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?”
I was feeding the geckos one day and saw this as I opened their tank. These two ultra cute bandit leopard geckos poked their heads out because they knew it was feeding time. They are my reliable bandit female breeders, they’ve produced beautiful and healthy offspring for the past 4 years for us. I don’t normally keep geckos in pairs, but these two have been living harmoniously since they were juveniles. We saw no reason to break them apart, they never displayed aggressive behaviors toward each other. These two are always excited during feed time, one prefer superworms the other prefer dubia roaches. This was such a cute sight I had to snap a quick pic. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading “Cute Bandit Leopard Geckos – Deino and Enyo”