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    Hi again! I wasnít sure what category to put this post under so I apologize if it belongs somewhere else.

    I was finally able to weigh my new leopard gecko (as accurately as I could) and she weighs around 17-20 grams. I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough estimate on her age?
    Right now I am following the feeding schedule recommend on this forum (fed every day, crickets 4 times a week, mealworms 3 times with appropriate calcium without d3, calcium with d3, and multivitamins without d3). She eats anything that moves and Iíve never had any issues with her refusing food!
    I got her at a local pet store that breeds their own geckos but I completely forgot to ask how old she is. Iím the store she was fed crickets and mealworms with only calcium without d3 for supplements, one of the employees told me to NEVER provide calcium with d3 because ďthey donít need itĒ but of course from my research I ruled that as incorrect (she is a very healthy gecko otherwise).
    Here is a recent overhead picture of her and one that shows her tail:9449A3A1-EA15-46C7-90C2-EDD672854EB0.jpg

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    I don't think there's any way to really tell a gecko's age once it's pattern is set. I would guess at least 3 months and not more than 9 months, but it's a total guess.

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    If your leo is clearing showing his/her gender, it's probably at least 6 months old.


    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- A leopard gecko's gender can be confirmed when that leo is over 5 inches in total length. That may happen when the leo is near 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct /\-shaped row of pores above the vent and by two hemipenal bulges below the vent. To see their vents, potential male pores, and hemipenal bulges gently press their bodies up against the glass. They'll squirm if you try to turn them over.
    "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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