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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Please Help Me!!!!

i ave two leopard geckos and one is male and the other is female but i have been trying ti make them mate and when i see the two interacting the male always goes to the female and bites her mostly in the tail or in he leg i dont know if this is normal during mating time because this is my first tim please tell me if u think they r fighting,playing, or if this is normal thank you
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happends
first he geckos get close together
second the males goes around to the back
third he sniffs he gecko
then he bites her
after that she bites him back
i have seperated the two i dont know wat to do please help me
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 06:35 PM
 
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I found this information:

http://www.enterthedragons.com/Leopa..._Care.html#1_6

Sounds like there is a lot involved
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 08:38 PM
 
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Unless you are experienced with reptiles you should NOT be attempting to mate them. Period.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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i am not trying to breed the two i just happend to hav a male and female
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 12:27 PM
 
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Wait, im confused. You said you "have been trying ti make them mate" but now you are saying your not trying to breed them?

This is really a simple problem that can be solved...simply. If you have a male and female and you dont want them to breed, keep them seperated =)
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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but i dont have two large egnough cages to put them in and i meant to say i am not tryin to mate them
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 10:24 PM
 
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then why did you ever get two of them??? didnt you do research? didnt you think!! at all, just a little bit even.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 01:19 AM
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Biting each other is a sign of aggression, not mating. It means the animals need to be seperated, now, before one becomes injured. It is not uncommon for very serious injuries to occur from bites, including missing limbs. I would be inclined to guess (and hope) that you have two males, that is usually the cause of fighting. Research!

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 09:14 PM
 
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For leopard geckos, you can get 10g tanks, which are not that expensive and will be big enough for them. You already have 1 tank, so you just have to get 1 more for the other...
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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before i got the two i did a lot of research so stop yelling at me! one is male and one is female my vet told me and dont tell me he is wrong but when i was reading some syuff on the internet there was this thing about "cool males" is his real and if so wat do they do and wat do "hot females" do
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 12:00 PM
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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.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 12:05 PM
 
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Geckoman, Ravnos knows more about reptiles than anyone on here. Pay attention and you will learn.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok thank you Rav
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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but you were all wrong they r matibg i saw yesterday thank you everyone
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 09:44 AM
 
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o.k.... well good luck hatching the eggs
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