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    Default weight chart for a leopard gecko

    ive looked all over the internet and i cant seem to find a weight chart for leopard geckos. is there one. so for example it would have them as hatchlings and it would have the smallest weight it could be, the biggest weight and the average weight of a hatchling. then it would continue on from that so say

    1 week old smallest weight (number) average weight (number) largest weight (number)
    4 weeks old smallest weight (number) average weight (number) largest weight (number)


    sort of like that. just want to compare the weight of my gecko to others of the same age

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    I've been working on that this year. Should have something published next summer.
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    and my gecko is (i think) 3 months old and is 23 grams. also think its a female. not too sure yet though

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    Healthy weight is like 10g a month until they reach adulthood.

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    i think "healthy" or "average" is going to be extremely variable depending on who you ask. everyones animals are growing at different rates due to selective breeding.

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    I think your time would be much better spent learning how to look over a gecko and determine if it is under/over weight. I mean, if you can look at the animal and determine if its well enough then a chart is unneeded. So long as they are gaining weight, have muscle build, tails thickening, spines/ribs not showing, not too much flab extc, they should be ok. Im not saying you shouldnt weigh your animals, which is important to measure any weight swings, but i mean, there is no exact science to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranceZ View Post
    Healthy weight is like 10g a month until they reach adulthood.
    I don't know about that. So a 1 year old should be 120g ? That seems like ALOT.

    I have a 10 month old thats very healthy and she's 50g, but should be double that weight according to your suggestion.

    There really isn't a reliable chart/table you can go by as ALL leopards grow at a different rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranceZ View Post
    Healthy weight is like 10g a month until they reach adulthood.
    Most of my regular sized geckos average around 6-7 grams a month until they are adults. They end up weighing 70/80 grams by one year old.

    10 grams a month would be more in the giant neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaws View Post
    I don't know about that. So a 1 year old should be 120g ? That seems like ALOT.

    I have a 10 month old thats very healthy and she's 50g, but should be double that weight according to your suggestion.

    There really isn't a reliable chart/table you can go by as ALL leopards grow at a different rate.
    No no no.... let me explain.

    Maybe I wasn't clear enough....

    Hatchlings eat pretty much every day until they are juvies-adults.
    I don't pack my geckos with mealworms and let them become overweight, but I for sure don't let them sit back at 30g at 1 year old. To me that is underweight.

    If they are getting everything they need: clean water, heat, clean environment to live in and good supply of food with supplements, I really don't see why any gecko can't hit 10g a month until 50-70g.

    I don't work with giants, and all my geckos are 8-10g before or at 1 month of age. I also had a Jungle Tremper that hit 75g at 5 months old. I understand there is a little difference in every gecko and hey maybe mine are just "bigger geckos" in general. Maybe it's a breeder's "observation" but that's just from my experience.

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    Our 18 Month old's Dexter is at 109 Gr and Morgan which we think is female is at 104 Gr. I raise my own meal worms which get potatoes and carrots and oats so they are healthy. Dexter will eat 20 worms at times and they are almost an inch long.

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