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    Just getting some opinions, my fiance and I were debating Wyrms' weight - he says he's fat and I think hes' just a big gecko and has a good body condition. So, Wyrm is about 2.5 years old and today hit 120 grams

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    the top down pick isn't the best, but i was trying to show his tail width. he really does not like the phone hovering over him...his brain probably equates shadows from above as birds that want to eat him lol
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    He's a big boy. I've had big geckos before who weighed a lot. As long as they have the ability to hunt and to be active I don't worry about fat/just big. As a society we're consumed (so to speak) with weight and it turns out that it isn't always the best for every person to be the weight that the charts say they should be for their height. One of my geckos was about 116 grams in his prime and he looked proportional and healthy to me. He doesn't weigh as much now, but he also just turned 17.

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    He's definitely a little less active the my girl...but that seems to be the case with all my male pets lol.

    Mostly, from a veterinary-minded stand point, I want them to be healthy weight for their body structure to reduce disease risk. I've seen a lot of obese pets that have health issues and shortened lifespans, but these are my first lizards so I'm still learning proportions...also my ball python just had his yearly and is apparently becoming a sausage so maintaining healthy weight is on my mind
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    Interestingly, some of my "largest" geckos (though not 120 grams) haven't been eating much for weeks and they haven't lost any weight!

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