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Post by jessmonster on Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:14 pm

Hey everyone!
I just measured Randall's weight and it read 69 grams. He was 53 grams in September. Is he overweight or gaining too quickly? I'm not sure how old he is but it's estimated around 2 or 3. Please reply quickly. Rather worried.

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Re: Overweight?

Post by herp625 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:52 am

I can only see his head, but if you meant he is 2-3 years old and weigh 69 grams I doubt he is overweight.

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Post by smsararas2 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:10 am

That is a good weight for a full grown leo. Of course if you post a picture it is easier to see but it sounds like a good weight.
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Re: Overweight?

Post by Kodieh on Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:50 am

Make sure to take his weight after the next time he poops, you'd be surprised about the weight loss when they do poop.
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Post by gothicgurrrl on Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:01 am

Don't worry about it.. my leo is 2 years old and weight 90g! Smile and she's perfectly healthy!
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Re: Overweight?

Post by Mardy on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:57 pm

16g growth in 4 months is fine, there's nothing wrong with that. 69g is also a fine weight for a normal adult sized leopard gecko. But when judging whether a gecko is obese or not, you need to look more at their body proportion. Check to see how fat their tails are compared to their body size, and whether they have protein bubbles in their armpits. If your gecko has an excessive fat tail plus armpit bubbles, then it's time to cut back on feeding.

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Re: Overweight?

Post by jessmonster on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:59 am

Thanks!
Here's a pic to go by. Tell me if you'd like a better one.



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Re: Overweight?

Post by Mardy on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:04 am

Looks like a healthy gecko

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Re: Overweight?

Post by jessmonster on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:09 am

Thanks Very Happy

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Post by smsararas2 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:33 am

Agreed with Mardy, a very healthy looking gecko indeed Smile
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Re: Overweight?

Post by herp625 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:25 am

Perfect body proportion. "Thumbs Up"

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Re: Overweight?

Post by nicky.collier1 on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:02 am

i can show you my leo, he is a Giant, but still is over weight now, in a month he went from 110 to 126 grams, i have cut his food back to half the amount for the last 3 weeks, because he is still very fat. he is 1 year old now.

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Re: Overweight?

Post by jessmonster on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Sorry not replied sooner. Not been on for a while.

Aww... I love giants! Would love to see a pic! Very Happy

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Re: Overweight?

Post by stubby_leopard on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:17 am

My tango is putting on an average of 2g a week lately she's only about 14months and weighs 63g at last weigh in, so yours sounds like its on a good track compared to my little fatty! I find that I'm not over feeding her either she eats maybe 6 crickets a day the gets bored... I prefer a fat gecko Smile
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Re: Overweight?

Post by nicky.collier1 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:33 pm

When i can get a decent photo of him ill be putting it as my avatar. He is cranky as of late, due to breeding season. He already bred with my adult female, but i just got in 3 new juvi leos, one is male, other two are female, and there tanks are close, but separate, he keeps trying to get at the other girls. lol

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