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    what are the bubbles under my geckos arms? I have heard they are caused by calcium over dosing, D3 overdosing, that they are just extra fat, that they are caused by air under the skin and that just some leos have them and some don't. should I be worried?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    what are the bubbles under my geckos arms? I have heard they are caused by calcium over dosing, D3 overdosing, that they are just extra fat, that they are caused by air under the skin and that just some leos have them and some don't. should I be worried?
    some leos have them and some don't

    This is exactly why the swelling can’t be normal. They would all have it. I’ve never had a Leo with them and so never had them tested to know for sure. This is simply a guess below:

    Too much of either of these or a combination- calcium, protein, fat, Vitamin D, vitamins and minerals. I think it’s probably lymph fluid.

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002247.htm
    Fluid from the intestines called chyle, which contains proteins and fats

    https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/lymphatic/
    lymphatic system is the absorption of fats and fat-soluble [glossary term:] vitamins from the digestive system and the subsequent transport of these substances to the venous circulation.
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    he has had them four the 6-7 months I have owned him. I have tried everything, cutting down on his food, cal, D3, everything and they have never went away. I did hear that it is because they are overwieght, unfortunantly I have no way to measure his weight, I feed mostly mealworms which I think is what is causing the problem, since they are so high in fat it is causing him to store it in the bubbles.

    I just started a thread for raising crickets, I have been considering raising my own feeders since before I got him.
    will feeding him less mealworms help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    he has had them four the 6-7 months I have owned him. I have tried everything, cutting down on his food, cal, D3, everything and they have never went away. I did hear that it is because they are overwieght, unfortunantly I have no way to measure his weight, I feed mostly mealworms which I think is what is causing the problem, since they are so high in fat it is causing him to store it in the bubbles.

    I just started a thread for raising crickets, I have been considering raising my own feeders since before I got him.
    will feeding him less mealworms help?
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    Hopefully. I wouldn’t stop the mealworms completely, simply feed a lot less mealworms and rotate with the crickets. Variety is best.

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    thanks a lot, do you know how much super worms are, are the adictive? when can they start eating them, are they good treats or are they to much like mealworms. I would only use them as treats, not as a staple.

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    I just remember they were cheap. Try googling different places. I would only feed about 2 a month just to help with variety. They have a little more fat than mealworms and so as a treat only is fine.

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