Is it female (sexing thick-tailed help)

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  1. Reptiles101

    Reptiles101 Well-Known Member

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    So I went out yesterday I bought another Thick-Tailed Gecko to go with my big boy Harley, the pet store told me it was female, so I just want to hear from someone with a bit more gecko experience to tell me it is female or not.
     

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    Looks like a girl to me... :)
     
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    i would say girl
     
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    Female.
     
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    By the look of those photos i would say female aswell.
     
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    Thank guys! Glad she's a she haha :) I'm looking at breeding them, she's only 8 months so I think that's way too young for her to breed with Harley my male, what's the right age for my female to breed at? :)
     
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    12 months, could possibly this season if ye lucky ;)
     
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    people have successfully breed at 7 months, i forgot who i asked but a few breeders have done it, i did mine at 8-9 months and shes dropped 6 clutches, shes now about 1 year old
     
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    Is it possible to breed at 7 months -yes.
    Is it recommended? -no.
    Females breeding at young ages have been known to have shorter life spans and die prematurely.
     
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    Exactly the same thing happens with dog breeders. The bitches are too young, or they mate them every time they come into season, and they end up either with a shorter lifespan, or health issues. As animals (reptiles), they will mate at a younger age, but as responsible keepers, we should do what is best for them.
     
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