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    My 1 year old leo Cinnamon has had small armpit bubbles for a while now. I used to give her a lot of calcium during her feedings but cut down when the bubbles appeared. I've heard many different explanations for why they develop but from what I understood they were mostly harmless. Lately her bubbles (or boobs as I have taken to nicknaming them, lol) have gotten way bigger. Is this cause for concern that I should pop into the vet for her? Or is it an issue that isn't a big deal and can be dealt with by dietary changes? For reference she eats Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and gets 3 large crickets (I fed her 1 for every inch of her body when I was giving her medium crickets but the large ones are all I have been able to get at my local pet shops) I'll attach a picture below of the bigger of Cimin's boobs. Thanks in advance!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clavicusvile View Post
    My 1 year old leo Cinnamon has had small armpit bubbles for a while now. I used to give her a lot of calcium during her feedings but cut down when the bubbles appeared. I've heard many different explanations for why they develop but from what I understood they were mostly harmless. Lately her bubbles (or boobs as I have taken to nicknaming them, lol) have gotten way bigger. Is this cause for concern that I should pop into the vet for her? Or is it an issue that isn't a big deal and can be dealt with by dietary changes? For reference she eats Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and gets 3 large crickets (I fed her 1 for every inch of her body when I was giving her medium crickets but the large ones are all I have been able to get at my local pet shops) I'll attach a picture below of the bigger of Cimin's boobs. Thanks in advance!!!
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    Please share the exact supplements you're using: brand, name, and frequency.
    1. Which exact product do you use for dusting?
    2. How heavily or lightly have you been dusting?
    3. Do these lumps feel hard or squishy?
    4. Do you also keep any supplement in Cinnamon's vivarium for free access?
    5. Please share a full body picture.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-15-2020 at 02:22 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Please share the exact supplements you're using: brand, name, and frequency.
    1. Which exact product do you use for dusting?
    2. How heavily or lightly have you been dusting?
    3. Do these lumps feel hard or squishy?
    4. Do you also keep any supplement in Cinnamon's vivarium for free access?
    5. Please share a full body picture.
    I alternate dusting with Fluker's Repta Calcium w D3 and ZooMed Reptivite. Since developing her lumps I only dust once a week, not too heavily or lightly but just enough to coat her crickets. She doesn't have a calcium dish in her viv anymore either since getting her lumps. They're quite squishy, she doesn't even seem to mind when I lightly press on them to check.
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    Reptivite with or withOUT D3?
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Reptivite with or withOUT D3?
    With D3

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    Elizabeth, aren't these front arm bubbles kinda normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoFanboy View Post
    Elizabeth, aren't these front arm bubbles kinda normal?
    Leopard gecko underarm bubbles are relatively common, but unnecessary. Often they feel squishy. "Squishy" is a favorable sign. Underarm bubbles seem more prevalent when a leo is overweight.
    "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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