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RE: Introduction of male and female

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Posted by: PHLdyPayne at Mon May 3 09:48:15 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHLdyPayne ]  
   

on the male part that's normal courtship behavior, just doesn't seem like your female was ready at that moment to mate.

However, from what I understand of your post...you bought the female and put her in with the male right away, without any quarantine period or any other preparation. Personally I would keep them separated for at least a month, especially if she's been stuck in a chain pet store for so long. Is she of good weight? Is she healthy and parasite free?

Once she's done a month's worth of quarantine (and ideally a clean fecal from your vet to rule out parasites at least...though a full health inspection would be better, to ensure she doesn't have some other ailment), you can introduce her into the male's cage. If its large and with plenty of visual barriers (ie fake plants, real plants, etc so they can stay out of sight of each other if needed) and two feeding stations, they should be fine. But check daily to make sure she doesn't end up with any injuries. Even normal mating, where the male holds onto the female by biting at her neck and head, can leave lacerations. If you observe any, separate her and treat if minor. If very deep, then you will need to take her to a vet. Check the male too, an unreceptive female can bite the male. However for the most part, crested geckos are not overly aggressive with each other, unless you put two males together.
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