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    Hello!
    I have a young leopard gecko (I unfortunately do not know the age) who has been growing steadily for a few months now. When I got her she weighed about 15 grams and now she weighs 35!
    Iíve been following a wonderful feeding schedule that was recommended to me on this forum where she is fed mealworms twice a week, crickets 4 times a week and no food on Sunday along with calcium dusting, calcium with d3 dusting and a multivitamin each once a week.
    So, like I mentioned before she weighs 35 grams and is about 8 inches from her nose to the end of her tail. What weight mark should I be looking for that tells me when to change up her feeding schedule?
    Iíve tried searching forums for information but none of the ones Iíve found have helped with this specific question, if a similar topic already exists let me know and I can delete this post! Thank you so much

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    Hi ~

    Please share a photo of your leo.

    Have you been able to definitively sex her? That usually happens around the 6 month mark.

    It sounds like your leo has been using GU's Schedule 124? She may be ready to switch to Schedule 125. In that case keep the supplement schedule the same, but reduce feedings to 3-4 times per week. Feed a little more per feeding.

    Weekly Schedule 125 for leopard geckos 12-18 months old
    (withOUT UVB)

    Powdered supplement recommendations for leopard geckos 12-18 months old depend upon how much your leo has grown thus far and whether he/she is walking strongly. Leos usually reach maximum size at about 18 months old.

    Feed lightly dusted prey 3-4x per week.

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • Mealworms >> Saturday . . . . . . maybe
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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

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    Thanks for the reply! I haven’t been able to definitely sex her but I’m just in the habit of calling them a she but I’ll check again as soon as I can. Also yes, that is the feeding schedule she is on, hopefully these pictures attach!8A7216BD-FB29-45DE-B4E8-714A2412ABCB.jpg86E8A149-B399-49CA-99B4-A3581E17BA4E.jpg
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    looks healthy to me, some grow slower than others.. i would probably leave a bowl of mealworms in for a while longer, maybe like 10 at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Animallover562 View Post
    Thanks for the reply! I haven’t been able to definitely sex her but I’m just in the habit of calling them a she but I’ll check again as soon as I can. Also yes, that is the feeding schedule she is on, hopefully these pictures attach!8A7216BD-FB29-45DE-B4E8-714A2412ABCB.jpg86E8A149-B399-49CA-99B4-A3581E17BA4E.jpg
    You're welcome.

    Your leo looks good. Her body position is strong. Her belly is high off the ground.

    I believe it's time to switch to Schedule 125 -- feeding 4x per week with perhaps a little more food at each feeding. May I ask what diet you're feeding the crickets and mealworms?
    "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)

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