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volly 14-03-2009 01:59 AM

Digging Gecko ........ ?
Hi all,

I swapped my corn snake for 3 gecko's today.

The lady who swapped with me said that the females may start digging when they want to lay eggs.

I just noticed about 2 minutes ago that one of them is digging rapidly.

Does this mean she may want to lay or is it normal behaviour anyway?


Sarah-Jayne 14-03-2009 02:01 AM

Where is she digging? Do you have a moist box/laying box in with them? I assume you have 1 male and 2 females together?

Justtds 14-03-2009 02:01 AM

Pop a laying box in just in case. Easier than trying to guess.

volly 14-03-2009 02:03 AM

Yes, I have 1 male and 2 females.

I only got them today so haven't prepared any sort of nesting box e.t.c.

What should I use?

Nic B-C 14-03-2009 02:05 AM

They do dig anyway but will start digging in a particular spot a couple of days before laying and a lot of people are just starting to have their first clutches laid now so could well be that, get a box with damp vermiculite in warm end as a laying box. Also look up incubator on here as you will need one of them as well

leog1234 14-03-2009 02:06 AM

my leo did this with no mate, may be gravid although could be time of year but if they are together then it would suggest she is pregnant

Sarah-Jayne 14-03-2009 02:06 AM

You can use an old margerine tub with a hole cut in it or something, you should have a moist hide in there anyway, mine always used their moist hides for laying even though I provided them with seperate laying tubs!

Put some moist moss inside of the tub or some vermiculite or something....

volly 14-03-2009 02:07 AM

ok , thanks.

she has totally cleared about 5 square inches in the corner of the viv.

does this help?

volly 14-03-2009 02:08 AM

sorry, what is vermiculite and where do i get it?

mikejsanderson 14-03-2009 02:11 AM

i get mine from wilkinsons. but im sure most garden centers would sell it

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