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Old 22-01-2009, 08:04 PM
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Another thing to consider, unless I read your message totally wrong, is just how much of an affect breeding has on the females. I noticed just how much it took out of them when I bred mine and I have to be honest, it really upset me to see them in that state, and I would never ever breed them again, I just don't think it is worth it!
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Old 22-01-2009, 08:05 PM
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excellent post and great sticky topic i think, i have had one female breed last year and she laid eight eggs, it was hard work but well worth the reward of seeing a healthy baby gecko at the end of it, i agree it isnt something that should be rushed into i have had mine for a year before breeding well except the sneaky girl who was in with the male for a short time and it did take it out of the poor girl, she is in with my smaller girls now to give her some time out

thank you for the advice for this year as well

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Old 22-01-2009, 08:11 PM
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but i have a question master, i dont have a male gecko called littl’jonboy can i still breed my geckos
lmao........ well you could if you had a 'jimbob'

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Another thing to consider, unless I read your message totally wrong, is just how much of an affect breeding has on the females.
*nods* this is another thing that often isn't taken into account or considered... even with the best care a female can still be affected greatly and though the guide is letting them rest at least 4 months between breeding most of mine actually get a lot more ~ anywhere from six months to a year
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Oh yea i didnt mean it in a negative way, people need to be aware of the 'cons' of breeding.

This thread really highlights some important things people should be aware of before jumping in feet first and getting stuck!
thanks and yes I agree that folks need to be aware of the cons ~ it ain't all 'aaah cute babies'
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lmao........ well you could if you had a 'jimbob'

is that a new morph......were can i get one
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excellent post and great sticky topic i think
thankyou ~ don't know how to get it stickied if it's good enough though
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is that a new morph......were can i get one
lol ~ you really don't want me to answer that do you
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Good stuff SleepyD, definately should be a sticky!
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wow thanks . this has gotta be a sticky
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Good stuff SleepyD, definately should be a sticky!
thanks and how??
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Great thread hun!!! Totally agree with all of it, especially where you point out the time `costs` involved in raising hatchlings and the dramatic weight loss and impact it has on females. It does feel like, on the 3rd or 4th clutch that a female lays, that she becomes like an egg-laying machine - where all the goodness and energy goes into the eggs instead of her. Great that you`ve stressed the importance of rest and building them up first !
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