Easy reptiles for breeding??

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  1. lisa14

    lisa14 Not so new Member

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    Hi guys, I'm sure you see a million and one of these threads, but I would just like to know what you all think the easiest reptile to breed would be and why?

    Reason I'm asking is I wanna expand on my collection, I currently have:
    A female bearded dragon 18 months
    bluetounge 18 months - not sexed
    2 bearded dragons (male and female i think) roughly 8 weeks
    And a female children's python 3 months.

    Im 17 So obviously not swimming in cash, so something cheaper is preferred? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

    Cheers.,

    Lisa :)
     
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    NickGeee Donator Donator

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    Blueys are easy I reckon
     
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    lisa14 Not so new Member

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    That's what I'm thinking.. Especially cause my mum isn't to keen on more than one snake in the house.. Hahaha
     
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    maybe some sort of gecko?
     
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    What type of gecko would you recommend?
     
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    I would sex your beardies and if you have a pair it would be a good place to start and learn.

     
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    Only problem is the 2 little ones are from the same clutch. I've been told this is the best for breeding but can also be bad, opinions?
     
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    They are 8 weeks so doesn't matter anyway as they will not breed for ages, and no breeding between brother/sister/mum/dad is fine in the reptile world. I suggest Buying an older male beardie and maybe an adult spotted / children pair. If you are keen for gecko's any of the N.levis ( pilb, amyae, wheel etc ) are pretty dam easy.
     
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    maybe a thick tailed gecko or smooth knob tailed.
    easy to care for dont need much room.
    im pretty sure that thickies are good breeders.
     
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    IMO beardies are the easiest to breed. You jut need to get an adult male and viola - eggs in an instant!

    *disclaimer - eggs will not appear simultaneously, waiting period required.
     
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    Dont forget the bottom line..WILL you be able to get rid off the hatchies-babies..Feed them and house them seperately until you find new homes..
     
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    blue tongues... no stuffing around with incubators
     
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    I've bred beardies a few times and hey I was only 8-11yrs old at the time! (Don't worry, I had dad helping me....he was obsessed with the little 5cm newborns ;)) If you have a spare 4x2x2 tank that is the best way to raise around 8 or so hatchies :) Big 100litre+ tubs can hold new borns for a few months as well.

    Beardies are great! I'm picking up another female for male next week :D

    Never bred blueys but I would also have a crack at that :D After all you could breed blueys AND beardies :D
     
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    I recommend Marbled geckos (Christinus marmoratus). I got my two for $20 each. They were housed separately and as soon as I put them together they were at it!
    Probably the easiest gecko there is :) Good luck!
     
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    BTS... no need for an incubator. When they give birth place the young in an outside pit... no need for seperate enclosures that recquire lights and stuff.
     
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    I think I'll give the beardies and bluetongue a go. And As I get more experience I might proceed into geckos, was just looking at some gorgeous smooth knob tailed geckos, they look like a great herp to own!
     
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    smoth knob tailed geckos can just be kept in a tub next to your bed. there dead easy
     
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