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    Post My new G. hainanensis! Is he supposed to be this tiny?


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    Earlier this week I welcomed home my newest pet, a young G. hainanensis! He (it could still be a female but I was told it's male) came from someone who bought him from a pet shop around a year ago. They were going to college and didn't want him anymore and I gladly took him in. I put him into quarantine and left him alone for a few days then took him out for a few moments to clean his enclosure and snap a few pics. One thing that stands out to me is just how tiny he is. I heard cave geckos are generally smaller than leos and I know he is only around a year old but he barely weighs 8.9 g. Is he too small for his age? I'm really used to my chunky leopard gecko (who had to be put on a "diet") and I've never seen an adult cave gecko in person so it's hard for me to judge what's considered too big or too small for these guys.

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    What a handsome gecko you've got there! Best wishes that he/she continues to thrive.

    I've never kept the genus Goniurosaurus.

    Perhaps these links will lead you in the right direction.

    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Thank you for the links! From what I understand now he's probably not too terribly underweight. And he gained a tiny bit of weight just since I got him. I'll continue reading those care sheets since they are very useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centaurora View Post
    Thank you for the links! From what I understand now he's probably not too terribly underweight. And he gained a tiny bit of weight just since I got him. I'll continue reading those care sheets since they are very useful!
    You're so welcome, Centaurora!

    Everyone grows at different rates, even with ideal nutrition. It sounds like you are on the right path.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
    Thanks Centaurora thanked for this post

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