Small scale leopard gecko breeding can be both fun and educational. We have been breeding geckos on a small scale since 2011. The anticipation and elation when you produce life is nothing short of breathtaking. Even after all these years, it still doesn’t get old. Perhaps you are a gecko hobbyist ready to take the next step. In this article, we will help you start your own adventure to small scale leopard gecko breeding.
Small Scale Leopard Gecko Breeding 101 – Budget
We are going to jump right into it, because we know that’s why you are here. Here are our tips and suggestions for small scale leopard gecko breeding.
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We have a few breeder quality leopard geckos for sale. Pictured above is a mack snow raptor het diablo blanco (het blizzard) female. She was hatched from a Mack Snow Diablo Blanco x Super Galaxy het Tremper pairing. Beautiful gecko, healthy, plump, and ready to breed! Create your own diablo blanco, mack snow diablo blanco, mack snow raptor, super raptor, super galaxy, and more with this female.
Leopard Geckos For Sale – Mack Snow Radar Male
This is a HUGE male with long body and tail. He’s a mack snow radar, with 100% double solid red eyes. Radar is a bell albino + eclipse, this combination gives the gecko ruby red eyes. His genetics make him a great keystone breeder.
You can produce radars, mack snow radars, super radars, eclipses, bell albinos, and more with him. Having a solid male breeder with solid genetics is crucial to having a good leopard gecko breeding group. He’ll be great for anybody looking to work with bell ablinos, eclipses, and mack snow genes.
Leopard Geckos For Sale – Mack Snow Diablo Blanco Male
Big, beautiful, awesome all white mack snow diablo blanco male leopard gecko. He currently weighs in at 100g. He is just stunning, it’s very rare to find a large high quality mack snow diablo blanco for sale. He is the father of mack snow raptor het diablo blanco female above. Purchase both and breed your own diablo blancos, mack snow diablo blancos, and super snow diablo blancos! Continue reading “Breeder Quality Leopard Geckos For Sale”
If you are just getting into leopard geckos, you might be wondering why buy from leopard gecko breeder as opposed to buying from local pet stores. You might be asking why there are such price differences, and is it worth it? Here we’ll explore the differences and hopefully help you make your purchase decisions easier.
So what do we know about pet store geckos? Well, very little.
- We know pet stores often stuff 5+ geckos into the same display container, a container size suitable for 1-2 juvenile leopard geckos at best. There’s no temperature gradient, and they’re often all crammed inside one small hide.
- We know they often use wood barks, sand, or repti-carpet for substrate, none of which are ideal for leopard geckos. While repti-carpet does not pose direct health risks unlike bark & sand, carpet traps bacteria and is very hard to clean.
- We know often they have crickets crawling all over the place, sometimes even on the geckos themselves.
- The geckos often look skinny, malnourished, and frail. Many have injured tail or bite marks on them.
Now what don’t we know about pet store geckos?
- We don’t know their sex, and when asked, store employees won’t know what temperature the geckos were incubated in. So you can’t temperature sex them or even make an educated guess. If you are looking specifically for a male or female, you just can’t be sure.
- We don’t know their genetic background, or the morphs of the parents. So there’s no way to tell what geckos are het for or what kind of mix they are. This leaves you out from ever breeding them ethically.
- We don’t know the hatch dates of these geckos, so you won’t ever know their age.
- We don’t know their weight. Without knowing their age + weight, it’s hard to gauge their growth rate or know if the geckos are healthy.
- We don’t know the breeders these geckos are from, so you’ll have no idea if you are buying from ethical breeders or just another gecko farm where they cram multiple hatchlings in small tubs.
- We don’t know the reputation of the breeders these geckos are from, therefore we won’t know the conditions they were bred & raised in. This means the geckos could be raised in poor conditions, and likely will carry parasites or diseases which will pose threats to your existing geckos. Not to mention if the geckos get sick, you’ll face huge vet bills.
- We don’t know if these geckos are being cared for properly in the pet stores by knowledgeable individuals. We know their living condition is less than stellar as noted above, but are the feeders getting gutloaded? Are the feeders being dusted properly with multivitamin powders prior to being fed? Is the belly temperature inside the display tanks at the proper 88-93 degrees?