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    I recently bought 2 leopard gecko hatchlings. I was nervous because one was about three fourths the size of the other. I thought they might fight, or that one wouldn’t get enough food. I am not worried about the fighting, because they actually sleep together all the time. Dude (the smaller one) has been energetic and seems like he is doing fine, but his tail is much
    Smaller than Kiwi’s (the bigger one). Am I just being paranoid?image.jpg- that is Dude, and Kiwi is my profile pic.

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    Did they come from same breeder living together? They should be separated even if you think they get along. Separating them would isolate problem like cryptosporidium, parasites, if one would have it.
    Big one with little one is trouble. Usually you end up with one scrawny gecko out two.

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    They did come in from the same breeder and were previously living together. I have been feeding them separately and they seemed to be doing fine with catching crickets so I put the crickets in the cage. Does Dude look like he has a desiese? ��

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    He could knot been getting enough food were he was. He is skin . How long have you had him? How old is he?
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    I am actually not quite sure how old he is but I got him on November 2. I purchased him and Kiwi from petvalu and they were the last two and they had been living together since they got them.

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    Could be he was just bulled being runt. No two males should ever live together. No big one small one should live togther. I would try get separating accomplished. I'd definitely be watching when they eat untill then. See if he doesn't faten up.
    Collect a poop sample bring to vet, they check for Parisit's and the cryptosporidium, skinny tail.
    How's temperature were there housed. 91 under dry warm hide with gradient to 82 to cool side.
    Elisbeth is highly knowledge with geckos. Hopefully she'll chime in .
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    I keep referring to them as he but I really can’t tell yet. Today I went out and bought small mealworms because I was told they are more fatty. I fed both of them separately in a medium sized cage for traveling with geckos. Dude definitely had less troubles catching these, so I was planning on feeding him seperately until he fattens up. I have been keeping them in a 27 gallon cage with three hides two medium hides and one large hide. The large hide is the moist hide and has an under tank heating pad under it for extra heat and humidity. I have one water bowl and a calcium dish. I do plan on dusting the mealworms with calcium and vitamin powder so I can be sure they are getting calcium and vitamins.
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    How's your set up coming along? Littel one eating up .

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    Actually he is liking the mealworms way better and I think he is actually putting on some weight in his tail I will try to post a pic sometime but he seems to be doing much better and we remamed him Pico instead of Dude because my sis named him Dude and we wanted something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.G (gecko girl) View Post
    Actually he is liking the mealworms way better and I think he is actually putting on some weight in his tail I will try to post a pic sometime but he seems to be doing much better and we remamed him Pico instead of Dude because my sis named him Dude and we wanted something better.
    Pico's eating mealworms!

    I'm looking forward to your picture too.
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