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  • How late is too late?

    Sorry for all these threads! I just keep thinking of these obscure questions.

    How late is too late to start the breeding season? Like, let's say theoretically that I didn't put my pair together until like June or July. Would they still cool down in October/November or would they have to run a longer cycle? I guess I'm wondering how many clutches of eggs must be produced before the female will/ can be cooled for the season.

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    Cresteds can and will breed at any time of the year. Most people pair their geckos in the spring, so that by fall/winter time, they start cooling and the females stop laying eggs. You can certainly pair your geckos later, you'll have to give them a different rest period. There's no set rule on how many clutches a female will produce in a year. I have one female who gave me 3 last year, and one who gave me 6.
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      Originally posted by that_girl View Post
      Cresteds can and will breed at any time of the year. Most people pair their geckos in the spring, so that by fall/winter time, they start cooling and the females stop laying eggs. You can certainly pair your geckos later, you'll have to give them a different rest period. There's no set rule on how many clutches a female will produce in a year. I have one female who gave me 3 last year, and one who gave me 6.
      Thank you!

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        I have had some I did pair late and only got 2 sets of eggs, but I keep them in a room with a natural day/night cycle. My crested geckos and Uromastyx (desert lizards) seem to know what time of year it is and go through a natural rest period. However, you need to prepare for artificially resting them if the females continue to produce eggs, this does happen sometimes.
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