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    I've been searching the web constantly, for information on finding the age of my Leopard Gecko. If there's someone out there that knows how to do this, please fill me in on it because I'm lost. I would really appreciate it.
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    The easiest way is to look at their pattern.

    Like humans, their rate of growth varies in itself. It also varies based on how much food they get be it too much or lack of, their vitamin intake, calcium intake, stress and tank size. Good husbandry provides a good environment for a leopard gecko to grow at a normal and steady rate, but a poor environment will make the leopard gecko stunt in growth.

    There is no exact growth chart.
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    if the gecko is old, then it is mostly guess work. its best to check when they are not fully grown, but i'm assuming that yours is past that.
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    Yeah he's much older but I'm not gonna have him for long. His tale is regrown and I don't want a gecko that was once stressed. I want to start off with a younger more potent one. I also have two females but I'm giving those away; it's the male I'm concerned about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31complications View Post
    Yeah he's much older but I'm not gonna have him for long. His tale is regrown and I don't want a gecko that was once stressed. I want to start off with a younger more potent one. I also have two females but I'm giving those away; it's the male I'm concerned about.
    If your male is a proven breeder, he will be "potent" right into old age. Its the females which decline in egg production as they get older. Once they pass 6/7 years old.
    As for his tail, the episode which caused it will be long gone. A regen tail dose'nt mean weakness.
    I can understand wanting a perfect animal, but your male has probably alot more years in him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laza View Post
    If your male is a proven breeder, he will be "potent" right into old age. Its the females which decline in egg production as they get older. Once they pass 6/7 years old.
    As for his tail, the episode which caused it will be long gone. A regen tail dose'nt mean weakness.
    I can understand wanting a perfect animal, but your male has probably alot more years in him.
    agreed! just because he has a regenerated tail doesn't mean he's constantly stressed. if he is comfortable now, no sense in stressing him out if he's happy.
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    The easiest way is to look at their pattern, like Allee said so.

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