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    Ok so I've now had her for about a week and a half. Just measured her now and she is about 7" 1/2". Got her from monster pets and they said they're not sure if the she but said she is around 6-7 months. They only had her for a day before I bought her. I started her on mealworms and bought her some crickets today to mix it up. I was only feeding her like every other day. But gave her a couple days before her first feeding.
    This week I'm trying to start her schedule right.

    So Monday she got mealworms dusted with reptical no D3 shipped Tuesday, Wednesday gave her crickets dusted with reptivit plus D3, was gonna skip Thursday, Friday gonna feed her crickets with reptical no D3 again then maybe give her a treat on Saturday like a silk or butter or horn worm then start over.

    But am I not feeding her enough. Mealworms she eats like 10-12, tonight on crickets she are about 6 large. Should I still be feeding her on Tuesday and Thursday but just not dust them?o and I do plan on moving her to dubia roaches cause if rather feed them then crickets but store was out of them. So I would be crying between mealworms and dubias mostly and then throwing in some crickets here and there.

    And for fun here are pics of her eating some mealworms.



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    7.5 inches @ 6-7 mo. That's good.

    See how she reacts to daily feedings. Then you'll know whether she's ready to cut back to every other day. Use the same dusting schedule either way. Leos max out in size at about 18 months old.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)
    Adapted for Queen Rainbow Star (AKA Queen Lydia)

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with D3
    • Mealworms >> Tuesday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate without D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3 or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate without D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3 or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Mealworms >> Saturday
    • No food or free choice >> Sunday
    I have good luck with crickets up to 1/2 growns when I continue to grow them up. I've given up on anything older now. It's the largest cricket males that do all the chirping by rubbing their wings together.

    How have you been keeping mealworms?
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    7.5 inches @ 6-7 mo. That's good.

    See how she reacts to daily feedings. Then you'll know whether she's ready to cut back to every other day. Use the same dusting schedule either way. Leos max out in size at about 18 months old.



    I have good luck with crickets up to 1/2 growns when I continue to grow them up. I've given up on anything older now. It's the largest cricket males that do all the chirping by rubbing their wings together.

    How have you been keeping mealworms?
    I have them in a Tupperware with pieces of apple and carrots in them.i originally had some potatoes in it before realizing it's supposed to be sweet potatoes not regular potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillwill007 View Post
    I have them in a Tupperware with pieces of apple and carrots in them.i originally had some potatoes in it before realizing it's supposed to be sweet potatoes not regular potatoes.
    Re your plain calcium reptical no D3? Is that Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3?

    It's a good idea to feed mealworms a good dry diet like this one. That covers more basics than only feeding them selected veggies or fruits. It's the Pro Gutload diet by Professional Reptiles mentioned in link 112.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Re your plain calcium reptical no D3? Is that Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3?

    It's a good idea to feed mealworms a good dry diet like this one. That covers more basics than only feeding them selected veggies or fruits. It's the Pro Gutload diet by Professional Reptiles mentioned in link 112.
    Yes it's the zoo med brand I guess I just shortened the name from repti calcium to reptical. Probably cause I was thinking of the zoo med reptivit.
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