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Possible reason for female sterility?

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Posted by: Omnivorous at Sun Oct 18 22:06:14 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Omnivorous ]  
   

I was reading the October 2009 issue of Reptiles Magazine. It had an article about Leopard Gecko breeding in it that was written by Ron Temper. He says something that I had some questions about. I could e-mail Ron Temper but his website asked for people to try other sources first so I am doing this here.

In the article he says:

"Poor nutrition, not male sterility is the leading cause of infertile eggs. Another cause of infertility occurs when virgin females aren't introduced to a male once they reach 45 to 55 grams, or when females have not been bread at least once a month"

My question is does this mean once a female gets into the correct weight range I need to let her see males or do I HAVE to get her pregnant? I have a couple females that I would like to breed but I don't have a male that is old enough & that I would like to pair with the females. I have some males I could breed to them but I would rather not make them pregnant if I don't have to. The statement is a little confusing. Do I just need to let her see a male once in a while or?

Finally is this egg infertility permanent or temporary?


   

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