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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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How to care for House Gecko eggs?

My common house gecko laid 2 eggs tonight! We thought we were buying two females, but one turned out to be male LOL! We are so excited about the little ones!

I have been searching online for info on how to care for the eggs, but all the sites say the same 2 sentences. I need more than 2 sentences! All I found out was that they incubate in 50-65 days, they need 88•F incubation temp and to mark the top of the egg with a marker so that you can make sure it stays upright.

But I can't find info on:

1) The best/easiest way to get the eggs from the tank without damaging them

2) Is that a constant 88•?

3) What humidity level do the eggs need in incubation?

4)Once they hatch, and they are about 2" long, can they immediately go back into the cage with the others?

5) What should we feed the hatchlings?

6) What if they hatch while we're @ work? Will they roast in the 88• Environment before we get home?

7) Our big lizard/gecko cage is also home to a blue anole, a green anole, 2 mediterranean house geckos, and a long tail lizard. What would happen if we didn't remove the eggs at all? Should we fear any of the other cagemates harming the eggs? What about crickets? Will they try to eat the eggs? If we don't remove them at all, do you think they will survive normal cage temps?

We would appreciate any helpful info you other reptile lovers could offer, as we are super excited about our baby house geckos! =)
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 08:38 AM
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I don't have any experience with house geckos, but I did just have the last of my crested geckos hatch so I guess I'll take a shot.

1)To take them out of the enclosure, I would mark the top and gently pick the egg up and place it into the incubator.

2)A constant temperature is usually what is needed, small fluctuations are ok.

4)Hatching should be housed in a small enclosure to ensure that they are feeding and well developed.

5) They should eat what ever the parents eat but smaller.

6)They'll be fine in the incubator for a few hours it they hatch out if you not there.

7) Mixing species is not usually recommended. You should also remove all uneatten food. Live prey has been known to injure geckos.

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