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.