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    I have a 10 month old male leopard gecko. Do leopard geckos start to get chunky tails when they're a year old? How to make the tail bigger?

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    The food you feed a leo usually increases body weight all over, including the tail.

    Please share a full-body photo of your leo.
    • What are you feeding him?
    • What supplements are you using: brand, name, and frequency?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Feeding mealworms and crickets
    Pure calcium - zoomed
    Calcium w/d3 - rep-cal
    Multivitamins no d3 - rep-cal
    Schedule: vitamins, calcium d3, vitamins, calcium, vitamins, calcium
    I also provide uvb

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleasehelpmyleopardgecko View Post
    Feeding mealworms and crickets
    Pure calcium - zoomed
    Calcium w/d3 - rep-cal
    Multivitamins no d3 - rep-cal
    Schedule: vitamins, calcium d3, vitamins, calcium, vitamins, calcium
    I also provide uvb
    Thanks!

    Good on the D3 calcium once a week! You may be overdoing the multivitamins and the no D3 calcium. I prefer Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins, because they contain a little vitamin A acetate (retinol). RepCal's Heptivite only contains beta carotene.

    • Please post a full-body picture of your leo.
    • Share the size/dimensions of your leo's enclosure.
    • What diet are you feeding the crickets and mealworms?
    • Is your leo sticking out some body part while the UVB is on?
    • Which UVB source? Brand and type (bulb or tube)? Strength?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-18-2019 at 04:11 PM.
    "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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