When to purchase?

chosen2030

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Mesa, AZ USA
When buying a hatchling, is there a particular age in months or weight engrams they should be before they are considered well-established enough for the novice leopard gecko keeper?

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DrCarrotTail

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Ridgewood, NJ
At 15-20g most babies are nicely established and shouldn't have any issues going to new homes. Under 10g I won't ship my babies because they are too delicate and if someone asked I would wait to ship until they were in the 15-20g range before sending them to someone inexperienced. They're very hardy little guys tho and over 15g they should do fine anywhere :)
 

acpart

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I generally sell at around 15 grams minimum. I will sell even an 8-10 gram hatchling at a reptile show or from my home if I feel it's eating really well and growing steadily. I wouldn't ship any gecko under 15 grams.

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