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Slow Growth?

Discussion in 'Geckos - Other' started by CrazedHoosier, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Active Member

    I think my 4 month old crested gecko may be having some delayed growth or something. He/she is 4 months old, and only 8 grams, 5.5 inches long. He/she has never shed once in the 3 months I've had him/her. My leopard gecko is 2 months old, and has outgrown him/her already. Is this normal? Is he/she a normal weight?
     
  2. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Please give us a better idea of your cresteds enclosure conditions, attach pictures if possible. Heat humidity size substrate etc. Also please give us a description of it's diet, and pics of the gecko itself.
     
  3. CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Active Member

    He has the 12x12x18 Exo-Terra vivarium. The one made specifically for baby cresteds. His enclosure is usually 70-72 degrees, 50% humidity during the day, 90% humidity at night. He eats Repashy every other day, gets a small slice of banana 2-3 times a week, and gets mealworms/crickets once a month.

    Here he is: Instagram
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  4. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

  5. CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Active Member

    Thanks so much! So I'm not doing anything wrong? I always freak out that I'm going to stunt his growth or something.
     
  6. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    I can't really comment on whether you are doing everything perfectly, ;) maybe someone with more crested gecko experience will give you some tips.
     
  7. Cherux02

    Cherux02 Member

    I don't think you will see a shed because they eat it. They will get a pale color like a shed is coming and then poof, nothing. I would offer insects like crickets several times a week. That will increase the growth. I haven't ever read a diet that low in insects especially for a growing youngster.
     
  8. CrazedHoosier

    CrazedHoosier Active Member

    Wow, I had no idea. I always was told that too much insects would cause impaction in crested geckos.
     
  9. Cherux02

    Cherux02 Member

    Impaction particularly from mealworms. Young crickets are light on chitin, i think its termed. That crunky stuff people worry about. I always fed some bugs when I had them.
     

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