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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoich View Post
    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?
    Thanks so much for your kind comments, CJ! Most those gecko care ideas you see on my Leo Care Sheet are basically suggestions. They cannot replace personal interactions. You're correct: "there's so much to cover".

    My real frustration is the limited scope of PMs. Some people don't even discover that care sheet!

    Here's Schedule 126 -- the one your adult female needs.

    Weekly Schedule 126 for Leopard Geckos 18 months old +
    (withOUT UVB)
    Adapted for your adult female leo
    Metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite. Difficulty chewing should be closely monitored.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with D3
    • Thursday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium withOUT D3 or NOW's human-grade pure calcium carbonate
    • Saturday > > Optional: mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting



    For link 126 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 126 for leopard geckos 18 months old +
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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 totally missed any mention in this thread or in your PMs that you guys have been using UVB all along for your leo. Noobies keep leos in many ways. How could I know that without you saying so? I'm 99% certain it was never mentioned in the past.


    Here goes:

    UVB Weekly Schedule 156 for leopard geckos 18 months old +
    (with UVB)

    ***** It's crucial for your leopard gecko to have an enclosure larger than a 10 gallon (20 x 10.5 x 12 inches tall) prior to experimenting with UVB. There are downsides to UVB too.

    A 20 long: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall IS the bare minimum enclosure size when providing UVB for any leopard gecko! A leo will need at least 3 hides to dodge the rays when he feels the urge. *****

    Metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite. Difficulty chewing should be closely monitored.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    Leopard geckos usually reach maximum size at about 18 months old.

    Feed lightly dusted prey 2x per week.


    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • Thursday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW's human-grade pure calcium carbonate)
    • Saturday > > Optional: mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting


    ***** When your leopard gecko is taking advantage of appropriate UVB rays, Dr. Fran Baines (Reptile Lighting group's lighting guru) strongly recommends a backup dose of powdered D3 @ 1-2 feedings per month! Just substitute 1 D3 calcium dusting for 1 plain calcium dusting during those 1-2 weeks only. *****


    For link 156 click: UVB Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 156 for leopard geckos 18 months +
    "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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    Luckily she has four hides including his moist hide and on top of that the stretch between his cool hide and his warm hide has shade over it created by a piece of cardboard laid from one to the other with an artificial vine on top of it she has no problem getting away from all light when she wants to. The UVB light is above the cool section I was doing this to help with heating.

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    I don't think I ever mentioned the UVB light previously so you didn't miss it it wasn't there.
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    Also there has been no calcium or d3 for a while because of her lack of eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoich View Post
    Also there has been no calcium or d3 for a while because of her lack of eating.
    For some reason leopard geckos seem to adapt to longer than normal periods without supplements or food during brumation. Since you've been supplying UVB, that may help this situation?

    All you can do is try different feeders like hornworms & make certain the feeders are well fed. Watch her weight.


    As my link shows, ONLY feed hornworms the special diet they come with. A feeder dry diet like Repashy's Bug Burger is also good for a mealworm bedding. Please find out what your leo's mealworms are packed in from the supplier.


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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-28-2021 at 01:25 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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