Breeding question

elmist

New Member
Messages
7
Location
CA
When is the soonest you can breed a female. i mean how old do they normally have to be before they can start breeding?
 

DrCarrotTail

Moderator
Messages
3,590
Location
Ridgewood, NJ
It really depends on the gecko and the size they will eventually reach. As a general rule of thumb, its not a good idea to breed females before they reach 60g in weight. Laying eggs takes a lot out of them and without the extra reserve they can really hurt themselves. Its also a good idea to wait until they are at least 9 months old, preferably 12 months before breeding even thought sexual maturity is more dependent on size than age. If you have a gecko that will get bigger than 80g it's probably a good idea to wait a bit longer or if you have one of the sub-species that won't reach 60g ever they can be a bit smaller. Males should be similar in size to females.
 
Top