hahahaha, at first I joked and said I was because our 12 hatchlings were "oops" because SOMEBODY (my husband) was going to try to breed his geckos YEARS ago, so he put his male in with his females.
Nobody laid any eggs EVER, though, so we figured that they were in their...lizard menopause.
Well, their heat emitter went out in March, and I'm not sure how long it was out, but I noticed it when they stopped eating so well for us.
Once my temp gun arrived, I went downstairs and checked their temps, they were at 74 degrees!!!
That's WAY too cold!
So, I panicked and went out and bought a new heat emitter, and within an hour their temps were in the lower 90's where they should be.
And they started eating like PIGS. But...going from that cold to heat caused my females to cycle.
So...unknowingly, I had caused all three of my females to ovulate, and the male started rattling his tail.
STUPID ME still didn't think anything of it as they will sometimes rattle their tails when they eat.
But oh no no no.
He got to EVERY female in there, and all three became gravid.
And geckos retain sperm for up to a year.
we got 13 fertile eggs (one molded over and died after incubating for about a month), and 12 healthy hatchlings.
We had to learn REAL FAST how to care for gravid leos and their fertile eggs!
But everything went well and I learned a lot FAST.
And my husband built a rack, so that in case we didn't sell them, we would be able to keep them.
Well, I have three left for sale out of 12. I've sold 7 and held back 2.
I would have sold them faster had there been more than one female in the bunch.
You CANNOT put two male geckos together or they'll KILL each other.
At first I cringed because they're all normals.
But then it was brought to my attention by another breeder that they are normals het for nothing.
Being het for NOTHING is such a rarity in the leopard gecko world now-a-days.
Such in fact, that I'm breeding them again next year, and I've already got a waiting list.