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    Question Just fat?

    Is it possible for geckos to just be 'fat'?

    Calypso is doing well, however, I'm worried about her. She eats her CGD, poopies, loves to climb in her tank, but she's just fat... She has what I can only describe as a 'pot belly'.
    When I feel around on her belly it doesn't feel like there is anything stopping her up, no sign on eggs or impaction to speak of. I would know if I felt something that shouldn't be there.

    Any thoughts?
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    What's her gram weight? They get "rolls" at healthy weights. I have a tailless 40g girl that is just a chunk, and another 39g lady that's a bit soft around the chin and middle!

    It is possible for them to get obese. Usually, if the diet is right, its caused by overfeeding. Once they are around 40g they are considered adults, and can be fed fresh food on the third day I believe. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken.
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    I have a fattie as well, she has rolls and a saggy chin and a pot belly. She's currently on a diet.
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    It's hard for me to take her weight b.c she doesn't fit on the scale...
    I know she's around 30-35g's. It seems like she does have a few rolls and a little saggy chin, but she has a small frame compared to other cresties. I realize that males will be bigger than females, but she's just small compared to my male. I def. do not over fed them. Every other day, and I can see what's she's eaten. Idk...maybe I'm just being worried for no reason. That has happened in the past.
    -erica.
    3.2.0: Crested Geckos-Maurice. Calypso. Sun-Dance. Rodolfo. Sand-Storm.
    2.3.0: Box Turtles-Sheldon, Macho. Munch, Citrus, Scooter.
    1.1.2: Leopard Geckos- Doug. Kevin. Jango. Jaja.
    0.0.2: Green Iguanas- Darwin. Liberty.
    1.0.0: Pygmy Chameleon- Lafayette.

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