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    Smile Crested Gecko Breeding weight?

    I was wondering:
    Breeding weight? How much should it be at the minimum.

    Can you breed in the winter?

    Do males have calcium sacks?

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    Please use the search function. This topic has been covered on more than one occassion. Thanks!
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    You should check out the FAQs on the site as well.

    Recommended breeding size is 35-40 grams at the very least.

    Winter breeding isn't a great idea. If you start in the spring, your girl is more likley to be finished laying before fall and winter hits so she can get a nice cool down break.

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    Alright thanks. ^_^ Sorry, I'm pretty new to the site!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pei8147 View Post
    Winter breeding isn't a great idea. If you start in the spring, your girl is more likley to be finished laying before fall and winter hits so she can get a nice cool down break.
    Will
    While it is not the norm to breed in winter breeding in winter is pretty easily done. I started in Dec this season and all my girls stopped laying eggs on their own with no cool down in temps to aid them. Most of my girls have been done laying since the beginning of June so at this point they have already had 5 months off and I am looking at starting my 11 season in Dec or Jan again.
    I had a great hatch rate with a bunch of new 1st time breeder females too.

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    I personally don't recommend breeding until the geckos reach 2 years of age. Just a suggestion, I know many people start at 18months of age or when they hit the goal weight of 35-40grams.

    I've found that waiting has resulted in stronger, healthier hatchlings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talkenlate04 View Post
    While it is not the norm to breed in winter breeding in winter is pretty easily done. I started in Dec this season and all my girls stopped laying eggs on their own with no cool down in temps to aid them. Most of my girls have been done laying since the beginning of June so at this point they have already had 5 months off and I am looking at starting my 11 season in Dec or Jan again.
    I had a great hatch rate with a bunch of new 1st time breeder females too.

    Yes. It can be done. Would it not be safer for a newer breeder to go with a normal breeding cycle for their first season? And, we can play with altered cycles once we gain the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pei8147 View Post
    Yes. It can be done. Would it not be safer for a newer breeder to go with a normal breeding cycle for their first season? And, we can play with altered cycles once we gain the experience.

    Will
    It was my first full breeding season and it went just fine, so no I don't think being newer breeder has anything to do with it. As far as messing with the cycles goes, all I had to to was warm the room up a few degrees when I wanted the season to start, there is nothing overly complicated about that.

    You said it was not a good idea, I replied with what I have experienced and I specifically said it was not the norm.

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