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    Question How to help a leo loose weight?


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    My male is 8 inches and 81 grams. He is not terribly overweight, but I worry because he has those bubbles on his armpits. I have taken away calcium for probably a month now and they are smaller, but still there. Should he loose a little weight? And how would I help him do that? Thanks!!!

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    Those bubbles are totally normal. Taking away all the calcium was a really bad idea. Feed him some dusted food right at the next feeding...
    If your leo seems a bit on the fat side to you, let him out of his cage from time to time and don't feed him too much. High calorie diet might be another reason, try feeding him more crickets (low fat content) and less worms.
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    Feed him dusted insects next time you feed her. The bubbles are actually just filled with vitamins and calcium. This doesn't mean you should stop giving them to her, but just lower it down a bit and don't give her as much calcium as you usually do. The bubbles should disappear with weight loss if you are trying to get rid of them, if you are trying to get rid of them please dont try to pop the bubbles because it can seriously harm your gecko. Take a picture of your leopard gecko please. From looking at it you can probably tell if it is pregnant or just overweight.
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    Oh gosh! I gave the calcium back right away! Someone on YouTube said that is how to fix it He is not pregnant, he is a boy . I have been feeding him mealworms for a bit but I will go back to crickets. Here is a pic, you can't really see the bubbles too well, but they are there.

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    Looks pretty good to me, not fat at all. And don't worry about those bubbles, they are a good sign, not a bad one. Switching to crickets won't hurt it though, but don't forget - variety is a key. Try to introduce some roaches to his diet as well.
    Don't forget about vitamins too. Temps and terrarium are ok?

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    I have been looking into roaches, and I'm glad to hear he looks okay! I have been giving him herptivite about once every 4 feedings. He is in a 20 gallon long with the hot side around 90 and the cool side around 75.

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    I think your gecko looks fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickytheGecko View Post
    I have been looking into roaches, and I'm glad to hear he looks okay! I have been giving him herptivite about once every 4 feedings. He is in a 20 gallon long with the hot side around 90 and the cool side around 75.
    Do you know how old he is?

    Rep Cal's Herptivite does not contain vitamin D3. How has he been getting D3?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    He is about two years old. I dust his food with vitamin and d3 every feeding, leave a small dish of calcium without d3 at all times, and dust with herptivite every fourth feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickytheGecko View Post
    He is about two years old. I dust his food with vitamin and d3 every feeding, leave a small dish of calcium without d3 at all times, and dust with herptivite every fourth feeding.
    Thank you.

    May I ask which brand of calcium with D3?
    "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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