How old should a Crested Gecko be to breed?

Female crested geckos need to weigh a minimum of 38 to 40 grams and be 1.5 years old to start breeding.

Males can weigh slightly less, though they may not exhibit any interest in copulating until they’re about 2 years old.

That’s why, most reptile experts recommend waiting until a crested gecko is at least 18 months old, and ideally 2-3 years old, before breeding.

This way, they’re fully grown, healthy, and more likely to have babies safely.

Just remember these two things:

  • Breeding season starts in spring and goes through fall.
  • Make sure your gecko is mature (between 1 and 3 years old).

However, for successful breeding, you will need to have a healthy adult male and female crested gecko, a lay box for the enclosure, and an egg container for incubation.

Hope this makes sense!

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