Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
First off, nobody is yelling at you. Everybody here cares for animals, and when they know something isn't right, they want to get their point across. They may come off as sounding less than polite, but its not anyone getting upset, its just that they are hoping you will listen. Second, it is quite possible for vets to be wrong. Most vets are not even trained in the treatment of reptiles at all, and what they know is only from experience in having clients bring their pets in. I'm not saying your vet is wrong, but it is possible. Sexing most reptiles can be tricky.
Anyway, leopard geckos can have their gender determined by the temperature at which their eggs are incubated. If they are incubated at low temperatures, the babies generally hatch out female. If they are incubated at higher temperatures, they typically hatch out male. Unfortunately, nature doesn't always follow strict rules and it is possible for a male to hatch out when incubated cooler, and for a female to hatch out when incubated hotter. Hence the terms. "Cool males" and "hot females" are generally known to be a poor choice for breeding, they typically have low fertility rates if they breed at all. They make fine pets though.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.