Do leos need to hibernate?

Do leos need to hibernate?

Postby Stefan » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:57 pm

if they have to how long? what Temp? and how do you do it
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Postby crested » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:51 am

hey stefan i dont think they need to hibernate but here is a website that has a care sheet that you can read. http://www.leopardgeckobabies.co.uk/
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Postby ItsJustJosh » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:54 pm

leos don't need a hibernation, just a cooling period with less feeding for about 6 weeks.
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Postby Stefan » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:54 pm

but do they need it
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Postby paul » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:58 pm

No they do not need it, but it might help some to stimulate ovulation. I did not hibernate or cool my gecko's and they have produced up to 5 clutches, one or two even laid six.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:31 pm

It is best to cool them right down for about 2 months. It helps the males to produce testosterone and the females also produce better eggs.

Keep them at 18 degrees during the day and 12 at night for this period and they will not feed or move around much.

Warm them up slowly over a 2 week period and then watch them go crazy.
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