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Recently I noticed I noticed I have a breeding pair of geckos in the same cage so i set up all the necessary gear as far as I know then I sexed my other gecko and found she was a female as well can I just place her in the main habitat with the breeding pair generally without a problem do you think thank you for your time Jonny !!!!!!

Your geckos should be sufficiently old and have enough weight before they are bred.  If your geckos are too young, you should separate them.

It's dangerous for females to be bred when they are too young.  They are prone to egg binding, and their bodies may be dangerously depleted of calcium by laying eggs.

Females should be 45 to 50 grams before being bred.

Generally, leopard geckos will be fine set up with one male to several females, but they are all individuals, and you'll need to observe them carefully for weeks after an introduction, to make sure they're getting along.  At any sign of aggression, or of one animal losing weight or not utilizing all areas (heat, hides, etc), separate them again.


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Donna Fernstrom


My particular focus is on snakes and lizards, but I have a decent smattering of knowledge of turtles and crocodilians as well, plus the experience to get relevant information quickly if I don't have it on hand in my brain. I can answer questions on captive care, diet, breeding, incubation of eggs, starting hatchlings, and more. I am particularly experienced with ball pythons, Lygodactylus geckos and other small lizards with similar care requirements, leopard geckos, and garter snakes.


I am a professional breeder of ball python morphs, Lygodactylus (dwarf) geckos, and mourning geckos. I have begun working with Irian Jaya carpet pythons, and plan to expand to include more gecko species in the future. I also have a background breeding leopard geckos, and have kept several other species of small lizards, snakes, and a water turtle.

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I have many care sheets published on my own website.

High School Graduate. Extensively self-taught due to high interest in wildlife and reptile care.

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