Why do geckos eat their shed skin?

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Geckos shed around every month in adulthood, and will often eat their shed skin. This is to gain back some of the nutrients they lose by shedding, and also to avoid being detected by predators in the wild.   Why do geckos shed?   Geckos continuously grow throughout their lives. They have a tough outer… Read more »

Can geckos lay eggs without a male?

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Female geckos are able to lay eggs without a male, but the eggs produced are unfertilised. Therefore, they cannot produce babies on their own. Some reptiles, such as the Asian water dragon, can reproduce asexually, without a male. Egg laying in geckos   Similar to birds, female geckos are able to produce eggs even without… Read more »