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bugman426
11-25-2005, 08:34 PM
This guy was sold to me as a probable male, so i just want to make sure that it really is....

http://tinypic.com/htwf7o.jpg
http://tinypic.com/htwf8h.jpg


also, anyone know a good way to put a lot more weight on this fella. It keeps eating and eating, but it doesnt look like its gaining weight :?:

The female is a LOT bigger than him

http://tinypic.com/htwfh1.jpg

Thanks

Ken Bartenfeld
11-25-2005, 08:56 PM
Not positive, looks female...

I never bred them, or had them...but thats what my female wheeleri looks like.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/KenBartenfeld/Female.jpg

See, not a big BULGE...like this male...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/KenBartenfeld/Male.jpg

DeadIrishD
11-25-2005, 09:05 PM
the bottom of that dudes tail, looks cool!

but as far as to put more weight not sure on the gecko itself, but my AFT is fed the ocasional pinky, and will be switched over to roaches.

bugman426
11-25-2005, 09:10 PM
btw, heres the definate females bottom for comparison:

http://tinypic.com/htwv0l.jpg

Ken Bartenfeld
11-25-2005, 09:33 PM
Im sticking to two females...

aquapimp
11-26-2005, 08:31 AM
I'd say female.

sune jensen
11-26-2005, 11:27 AM
the millii is a female
Id say she looks slightly underweight or at least a lot more slender than I think milliis should look (I have kept and bred them in the past).
Judging form the heed size relative to the body size it also looks like she is not fully grownat all.
You say it keeps on eating and eating....that leaves us with severeal possibilities, maybe she simply needs more food than you think she needs, maybe she needs larger food items and/or more of them. Or maybe there is something wrong with her ability to digest her food, caused by for instance parasites.
My first advice would be to try feeding her even more, even if you think she is eating a lot now. You might also want to experiment with food item size. She might be able to take larger food items than you think, making it easier to feed her more. Also you can give her some wax moth larvae to build uop body weight.
If that does not produce results digestion problems is the next hypothesis...

Sune

bugman426
11-26-2005, 11:59 AM
I also think shes underweight, as the other female is huge

As for what i feed, i feed them small crickets....the big ones are too big, so i dont know of any mediums i can find

well, ill try wax worms and feeding her every day and see what happens...if no results in a few weeks, then a vet visit is in order

Ken Bartenfeld
11-26-2005, 02:11 PM
Awesome Mike, now you just need a male, then you have a nice trio! Nephrurus can eat things about the size of their heads, I wouldn't doubt if she could eat a medium with no problem. My Levis would pound large crickets.

bugman426
11-26-2005, 02:14 PM
Yea, today im gonna pick up some different food items

now that i look at it, the small crickets are really really small...i may try feeding smaller big ones and see what happens

chuckpowell
11-26-2005, 08:00 PM
I have two males if your interested in trading. Had them for a couple years now.

Best,

Chuck

JBReptiles
11-26-2005, 08:10 PM
big food= grow faster...when i first got my female amel fat tial...she was only like amonth old and i fed her large crix.:)...she would eat them no problem....

and i dont think she looks under weight..she looks good to me...

bugman426
11-26-2005, 08:13 PM
big food= grow faster...when i first got my female amel fat tial...she was only like amonth old and i fed her large crix.:)...she would eat them no problem....

and i dont think she looks under weight..she looks good to me...

maybe i just think she looks underweight because the other female is a lot bigger?

either way im still gonna feed her till she cant eat anymore :D

JBReptiles
11-26-2005, 11:37 PM
the bigger female might be bigger cuz shes older?or maybe your small female hasent droped yet...arnt girls bigger then boys in mili?not sure

bugman426
11-27-2005, 02:51 AM
the bigger one is only 2 months older and a LOT bigger. Not sure about the size difference in milii

Mel
12-01-2005, 06:18 AM
Yeah I apparently have 2 females but they get a bit feisty with each other so will have to re-check (have them separated at the moment).

I'm curious approximately how many crickets you feed each gecko and how often? I've received conflicting advice and vary it depending on the size of the crickets I buy but would love to hear what other milii keepers feed theirs.