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Old 23-01-2009, 07:44 PM
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Hi,
I am a newbie and have had a leopard gecko for 4 months now. I was just curious as I have noticed that he/she has started digging in the sand, just wondered if anyone knows if this is normal and why he/she is doing i.

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Old 23-01-2009, 07:56 PM
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Mine did that with her kitchen towel, and still does it with her lino, Im not sure why. Maybe she is just bored lol.
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Old 23-01-2009, 09:34 PM
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It is probably just getting used to it's environment. When I got my leo back in 2004 he done a bit of digging. Maybe he/she's trying to find a nice place to sleep. Digging under rocks in the wild would keep them safe, so maybe the leo is trying to keep secure.
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Old 24-01-2009, 04:36 PM
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Mine did it too, I thought it was awesome myself, he made some pretty bad ass hides
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Old 24-01-2009, 11:05 PM
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digging is part of the leos natural behaviour, in the wild they would do it to create hides and resting spots etc, but it could be that your leo is a female. With the onset of breeding season her body clock will be telling her that she needs to select a good spot to lay her eggs.
I breed leos and all my females start to dig at around this time of year even if they havent mated yet. Its nothing to worry about and perfectly normal!
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Old 25-01-2009, 01:31 AM
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Ah thats interesting. When is breeding season for leos? Like from when to when?
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Old 25-01-2009, 01:41 AM
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hey,

most of my females have already mated - theres alot of debate about this but i usually find they start mating about end of jan - beginning of feb then the females lay clutches till about the end of august - some years it differs but thats usually about right for mine...
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