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    Hey, so I'm at my cousins house and they have a young female Leo named Pheobe. I was looking at Pheobe and she seems... big. Are female leos known to lay eggs without a mate? Pheobes owner is 8 so she has not bred her lol, and they got her from PetSmart a couple months ago. As far as they know shes never been paired with any male. She may be overweight... or maybe its nothing lol. I dont keep leos so I'm not sure. Thanks!

    According to owner she eats waxworms and/or mealworms once every other day.

    They do not know her weight, they dont have a scale.

    (Stuff on the bottom is spag moss)

    They've always used reptile carpet.

    And that's a bit of shed on her toes.

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    Well, first off your cousin should cut back on the waxworms. They are fatty and should only be given as treats once or twice a month. Waxworms are also very addictive to leopard geckos and they could refuse to eat other foods. Hard to tell how big the gecko is from that angle. I'd definitely tell your cousin to ease off the waxworms and try using crickets/dubia roaches. Hope this helps. Stuck shed on toes can result in them losing blood and ultimately dropping their toes.
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    She looks pretty good. She looks like she has an undigested meal in her tummy, which is fine. Waxworms are fatty, and if they are fed too often, they can cause a reptile to be chubby, but so far she looks fine. It would be unusual for a female to lay infertile eggs without any contact with a male. Its most likely not eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo844 View Post
    She looks pretty good. She looks like she has an undigested meal in her tummy, which is fine. Waxworms are fatty, and if they are fed too often, they can cause a reptile to be chubby, but so far she looks fine. It would be unusual for a female to lay infertile eggs without any contact with a male. Its most likely not eggs.
    Phew good... I was worried! I can tell her to slow down on waxworms a bit. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedward View Post
    Well, first off your cousin should cut back on the waxworms. They are fatty and should only be given as treats once or twice a month. Waxworms are also very addictive to leopard geckos and they could refuse to eat other foods. Hard to tell how big the gecko is from that angle. I'd definitely tell your cousin to ease off the waxworms and try using crickets/dubia roaches. Hope this helps. Stuck shed on toes can result in them losing blood and ultimately dropping their toes.
    Definatly will tell her. I forgot to say she eats dubias occationaly. She needs more food so I'll go with her to the store and help her get approprate feeders. And, woah, drop their toes? :0 How would youu get the shed off? She said it's been there for maybe 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pocket! View Post
    Definatly will tell her. I forgot to say she eats dubias occationaly. She needs more food so I'll go with her to the store and help her get approprate feeders. And, woah, drop their toes? :0 How would youu get the shed off? She said it's been there for maybe 3 days.
    The more variety of food the better.

    1.Put the gecko in a small tray or container with moistened paper towels. Use a wet cotton swab to gently peel off the skin from the toes.

    2.You can also do a "gecko sauna". Place gecko in a moistened container with some ventilation and place it over the warm side of the tank (let the gecko hang out for 10 mins). That will help to loosen the skin up as well. Then use a cotton swab to help remove the shed.
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