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    I'm starting to agree with you and my wife i overfed she/he, 8 mealworms every 3 days, the big stomach was fat not impacted, the two quick sheds related to that and im just anxious about the lack of eating but she might just be watching her girlish figure. How do you know its a she

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoich View Post
    I'm starting to agree with you and my wife i overfed she/he, 8 mealworms every 3 days, the big stomach was fat not impacted, the two quick sheds related to that and im just anxious about the lack of eating but she might just be watching her girlish figure. How do you know its a she
    Yes, those extra mealworms added some fat. As you've mentioned she's just been watching her girlish figure!

    Feeder Insect & Worm Nutrition Chart
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    Do you see post numbers in the upper right hand corner? This is post #13. Scroll back to post #10 where I shared a leo sexing link.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-14-2021 at 09:18 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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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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    i saw the sexing chart i agree, i wrote that before i saw it
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    i have to take that furry gecko i sent a picture of for a walk i have been ignoring him all day 1 gecko 2 cats and him the king of the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoich View Post
    i saw the sexing chart i agree, i wrote that before i saw it
    Great news! Another lady in your household!!! What are you going to do now?
    "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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    I typed out a bunch of questions to send you and when I clicked post it informed me it had signed me out and I lost the questions.
    Here we go again.
    1. She hasn't had a full meal since March 10th how long should I let this go on before intervening?
    2. How do you feel about a diet of almost all mealworms?
    3. Locally the only things I have available to me are mealworms, crickets, and superworms maybe sometimes wax worms.
    4. My local pet store has received a new shipment including heat pads and they have a larger one that I can purchase tomorrow, if I can find it at all it might take a long time to get the one you suggested so I'll think I'll go with the one that's locally available.
    5. I have sourced what's reputably a good quality thermostat to hook up to such pads through eBay.
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/174589778276

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    I typed out a bunch of questions to send you and when I clicked post it informed me it had signed me out and I lost the questions.
    When you sign in, do you see a small box right below your name? Check that "Remember Me?" box. That way you won't get signed out.

    Here we go again.
    1. She hasn't had a full meal since March 10th how long should I let this go on before intervening?
    As you've mentioned, her chubby belly has some excess fat due to overfeeding. She could be a bit slimmer. She's not fully grown, of course. Let her lose some "baby" fat while she grows longer.

    2. How do you feel about a diet of almost all mealworms?
    Crickets are considerably lower in fat than most other feeders. That's the reason I use them for all my geckos.

    Feeder Insect & Worm Nutrition Chart
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    3. Locally the only things I have available to me are mealworms, crickets, and superworms maybe sometimes wax worms.
    Breeding your own mealies is quite easy.

    Waxworms are OK a couple times per month. They are supposed to be a good source of vitamin C. A few hornworms now and then are good too. Some pet stores stock "picnic" hornworm packs -- about 4 hornworms per container.

    For link 33 click: Hornworm Care Guidelines

    4. My local pet store has received a new shipment including heat pads and they have a larger one that I can purchase tomorrow, if I can find it at all it might take a long time to get the one you suggested so I'll think I'll go with the one that's locally available.
    I hope your new heat mat arrives soon.

    5. I have sourced what's reputably a good quality thermostat to hook up to such pads through eBay.
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/174589778276

    I bought a Jump Start thermostat about 8 years ago. At that time the manufacturer was Hydrofarm. It does a good job keeping my leo's environment comfortable. It turns off when the temp exceeds 91*F. Temps rise just a bit beyond 91*F. Then they fall roughly 3 degrees F. I tape the Jump Start's probe to the probe of my digital thermometer -- offset a tad. I place both probes right on the floor of Cha's warm dry hide.


    Here's a chart regarding fresh veggies & fruits you can feed your feeders to supplement a good dry diet like Repashy's Bug Burger, Cricket Crack, etc.

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    In addition to a balanced dry diet to cover the basics, offer your geckos' feeders some veggies and fruits from these lists.
    Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms . . . . . . thanks to Olimpia -- August 2013

    "A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here's a list of great ingredients to use:
    BEST: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    GOOD: sweet potato, carrots, (oranges), mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    DRY FOOD: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    AVOID AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-16-2021 at 05:23 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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    You are incredibly patient with idiots like me thank you very much, you say she's not yet fully grown however we've had her for at least five and maybe 6 years and she wasn't purchased as a young gecko then but we adopted her from someone else? I had assumed she was full grown by now one place where I looked said 18 to 24 months to be full-grown.

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    I understand it must be frustrating for you to create those great care sheets and still get asked individual questions trust me I've read through a bunch of it but there's so much to cover and things I think I need to change quickly so sometimes I ask?

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