How to take care of baby geckos

A gecko is a species of saurian that has big eyes and fingers that allow him to climb smooth walls. It is an often nocturnal animal that lives at night and rest during the day. Breeding is simple and they are easier to breed than large reptiles. Here is the care info for baby geckos.

Ponte and incubation

The female can make her first egg-laying about a month after mating. You can get between one and eight eggs, depending on the age of your reptile. Then move your eggs into the incubator without turning them over or crushing them. To obtain females, set the temperature of your incubator at 26 to 28 ° C for 55 to 65 days. 31 to 33 ° C for 35 to 45 days will be required to give male geckos. Indeed, the temperature can influence the sex of your baby lizard. Use perlite or vermiculite as the incubation medium. Humidity of 80% is also useful for embryo development.

Outbreak and terrarium

A slight swelling appears on the egg when it hatches, then the baby gecko will gradually pierce its shell. Do not help him in this step, but wait patiently until he comes out of the egg completely. A juvenile will measure about 8 cm and a few grams only. Leave them in the incubator for one or two days before putting them in a terrarium.

To prevent your little reptiles from stressing, it is best to separate their terrariums. You must buy transparent boxes of 30x20x14 cm or small special terrariums for baby geckos. Place this container in a room of 25 to 35 ° C and install inside decorations that will serve as a hiding place (plastic tube, small cardboard box …). Absorbent paper and reptile substrates are the most commonly used substrates for reptile infants. They are easy to find and can easily be replaced. You will also need to provide heating lamps or heating cable to keep your little ones warm, not to mention the UVB lamps to allow them to synthesize their vitamins


Wait until the lizard has finished its first moult to feed it. Put a container of clean water in the container of the small reptile bowl and a dish for food. Juvenile geckos feed daily with small insects such as crickets, small cockroaches and mealworms. Give them calcium powder to boost their health and prevent illness.

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