Leopard Gecko Egg Laying
Leopard geckos are popular pets among reptile enthusiasts. They are a delightful pet; they are easy to care for, harmless, and largely inactive. One curious thing about leopards is that they do not reproduce through traditional mating. Instead, these reptiles lay eggs without the need for fertilization. So, when do leopard geckos lay eggs?
Female Leopard Gecko Reproduction
Leopard geckos reproduce by laying eggs. Female leopard geckos can lay eggs without the need for a partner to fertilize them. This process is called “parthenogenesis.” While this may sound spontaneous, it’s important to remember that females can only lay eggs if they’ve had the proper environmental cues. Female leopard geckos should be well-fed, have access to plenty of heat, and have a temperature-controlled environment.
Timeline of Egg Laying
Once all of these conditions have been met, egg laying can commence. Females can lay eggs approximately three to four weeks after a good shedding. Females can lay one to two clutches, with clutch sizes ranging from one to five eggs per clutch.
So, to answer the question… When do leopard geckos lay eggs? The answer is that females who have had the proper environmental conditions for laying eggs typically lay their eggs about three to four weeks after a good shedding, with one to two clutches containing one to five eggs per clutch.
In some cases, females may lay eggs without having been near a male, so it’s important to watch out for eggs and discard them if they appear. Gently dispose of or incubate un-fertilized eggs.
Leopard geckos make delightful and rewarding pets. They are low-maintenance and never require fertilization for reproduction. With proper environmental cues, female leopard geckos will lay eggs approximately three to four weeks after a good shedding. Be sure to account for eggs when they appear, and to dispose of or incubate those that have not been fertilized.