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    So I was taking pics of my baby cresteds and taking pics to sell them and weighed them and they only weighed a like .4 grams more from last week and these babies are 7 and 6 months old. They only weigh from 2.3-2.7. My first hatchling from 2012 weighed half of them. I was wondering if it was the scale or if they aregrowing really slow. They only eat cgd because they show no interest in insects
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    What are your temps?

    I have a clutch of 2012 hatchlings that each gained .7g in just under a month. But my room is warm, 76-78 and the babies are really chowing down on the 3.0 cgd
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    Ya it's 75-78 in my room. like I said my 2012 hatchings are already almost as heavy and they are only about 2 weeks old. I don't have the 3.0 yet butI'm ordering it.
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    And the older babies won't touch roaches? Are you housing them individually?
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    They are housed individually and run away from insects
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    I just can't figure out why they are not fattening up. They eat almost all their cgd.
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    if they arent eating bugs they tend to grow slower.

    since i was laid off from my job i quit feeding crickets to my adults and rarely feed them to the young ones. some adults have actually lost a little weight while juvies/babies are creeping along. they were growing much faster with crickets. bugs play a big part with that extra punch of protein.
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    But that slow it just seems weird. I just thought the would be growing faster.
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    some just grow really slow. i have one that is killing me because she just doesnt seem to grow. i know she is but its a lot slower than some of the others. she was hatched late 2010 and have a baby that was hatched in nov 2011 that is nearing her size. she is healthy and eats like a trooper - shes just a slow grower =]
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    Alright I was just wondering
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