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    Donovan is shedding again.

    He shed within the first week that I got him (brought him home on a Friday and he was shedding on Monday or Tuesday). Tomorrow will be a full 3 weeks that I've had him.

    There was some discussion that he was small for his age (I was told he was around 18 months to 3 years). I've been feeding him on the 12-18 month schedule.

    I know that younger geckos shed every week or two and then it's every 4-8 weeks as adults. I'm just not sure how young is younger or if there could be another reason he's shedding (stress from moving to a new home??).

    I don't think there's anything wrong with him and his first shed went very well. I'm just trying to get an idea of age so that I can make sure I'm feeding him appropriately.

    I don't want to disturb him to get pictures, but here are a couple photos of what he looks like from top and side (and during his first shed).

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    My youngest gecko is about 9-10 months old, and she sheds around every 3 weeks or so. He may be around 10-12 months or so? How long is he?
    Hi, I'm Kate and I love animals. I'm the proud owner of Stacy, the 11 year old dog, Azymondias (Zym), the 1 year old leopard gecko, and Moonlily (Moon), the 9 month old leopard gecko. Right now those are my only pets, but later on in the year I will be expanding my menagerie lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsongbird View Post
    My youngest gecko is about 9-10 months old, and she sheds around every 3 weeks or so. He may be around 10-12 months or so? How long is he?
    Donnie's about 17 cm long (between 6.5 and 7 inches long). How long is your 9-10 month old?

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    Donnie had another successful shed. He's busy eating.
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    She's about 7 inches, but since she's female she would be a bit smaller than a male her age. My guess would be somewhere between 8-12 months based off of his size.
    Hi, I'm Kate and I love animals. I'm the proud owner of Stacy, the 11 year old dog, Azymondias (Zym), the 1 year old leopard gecko, and Moonlily (Moon), the 9 month old leopard gecko. Right now those are my only pets, but later on in the year I will be expanding my menagerie lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsongbird View Post
    She's about 7 inches, but since she's female she would be a bit smaller than a male her age. My guess would be somewhere between 8-12 months based off of his size.
    Last night, after I cleaned his enclosure and changed from ceramic tiles to slate, I persuaded him to wander a bit and I was able to get some better pictures of him.

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    Many thanks for sharing "Donnie + slate substrate" on this thread!

    You take great photos!
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    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Gekko kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (Phelsuma barbouri) ~ (Lygodactylus kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Many thanks for sharing "Donnie + slate substrate" on this thread!

    You take great photos!
    Donnie's a great photo subject. Quite the handsome little guy.
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    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Gekko kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (Phelsuma barbouri) ~ (Lygodactylus kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Other than just sort of guessing based on his length, is there a way to tell how old he is? Or at least get a slightly better estimate?

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