The leopard gecko or known as Eublepharis Macularis comes from the arid countries of India and Pakistan. The male of leopard gecko can reach a size around 10 to 12 inches long and female can reach a size around 7 to 10 inches long. The leopard gecko was also known that they can live more than 20 years. They also have beautiful colors and patterns that make leopard gecko become one of the most popular lizard species which been kept worldwide. If you wonder about leopard gecko breeding, there are many things that you should know.
You should know that feed breeding of geckos should be done at least every day or you are able to keep mealworms in the enclosure all of the times. Then insects should not be longer than head of geckos and at least no ticker than half of their width as well. Keep in mind that you can give your geckos with extra vitamin D3 and calcium. Do not forget to use sturdy weather dish around 3 to 6 inches to keep water available all of the time.
Basics of leopard gecko breeding
Usually the female geckos were not sexually mature until they reach the weight around 45 grams and 9 to 10 months of age as well. In the north of equator, the leopard gecko starts their breeding session from January to September. While you are cooling down the females before breeding session, you cannot cool down the first year females because they are still growing. You are able to stop 10 days before cooling, then you are able to keep them at 74 defress of Fahrenheit with water available 24/7 during 6 to 8 weeks.
When you try to introduce the females geckos to male geckos, the first thing that you see is the male try to vibrate his tail that sounds like fast rattle as well. Then the females will stand calmly when the male try to grasp her neck skin in male’s mouth and mating. You should know that that thing is normal and successful meeting only take around three minutes from start until finish. Then you are able to take out the female soon afterward.
The egg laying
The female geckos lay eggs around 16 to 22 days after their copulation. After the breading session start, you are able to expect that female geckos to lay the clutch in every 15 to 10 days around 4 to 5 month period. The females might lay one or two on their first clutch, then they are able to produce 10 eggs in their first breeding year. Then leopard gecko is able to produce up to 100 eggs in their lifetime. You are bale to provide egg-laying container/ box at least 7 inches along with diameter around 4 inches tall. For cages that can house up to five females, then you can use the plastic shoebox. All of females will lay their egg in those same spots. Then you can fill the egg laying box with the peat moss in order to keep it moist.