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    Ok, Lavi did the strangest thing today, and I was wondering if anyone else's male Leos (or Leos in general) do this. I heard a thump from his tank (and me thinking something bad had happened went over to check immediately), and I found the little goof thumping his tail against the bottom of his tank! Is this considered normal?

    He's up to 28 grams and is now 6.5 inches long (with quite a healthy appetite, 7 Phoenix worms and 8 mealworms a day), so I was wondering if this was some sort of teenager/guy Leo thing? I DO have Lore, my female, in the same room...

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    Was he wiggling his tail? Or just picking it up and thumping his tail on the bottom of the tank?

    If Lore is right beside his tank, he could be doing it in a defensive manor. He may not know that Lore is a female and thinks she's a threat.
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    Nah, Lore is on the other side of the room (I put her there SPECIFICALLY for that reason). He had picked it up and thumped it down a couple times and then stopped. A little while later, he walked over to his food dish, started wiggling it and eating. I've seen him do the wiggle bit before when "hunting", but the thump part was new. And it was definitely only his tail.

    I did some looking around on the web and apparently YES this is a thing males do. I had Lore out earlier, so it's possible he smelled her on my hands/on the bowl I handled. Heh, the more you know. It's things like this that make me wish I had a "gecko cam" near their tanks so I could show you what I mean. XD

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    I've never had one of mine do that, but then again I only have one leo now and back when I had 2, the female was the more dominant one. A GoPro cam would work lol.
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    Hey everyone! I just wanted to update everyone with a picture of the little goof that started this thread in the first place. Lavi is doing very well now that whatever that little glitch was at first is done with. I've included a pic of him. He's around 6.5 inches long and is holding steady at 28 grams (since I weighed him last, which was on the 5th of this month).

    I can say he's been gaining a steady 2-4 grams a week (2 when he's going through a shed, 3-4 when he's not). His sheds are normal and doing well, and he's active and alert when I have him out (heck I can't keep the little bugger OUT of things). His color isn't as bright as normal, but he's due for a shed here any day now, if he holds to his every 2-ish weeks schedule he's been on.

    I want to thank you all again for helping me keep this little guy in excellent shape and helping me through my noob-ness. And again, I apologize for my cruddy camera.


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    He looks good! Glad we could help get him back on track for you.
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    Newcomer to your thread, I just wanted to say that, after reading from the beginning of this thread all the way through, your Leos are lucky to have such a dedicated parent Also it is very good for me to hear another success story of a rescue and rehabilitation of a male Bell Albino. Based on what I went through with Apollo you are definitely on the right path and should see a great deal of growth and development out of Lavi. I almost envy you for being able to watch him completely grow, Apollo was already nearly full grown when he came home.
    All in all, just wanted to offer some congratulations and keep up the great work
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    Thank you for that, dear. I always thought I was just being overattentive, but I see it this way: they didn't choose to have me for a pet parent, so dangit I WILL provide them with the best care I possibly can! And that's comforting to hear. I wasn't sure if Lavi was just temperamental, or if it was a Bell Albino thing in general. I guess the occasional glitch here and there is to be expected, then. I'm just glad I have such a wonderful vet; they were SO helpful! And of course the wonderful folks around here, they are a great source as well!

    He's up to 10 mealworms and 10 phoenix worms a day now, and he's filling out so well! He still sleeps in his humid hide most of the day, but then, that's just him. He's shown no signs of any respiratory issues, defecation issues, or growth issues. Frankly, if the sun made me squint at even the slightest ray, I'd stay hidden in my moss all day, too! The cold/rainy Florida winter weather has my Leos in a sour mood at the moment, so I'm trying to leave them be when possible.

    Anyways, thanks for your kind words, dear. I really appreciate it; they're very reassuring. (Especially since these guys are my first reptiles ever @_@).
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    Now that I think about it, Apollo does seem more sensitive to light than Arya so it could be a Bell Albino thing too. You said the humid hide is the most private, that probably means the darkest too. Bell Albinos have some very light colored eyes and could let in much more light than some other morphs.
    We all run into a hiccup or two when raising any animals. Reptiles, just like any living creature, have their own likes and dislikes. Lavi has quite the appetite! When Apollo first came home he would eat that much, sometimes even more, but he was a good deal larger.
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    Hi everyone! I just wanted to give an update on Lavi. He's currently at 41 grams, has reached 7 inches in length, and (drum roll please), his bars are starting to break up! He's starting to get his adult patterning!

    It's amazing to see him come so far. When I brought him home, he couldn't have been more than 5 inches long and he only weighed 15 grams at most. I hope to continue to be there for him as he grows; he's becoming such a handsome gecko!
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