Thank you! Do you by chance know what kind of leo mine is?It's the yellow frost geckos that have been known to have tumors. Not the gecko you have. In my opinion the underarm pockets are harmless. There have been different theories about why these pockets develop including too much calcium, ready to breed, overweight . . . I don't know why they get them but it's not a big deal in my opinion (others may differ).
Thank you! In your opinion, what is the best diet for my leos?Hi!
So personally I have seen this numerous times. Your gecko does like quite heavy. Pockets of fat or calcium buildup typically form under the arms as a sign of obesity. I don't think it's as serious as a tumor, but if you are worried, a visit to your local exotic vet wouldn't hurt!
I suggest cutting down on any high-fat insects and feeding less/less often to see if you notice any improvement. High fat insects include superworms and wax worms. There are several others you should avoid, if you have any questions feel free to DM me!
Also feel free to visit the Rydikulus Reptiles Facebook page! Our "Files" tab has a lot of valuable information on leopard gecko care and husbandry that is well organized and easy to understand!
Hi! I definitely would recommend a varied insect-only diet for leopard geckos. Dubia roaches, grass hoppers, hornworms, and silk worms are great staple foods for leopard geckos. Make sure you are dusting your insects with calcium (WITH D3) every other feeding, and try not to overfeed.Thank you! In your opinion, what is the best diet for my leos?