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Re: Gargoyle Gecko Question


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Posted by leprachaun13 on April 08, 2003 at 20:21:24:

In Reply to: Gargoyle Gecko Question posted by Gecko_King on April 08, 2003 at 19:01:41:

Aurics and Cresteds are similar in most situations, but I believe in sexual maturity they may differ. If you mean "at what age they are sexable", then you'll most likely be able to tell for males at around 6 months. While to make sure it's a female, you should probably wait aroudn 9 or 10 months, and if it doens't have much of a bulge by then, it's safe to say it's probably a female.

These ages don't mean that they're breedable then though. You should wait till the females are about 18 months (just my minimum) before taking an attempt at breeding. But, only do so at your own discretion, you might have an underweight 18mth female that really shouldn't, or you could have a 16mth that's giant.

As for males, they're breedable at younger ages, 14 mths is probably a good age.

Studies done by Seipp and Henkel show that the more frugivorous (fruit eating) geckos of the Rhac family tend to mature much slower. This is shown especially in the case of Aurics and Leachies.

Good Luck, and great picture by the way.

Ian




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