Reptile Incubator

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  1. Buggster

    Buggster Well-Known Member

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    not currently looking at breeding anything, but am considering obtaining a breeding pair of geckos some time in the future.
    I’m not looking at any large-scale breeding operation, and am really just wanting to do so for myself, so i don’t particularly want to spend $100s on what might just be a one-time incubator.

    I was wondering if it would be possible to convert a chicken-egg incubator, for example : (https://www.mydeal.com.au/automatic...MIqsWum5W42AIV1RwrCh3JGgPaEAQYByABEgLU1vD_BwE) into a gecko egg incubator. Obviously the egg turner would have to be taken out, but the temp and humidity parameters all seem to suit. I think I’d also need to get some gecko egg trays to fit inside to make sure there won’t be an issue with moving about.

    Was wondering what you guys all thought- if this is a viable option or if I should just get a proper reptile incubator.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    If you want to just have a one off go without a lot of expense try the DIY foam fruit box incubator.

    - Foam fruit box
    - Heat cord
    - Thermometer
    - Thermostat

    I've never made or used one, I have a converted bar fridge instead. But to be honest, hatching eggs isn't rocket science and is a fairly simple process.

    I know of people hatching gecko eggs in containers on a shelf in a room with an ambient temperature.
     
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  3. Flaviemys purvisi

    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    I made mine out of an old willow Esky. Too easy. This is the small one, I've got another one twice this size.
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