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    Default How much should a 4 month old leopard gecko weigh?

    I just bought a scale and my 2 geckos that are 4 months old (roughly) are weighing 8 and 10 grams. That seems a little low. How much should they weigh?

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    how tall should a man be?
    how accurate is your scale, does it read to 0.1g?

    the maximum growth rates i've had are 10g/month
    i doubt they get anywhere near that in the wild though!

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    8-10 g seems real low for 4 month old leos. My 6-8 week olds weigh 15-30g.
    What are you feeding them? Are they kept together? Floor temps?

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    They are kept together. I have had them looked at by a vet when I got them nothing wrong (parasites etc) The floor temp is 93-95 on the hot side (UTH) and 82-84 on the cold side. I feed them mealworms, pheonix worms and they get waxworms (once a week). and one of them gets crickets once a week They are fed daily and I dust when feeding mealworms and crickets all of which I gutload before hand. They are on paper towels for substrate and they have a cool hide a warm hide and a humid hide. I am thinking it might just be my scale (I got it from walmart) They both eat well and poop well and act normal.
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    I am wondering if the problem is they like the pheonix worms a lot so I feed them more of them but they are very low in fat. Could that be the problem?
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    to test the scale, weigh a nickel. it should weigh 5g.
    Otherwise it sounds like the geckos are normal.
    I feed mostly gutloaded mealworms dusted with Repashy calcium plus. For the little ones I give them ~15-20 mealworms a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artgecko View Post
    to test the scale, weigh a nickel. it should weigh 5g.
    Otherwise it sounds like the geckos are normal.
    I feed mostly gutloaded mealworms dusted with Repashy calcium plus. For the little ones I give them ~15-20 mealworms a day.
    15-20 per day for small geckos? Mine is full grown and I give him about 15 mealworms every other day. He's doubled in size and weight since I got him so I guess my feeding schedule and amount is ok for him?

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    i'd guess not; if it's half the size it should be.

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    I have female jungles almost 50g and they are 5 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinegeckos View Post
    I just bought a scale and my 2 geckos that are 4 months old (roughly) are weighing 8 and 10 grams. That seems a little low. How much should they weigh?
    The average weight per month for a normal
    gecko growth rate
    has been 7 to 10 grams a month.
    (from my observations on my own and other persons.)
    Yes, yours are behind on avg. weights.
    IMO...should be about 28 to 32 grams.
    Check Scale.
    Check belly heat.
    Check food quanity.
    Check poop if normal.
    Or did you mean 8 and 10 per month?
    Or your geckos are to possibly be Tinys.

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