Are male or female gargoyle geckos bigger?
Sexing Gargoyle Geckos is a bit more difficult than sexing Crested Geckos, as both males and females can display bulges at the base of the tail. Male bulges will be larger, and males will also have femoral pores on scales between their hind legs.
What age can gargoyle geckos breed?
We recommend waiting until females are at least 2 years in age before breeding them. Gargoyle geckos can be very aggressive towards each other, so it’s important to only house them together if there are no signs of aggression.
Do female gargoyle geckos lay eggs without mating?
Most geckos lay 2 eggs at a time every 2 weeks or so. Some female geckos lay eggs even with no male around. The eggs are almost always infertile. I say “almost” because some other species (crested geckos, leachianus geckos, gargoyle geckos) have been known to lay fertile eggs without benefit of a male on occasion.
Can a crested gecko breed with a gargoyle gecko?
Crested geckos or gargoyle geckos can normally live together happily in all-female groups or in mixed-sex groups with a single male and multiple females, as long as they are of similar sizes, and the same species (do not mix crested geckos and gargoyle geckos, or any other types of gecko, in the same enclosure).
Can crested geckos have babies without a male?
Yes! A female crestie can indeed lay eggs without males involved. If there’s truly been no contact with a male gecko, though, these surprises will be infertile crested gecko eggs since mating needs to occur for an egg to be fertilized.
What is the lifespan of a crested gecko?
15 to 20 years
What illnesses can crested geckos get?
The most common health concern in regard to crested geckos is metabolic bone disease, which is caused by a severe calcium deficiency. It will present itself as tremors, a jutting lower jaw, or kinks and bowing in the gecko’s spine or tail.
How do I know if my crested gecko is happy?
5 Signs your Crested Gecko is happy
- Looks alert. When you handle your Crested Gecko, they should be very alert.
- Healthy skin. Your Crested Gecko’s Skin should be healthy-looking.It will feel smooth and soft to the touch.
- Good eye health.
- Healthy appetite.
- It’s comfortable around you.
Why is my crested gecko’s tail turning black?
Tail rot is usually a result of an infection caused by injury to the tail. Other causes can include poor nutrition. If your crested gecko is malnourished, it will have a calcium deficiency. Further tail rot can also be caused by blood clots that lodge in the tail, restricting blood flow, known as embolisms.
Can crested geckos drink tap water?
Some people have concerns with chlorine in tap water, but there have been no reported problems with crested geckos. If your tap water is safe (you can check quality reports online for most municipal areas), then there’s no real problem with using plain old tap water.
Why isn’t my crested gecko gaining weight?
In general, your crested gecko might be so small and not growing because it is not housed in a proper cage, temperatures and humidity are not correct, or it is ill (parasites, calcium and/or vitamin D3 deficiency) and more. A healthy crested gecko should be gaining around 1 gram each month.
Why is my crested gecko turning GREY?
Color change due to shedding Crested geckos, like other reptiles, shed their old skin and replace it with new skin. A few days before the shedding starts you’ll notice that your crestie becomes greyer or even turn pale. This is absolutely normal and no reason to become concerned.
How do I know if my crested gecko is dying?
Signs that your pet crested gecko is dying include:
- Loss of appetite for a long time.
- Excessive basking or stays in the cold end all the time.
- Weak jawbones and swollen limbs.
- Lethargy (unresponsiveness to stimulus when the lizard isn’t brumating).
- Excessive weight loss.
- Droopy and sunken eyes.
How can I tell if my crested gecko is dehydrated?
Signs to spotting dehydration in your Gecko’s is simple, your Gecko’s skin will appear wrinkled and will feel dry to touch, severe cases will also include sunken eyes and sometimes dehydration can also result in a kinked tail. Your Gecko will be very lethargic. Rehydrating your Gecko at this point is crucial.
How do you rehydrate a gecko?
If your leopard gecko is experiencing mild dehydration then you can soak them in lukewarm water to help retain some moisture and improve hydration levels. You will also want to do daily misting of the enclosure and ensure that your pet has constant access to drinking water.