blog article, I’ll list the do’s and don’ts of breeding leopard geckos. This is a general guide for new breeders. Feel free to add comments to what I may have missed.
-Don’t mix the 3 albino strains (tremper, bell, rainwater), they are not compatible.
-Don’t breed if you are not sure of the genetics behind the parents.
-Don’t breed if you can’t afford to feed, house, and care for the hatchlings. From one single pairing you can expect 6-16 eggs.
-Don’t breed if you can’t afford unexpected vet costs when/if you should need to take your geckos to see a vet. Things happen, sometimes they get sick, sometimes they need specialist help. Make sure you have money stashed away for emergencies.
-Don’t breed if you see any abnormalities or genetic defects on your geckos, these include but not limited to tail kinks, eye crinkles, over/under-bite, crooked spine, etc.. Also don’t breed if your geckos suffer health issues such as MBD (metabolic bone disease), or severe enigma syndrome. Continue reading “So You Want To Breed – Do’s and Don’ts of Breeding Leopard Geckos”
A video showing you how to properly package and ship leopard geckos in professional insulated shipping boxes. You must use priority overnight shipping. Let us know if you have any questions. Continue reading “So You Want To Breed – Leopard Gecko Breeding Advice – Shipping and Packaging Leopard Gecko”
Here’s a video with leopard gecko hatchling care advice. It includes our hatchling bin setup, how to take care of baby geckos, and what to do when a hatchling refuses to eat. Continue reading “So You Want To Breed – Leopard Gecko Breeding Advice – Hatchling Care”