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    My leopard gecko has air bubbles under his armpits. Iíve read itís caused by him being overweight, or by oversupplementation. His diet consists of gut-loaded mealworms 3-4 times a week. On mondays i dust with Zoomed calcium+D3, wednesdays i dust with zoomed calcium without D3, and fridays with zoomed herptivite without D3. When I first got him, he was underweight, but Iíve managed to get him to gain some weight. Is he too fat?
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    mealworms are very high in fat, my leo had them so I started mixing in crickets and they went down, also some leos sometimes just have them. hope this helps!
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    How old is your leo?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    How old is your leo?
    I’m not sure. He’s around 6 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erlabella View Post
    My leopard gecko has air bubbles under his armpits. I’ve read it’s caused by him being overweight, or by oversupplementation. His diet consists of gut-loaded mealworms 3-4 times a week. On mondays i dust with Zoomed calcium+D3, wednesdays i dust with zoomed calcium without D3, and fridays with zoomed herptivite without D3. When I first got him, he was underweight, but I’ve managed to get him to gain some weight. Is he too fat?
    Here’s a picture:
    5185EC1C-647A-443D-93D4-B8F3C88F532B.jpg
    Your leo looks alright. How long have you had him?

    When you've had your leo for 18 months and he's no longer growing, reduce his feedings to 2x per week and supplement as follows.

    Weekly Schedule 126 for Leopard Geckos 18 months old +
    (without UVB)

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Crickets or dubia >> Thursday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins without D3
    • Mealworms >> Saturday - no dusting
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-24-2019 at 06:25 AM.
    "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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