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    Okay here's the story one night I'm checking on Pandora and I notice she looks really skinny so I wiegh her and she was only 25g!!! so I give her CGD directly and check her Ca Sacks almost nill....Next Morning (less than 12 hours later) I wiegh her again at 36g!!! How is that possible
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    Calibration on the scale would be my first guess.
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    For a minute there i thought t read 10gallon drop i thought OH NO! i would agree with sillygeck, the calibration on the scale sounds off. if your scared she is looking skinny, give her some wax worms, but dont forget about the CGD. I'm no pro, but it worked for me. Good luck

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    Dig around the enclosure a bit. Could she had dropped a pair of eggs?

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    yeah did she lay eggs? If she has any potted plants in her tank, an egg laying box, or even a dirt substrate she could have laid in those. I have even had females simply lay on the paper towels also, so do a good check and see if she laid any eggs.
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    Okay, I'll dig around see if I find Anything.....
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    Would two eggs account for 10 grams? one third of her body weight? What is a normal weight drop after eggs? I had thought about 3 or 4 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midland View Post
    Would two eggs account for 10 grams? one third of her body weight? What is a normal weight drop after eggs? I had thought about 3 or 4 grams.
    I have had a female lose up to 5 grams when laying eggs, but no where near the 10 grams.

    The op said the female weight was 25 grams at night, and 36 grams the next morning. That can't be egg laying at all unless she laid eggs and gained 11 grams at the same time.
    That has to be a broken scale in need of calibration.

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    It sounds like the OP said the gecko weighed a certain amount and then, later, weighed 10 grams more. Sounds like a gain, not a drop. I'm confused.

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    Well she was 36g the week before, then 25g then the next morning 36g once again....It wasn't my scale because my Male was 14g both times....No eggs either
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