To breed your leopard geckos, first you need to make sure that the following criteria are met:
- Mating geckos (male and female) are healthy (nice fat tail).
- Geckos having good diet.
- Sexually matured ( female should be at least one year old)
Before breeding, you have to introduce your female gecko to the male. During the copulation, male will bite the back of female’s neck. You may leave them for few days. Be sure that you separate them in different vivarium by removing the male to avoid stress.
The female can lay multiple clutches of eggs from a breeding, using 1 to 2 eggs every 4 to 6 weeks. Be aware the female leopard gecko need calcium intake (if you don’t have for her) as she is prone to calcium deficiency due to eggs laying, which can result in health problems like bone disease and might be unable to deliver the egg after the egg has formed inside the body if lack of calcium.
Once the female gecko has laid the eggs, make sure that there is sufficient space around it as the egg will grow. The eggs need moisture environment to grow.
You may move to eggs to another place for incubation. It may be a glass container with holes for better ventilation. One of the good leopard gecko egg incubators is a moist perlite. Be sure that you sure sufficient and suitable substrate.
Experienced leopard gecko breeders also know how to determine the sex of baby leopard geckos by setting the right incubation temperature. A good incubator always can have the reliable and accurate setting. Incubation setting should be from 80°F to 88°F:
- Male baby leopard gecko: 86°F to 88°F
- Female baby leopard gecko: 80°F to 84°F
The eggs will hatch within 45 to 90 days, depending on the incubator temperature settings.
Leopard gecko breeding and eggs incubation can be as easy as this, it's fun to have baby leopard geckos.