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Old 23-08-2008, 08:14 PM
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Hello everyone, this is my first post here but i suspect i'll be around for a long time.

One of my two female leos is laying eggs and running around digging. She is about 3 years old, her room mate(shown in the pictures below) is 5-6 years old. I only have the two females so this kind of concerns me. This is the second set of eggs she has laid in the last 2 months. the previous two eggs i found were flat and rock hard.




An error on my part is ive been using a moist paper towel in their wet box rather than a diggable substrate. I am going to change that to coco coir today.

Should i be worried about my gecko? what should i do with those eggs?
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Old 23-08-2008, 08:15 PM
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the eggs will be infertle so chuck them
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Old 23-08-2008, 08:16 PM
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They can produce eggs without mating or coming into contact with a male.
Are you sure they are both females?

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Old 23-08-2008, 08:32 PM
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yep both female for sure. I was given the older one by a friend. He didnt know if it was male or female so i had to learn how to sex them. I purchased the second gecko at a local pet store. When i asked the store owner if she knew if this one was male or female she said "I dont know you have to probe them." I kind of stared and blinked a couple times then left with my new girl.

Thanks for the replies, i'll sneak the eggs away when she is hiding. Shes getting a bit frisky.
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Is there a possibility that she could have mated before you got hold of her? They only need to mate once, and can keep hold of the sperm for the rest of the season. Regarding the eggs, it`s always worth incubating them if you`re not 100% sure they`re infertile - you never know!
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they could still be a chance they are fertile. you best bet would be to incubate them you never no.
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