2 New Baby Bold Stripe Leos

ericssonfan81

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Hey guys I picked up these 2 beauties today and snapped some pics while I set them in their new home. Would the 2nd gecko be considered a stripe too if its colouring is broken on one side?

I would say they are a few weeks old but I'm not too sure.

They are eating about 5-7 small crickets each and happily exploring their new homes.
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acpart

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Nice looking geckos! Yes, you can consider both of them stripes since both the body and the tail on each has broken bands.

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I've had both geckos for exactly a week now. I'll call them bandit and stripe for now. They've taken to my hand taking fairy well. I haven't been pressuring them and let them go at their own pace
Today I put them on the scale and heres
Bandit 9g
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Stripe 7g
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They look really good! When I was breeding I generally didn't sell my hatchlings until they reached 15 grams, so it's good to see they're doing well with you.

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I actually didn't realize they were really that young and small when I brought them home. Upon further research I estimate they were only a few days old when I took them home. The solid black is already starting to fade away on the sides on the one gecko and is developing some orange at the base of its tail. 20201006_170733.jpg20201006_172335.jpg20201006_172304.jpg
 

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If they're 7 and 9 grams after a week, they were more than a few days old (usually they hatch at about 4 grams). They were probably only a few weeks old, though. They look great!

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Thanks for the response!
They were both eating on their own the next day after I got them so I know they had gone through their first sheds and were ready to eat.

How long does it typically take them to double their hatching weight?

They still look really small and it's hard to tell how much they've grown from birth since they start out so tiny.

Any idea how much weight gain I should be expecting per week? I want to make sure they are thriving.
 
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The weight gain pattern is extremely variable. When I was breeding I once had a hatchling that was 51 grams at 3 months. I had another that was 7 grams at 3 months. As long as they're eating and slowly starting to look bigger, they're fine. There isn't really anything more you can do.

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Updated weights on Oct 13
Bandit 15g
Stripe 12g
They both seem to have been growing at the same rate with a increase of 6g each over 9 days.
They have gotten used to the idea of being handled briefly after every feed as I'm cleaning the enclosures.
The patterns are continuing to break up on Bandit with a hint of orange on the tail while Stripe is starting to see the bold stripes on its back break up.
Its exciting to see how they slowly transform their colour and patterns!
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