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    Default i need help with my baby leopard geckos


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    i put pictures up on my profile i just want to know if any one can tell if they are male or female by the pictures even though they are still babys please let me know and i have one in there it was once skinny we had an agressive one in with it and since we brought it back to the store the pinkish gecko has gotten really fat even its neck is this a good thing or bad?

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    You cant rly tell when they are very young. You might have to wait. Even the expert at my pet store could not tell what kind mine were. I figured out they were female anyway.

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    well when they get bigger for males can you reallu see a black v shape by there legs like google shows


    Quote Originally Posted by vlad View Post
    You cant rly tell when they are very young. You might have to wait. Even the expert at my pet store could not tell what kind mine were. I figured out they were female anyway.

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    and what about my gecko getting fat after we took the other one away how old do they have to be to have eggs


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    You cant rly tell when they are very young. You might have to wait. Even the expert at my pet store could not tell what kind mine were. I figured out they were female anyway.

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    The pictures are blurrry, but I don't see anything wrong with that one leo being chubby. It doesn't even look all that chuby, it seems healthy to me. Which is good, because since leos store fat in their tail, if they lose it they lose their fat reserves. So it's probably a good thing that she's got a good weight on her.

    As far as the sexing goes, it's tricky. It depends on the age and weight of the animal. If you could weigh them maybe I could help you more. Also, the best way to tell is doing what someone already mentioned - check their underside for a V line of pores. It's very noticable, but you can search images on google or internet caresheets for help on what you're looking for. Because when they're younger they won't really have the bulge.

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    is it black pores just like the google pictures show i will try and find the weight for it and i will take a picture of there bellys one i think is younger than the other i dont know how old they are because i got them from the petstores but i think they are younger than 1 year




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    The pictures are blurrry, but I don't see anything wrong with that one leo being chubby. It doesn't even look all that chuby, it seems healthy to me. Which is good, because since leos store fat in their tail, if they lose it they lose their fat reserves. So it's probably a good thing that she's got a good weight on her.

    As far as the sexing goes, it's tricky. It depends on the age and weight of the animal. If you could weigh them maybe I could help you more. Also, the best way to tell is doing what someone already mentioned - check their underside for a V line of pores. It's very noticable, but you can search images on google or internet caresheets for help on what you're looking for. Because when they're younger they won't really have the bulge.

    Hope that helps!

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    I was trying to follow along with this thread but it is hard because of the lack of punctuation and incorrect spelling.
    However I looked at the pictures and in my opinion your gecko does not look really fat. Just healthy.
    Good luck with the babies though.

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    I agree, it's hard trying to figure out where sentences end without punctuation lol.

    Yes, if you google "leopard gecko male" or "leopard gecko pores" you'll get good photos. Here's one, just to help you out: Leopard gecko pores image by cbr_1984 on Photobucket

    They look around maybe 5 months old or younger. Get a gram scale from Walmart or something (doesn't have to be too fancy, just one of those kitchen/food scales) and weigh them. Weight is more useful than age in many aspects.
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