Mating and/or breeding leopard geckos can be tough. All you need is a little patience and some time and everything will work out perfectly. Following are the steps needed to breed the perfect lizard every time.
Things You'll Need
- 2 15 gallon long aquariums set up for leopard geckos
- 1 Incubator capable of 78-92 degrees Fahrenheit
- 1 Egg den
- 1 Male leopard gecko (mature)
- 1 Female leopard gecko (mature)
The best time of year to breed leopard geckos is springtime. Don't worry the geckos will know it is spring.
Then put the male into the female's aquarium for a ½ hour each day for 3 days.
4 weeks later place the egg den inside the female's cage. Make sure to check regularly for eggs. You should
check a minimum of everyday.
When eggs, laid by the pregnant female, are in the den they are very fragile. Remove them carefully and
place them in the incubator. While in the incubator you can help to determine whether they will be female
or male. Set it to 78-84 degrees Fahrenheit for females, and 85-92 degrees Fahrenheit for males.
5-8 weeks later you will see that the baby leopard geckos have hatched. Remove them from the incubator
and place them into their own habitat.
Tips & Warnings
- Mating is rough so don't get involved with the lizards unless you feel like one of them in eminent danger.Little, worm like fingers are very distracting and can sometimes be posed as a threat to these little guys.
- Always make sure to feed the female well.