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small cage preventing breeding???

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Posted by: jfarah at Sat Jun 4 23:10:16 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jfarah ]  
   

Hi people,

Over a year ago I purchased my first day geckos which were a proven pair of grandis. They got down to business right away and laid 12 eggs, of which 10 hatched. I sold or gave away all but 3 of the babys and I sold the parents as well. Now the 3 holdbacks have started laying infertile eggs so i know they are all female. I recently got a WC male to put in with them (I had trouble finding an adult CB male and plus i wanted to mix up the gene pool) and right away i noticed bite marks on all 3 females necks. I keep each female in her own 15 gal tall tank and i have been rotating the male between the cages every few days for the last 2 months. Still the females continue to lay infertile eggs and i am searching for an explanation. The original adult pair I had owned was kept in a much larger enclosure, and i wonder if the problem may have to do with the female's cages being too small. I have heard from others that pairs of day geckos will not breed unless they are given adequate space. All other conditions are ideal; lighting, humidity, temperature, diet/nutrition, ect... Can anyone offer a suggestion?? Is the small enclosure preventing successful breeding or am i on the wrong track?? Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply, i appreciate it.

Joe


   

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