Even though he doesn’t really fit in there anymore, & it was supposed to just be a toy, Ambrose is deeply committed to sleeping in his coconut hide, it’s where I find him hanging around most of the time :’)
As you probably have figured, leopard geckos normal behavior can vary widely between individuals. So some part of knowing this will be up to observation of your reptile. This will go over common behaviors that are normal, and cover some of the not so good behaviors.
Enigma leopard geckos ALL have some degree of “Enigma Syndrome” which is a neurological disorder similar to the “wobble” in ball pythons. It causes a lot of balance and cognition issues. Enigma is a dominant morph as well, so if you breed an enigma to a normal half of the offspring will have the enigma gene. Most homozygous enigmas die before they hatch. It is very unfortunate, because it’s a cool looking morph, but because it is an autosomal dominant disorder (in other words you can not outcross an enigma enough so that it won’t be linked to the disorder) they should not be bred, again similar to spider ball pythons.
White and Yellow (WY) WY leopard geckos are somewhat similar in appearance to enigma leopard geckos and some have varying amounts of enigma syndrome (sometimes called WY disorder or WY syndrome). Careful breeding (mostly done by Geckoboa) has proven that the disorder is not linked to the WY gene. It is perfectly possible to have a clean line of WY or to outcross a disordered line of WY to unrelated geckos and “breed out” the disorder. If you are interested in a WY gecko be sure to ask the breeder if their breeding group shows any signs of ES or other neurological symptoms.
So we got a 40 gallon tank and found out Megatron was a female! Thusly we got a new gecko (blizzard morph) and named her Optimus!
So far Megatron and Optimus have just been cuddling since they met each other two days ago ❤️❤️❤️
The parents with their mini mes. Plus their one ugly stick. [Not actually ugly but in the sense of it looks like neither parent and seems to be a morph that I originally thought to be impossible with the pair.]
New sunglow bell het radar boy coming from the next Hamm show in March!
He was bred by Melissa Voltz, I’m delighted because my dream bell albino lines were always going to be from DC Geckos & Melissa Voltz, they both have gorgeous colour & reduced speckling. So he’ll be going to our sunfire het radar girl (still unnamed oops) this season :)
The second picture is actually his brother & mum, but it shows how well he should keep his colour with age 🌞