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    I've posted regarding my female leopard geckos weight before. Olive currently weighs 67.33 grams and is about three years old. She is quite a tubby girl and has been for almost a year now. I went to my vet 8ish months ago because I thought something was wrong and they told me she was just fat. My question is there any way I can slim her down? I fell quite guilty seeing her like this- I just don't know what to do. For awhile I was feeding her every other day before I realized she was older than I thought and didn't need food that often. Now she gets fed crickets three times a week: Monday (calcium with D3), Thursday (vitamins), and Saturday (no supplements or just plain calcium). She was just refusing food for about a month as a result of her ovulation but she's starting to pick up on eating again.

    Heres some pics of her tubby tummy tonight and a week ago:
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    She's always been kinda round:
    First week I got her 10/2017
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    Seven months after I had her 5/2018 (she's not living with another leo anymore- I have separated them, don't worry. Also the other leo is a female so no issues with the possibility she was/is gravid)
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    Any tips to help slim her down? Maybe she just gains her weight there for some reason? Thanks!
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    Im sure others will have other ideas but you could start by giving her more exercise. I will get mine out and let them have a wander around the house while making sure they dont disappear. How big is her enclosure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbreeder View Post
    How big is her enclosure?
    I think I will have to let her out to explore around more often! She lives in a 20 gallon long tank.

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    is that a male shes in with? could just be gravid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    is that a male shes in with? could just be gravid?
    Thanks for the reply! She no longer is housed with the other gecko, but they are both females so she’s not gravid.

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