/  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  July 17, 2012

Breeder Chronicles: Another Breeder Weighs In

Since our usual leopard gecko breeder, Justin, was unavailable for this month’s installment of his breeding saga, I thought I would take the opportunity to comment on my breeding successes and failures for this, my eighth season.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  July 3, 2012

How To Incubate Leopard Gecko Eggs

There is a variety of methods for successfully incubating leopard gecko eggs. This is the method that I have been using. I have had a lot of success with it and I hope you will too.

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Three to Get Ready: Uroplatus

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  June 26, 2012

Three to Get Ready: Uroplatus

Our second installment of Three to Get Ready focuses on the genus Uroplatus, commonly called the “Leaf Tail Gecko”. As you will see, Uroplatus geckos seem to stir up intense devotion in those who choose to keep them, as they are not easy to care for.

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Breeder Chronicles: Gecko Management Tips

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  June 19, 2012

Breeder Chronicles: Gecko Management Tips

In many ways the past month has been like the start of a new season. After I lost all my eggs I’ve been waiting for the couple of geckos that are still laying to give me a few last clutches but for the most part the big season that I’ve been preparing for isn’t going to happen. Such is life when you work with animals.

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Facing Reality: What to Expect as a First-time Reptile Breeder

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  June 12, 2012

Facing Reality: What to Expect as a First-time Reptile Breeder

Nowadays a huge number of reptile pet keepers eventually make the decision to produce offspring from their pets. Breeding your beloved reptiles and experiencing the miracle of new life can be one of the most beautiful hobbies in the world – no question about that.
However, there is so much more to be considered when it comes to breeding than just putting males and females together and watching your pretty babies hatch.

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An Introduction to Crested Gecko Morphs

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  June 5, 2012

An Introduction to Crested Gecko Morphs

Crested Geckos have a very wide range of color, pattern and traits with a seemingly endless possibility of combinations that opens the doorway for serious breeders to an excitingly beautiful world of Morphs. Crested geckos are relatively new when it comes to the animal world, only being rediscovered no more than 20 years ago after being thought extinct. This has not allowed scientists the time needed to prove out any traits so when it comes to crested geckos, traits are not genetically connected to the morphs.

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Three to Get Ready: Coleonyx

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  May 29, 2012

Three to Get Ready: Coleonyx

Introducing our new monthly Gecko Time feature –Three to Get Ready. Every month, a different herp species will be profiled by three experienced keepers. While a detailed caresheet is always useful, individuals’ personal experiences and their delight in working with a particular species can do even more to convey what it’s really like to care for them. It can also motivate others to take on a new type of gecko.

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator Issues

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  May 22, 2012

Breeder Chronicles: Incubator Issues

This has been one of the hardest months that I’ve had as a breeder. I was very excited about having clutches laid early in the season and having 5 in the incubator at one time. Unfortunately I had two eggs hatch very late, after 45 days, and found two very weak geckos with their yolk sacs still attached.

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Bugs that Clean Your Terrarium for You

 /  Featured Articles  /  7 Comments  /  May 15, 2012

Bugs that Clean Your Terrarium for You

If you have a tropical species that can handle a bit of humidity there are a few bugs that can help with your cleaning tasks from day to day. Here are some different species that can serve as your cleanup crew.

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A Potpourri of Readers’ Questions Answered

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A Potpourri of Readers’ Questions Answered

We asked readers to submit questions for this week’s Readers’ Questions Answered and received quite a variety of responses. We’ve also received some good answers from gecko experts. We hope this is helpful and educational.

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