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    Hi, what morph do you think this gecko could be? (The colors on the photos might be a bit dull). I was told by the person selling me the gecko, that he is 2 months old, but that seems odd to me. Isn't he too small to be 2 months old? Is it possible that he was underfed or something?

    The size of my hand is about 18.5 cm (7.3 inches)

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    Im not sure about the morph. Not my strong point.

    But as regards to his size. It could be 2 months old but i suspect it is closer to the 5 week mark maybe. A lot of breeders only feed them mealworms because of cost which isnt great as they arent getting what they need to grow. So maybe it just needs bulking up.

    Theres always the possibility the person you bought him off lied to sell him earlier. But as long as it is eating and pooping properly its not a big issue.

    To put it into perspective, this is the 2 month old i have atm who is a fair bit bigger, his pattern has developed a lot more and his tail is looking great.
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    Oh yea, yours much bigger. Well regarding the eating, yesterday he ate about 4-5 crickets which he threw up today, but I suspect that it is because I gave him crickets that were too big. However, today when I put the crickets in, he wouldn't eat them at all. I tried giving him some mealworms, but he ate like one and lost interest after that one. My other gecko, that is around the same age, which was bought the same day is the same. He didn't even try to hunt the crickets. Could these isues be because they're new and need to adjust or should I be more concerned?

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    Morph: If it loses all its body spots it will be a super hypo and if if retains 10 or fewer body spots it will be a hypo. If it continues to develop the orange coloring it will be a tangerine as well.

    Size: I have had a huge range in gecko sizes. The most dramatic contrast was 7grams at 3 months vs. 50 grams at 3 months!

    Mealworms: When I was breeding I brought up my hatchlings on mealworms and consistently got commented on how big and fat they (the geckos, not the mealworms) were. Other people will say that feeding worms instead of bugs leads to bigger, fatter geckos because of the higher fat content.

    Age: When I was breeding and selling, every gecko had the hatch date written on the deli cup. I'm sorry that this isn't what all breeders are doing.

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