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    Title says it all! This is my 4(ish) year old female leo, Sophie. She is currently a whopping 125g. I realized when researching some other leo stuff that all the "normal" weight ranges given online are like, 50-90g. She isn't a giant, as far as I know (and I got her from a breeder, so I would have paid extra had they thought she was one!). I've never had another gecko for comparison, so I don't really know - is she just long/large, or is she overweight? She is currently about the biggest she gets. Every year she stops eating for 3-4 months starting around the end of January, so I feed her a bit more in the winter. Now I'm worried I might be fattening her up too much, lol. Usually at the end of her long fast she is around 90-95g. I feed her almost exclusively dubia roaches (her choice, not mine), so her food isn't super high in fat. I'm not worried about her, I just wanted to check in with some people who have seen more geckos than I have. Thanks!
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    I have a lot of leopard geckos. My "biggest" gecko is a male who weighs in at about 110 grams and who barely eats. He's probably over 10 years old and I've been hand feeding him, so he gets 4 prey items (either crickets or superstorms) twice a week and barely wants that much. He's still 110 grams! I don't know why but many people have been worried about their geckos being overweight lately. He looks well proportioned to me. There's always the option to take him out (if he'll tolerate) it and let him explore in a safe area so he gets some exercise.

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    Thanks, I'm glad to hear it! I'll try to get her out and about a bit more, lol.

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    That leopard gecko looks healthy! Just letting you know, the general rule is the tail should be as wide as the neck, or no bigger than the head. I have a male leopard gecko and I dont know how much he weighs but he's huge! Like 10 inches from head to tail. However, I feed him normally and he doesn't look overweight. I think your gecko looks fine Have a great day!

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