The odds were against us this year. Two males and one female (het for Red). 2 eggs and one went bad within the first week. How could I ever hope for a red pictus gecko in this breeding season?
I received the males and the female Paroedura picta a couple of years ago. The males are just beautiful. Not glowing red (not Red Bull Red!) but a wonderful brand new reddish-orange basketball. The first year, no eggs. Not that I was too worried about getting eggs the first year. I wanted to fatten up the female for this year's breeding season.
Unfortunately, the two eggs was far less than I had hoped for this year. And then to see one go bad. Frustration.
So, when I went down to check on the animals last night, opened the egg container, and sighted the glowing orange hatchling, it made my night (dare I say year)!
2012 will be a fun year for us with this wonderful little gecko. I think there is so much untapped beauty in this mini gecko.
Pictus- Normal Color
Pictus Red Baby (2 days old) (note- its left front foot is buried in the sand)