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Old 27-01-2020, 06:52 PM
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Already own a striped banded female. Today went and picked up my albino female. The size difference! My striped banded girl is roughly 2, from what I was told. Albino is about 5! I think there’s just a Slight size difference...
Getting a year old male Caramel on Friday. Wonder how big he will be!





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Old 28-01-2020, 08:41 AM
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Lovely geckos elisha. But don't forget you really should be quarantining new animals and not putting them near each other it's not worth the risk.
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Quarantining of all new additions is so important.
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Old 28-01-2020, 05:11 PM
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I'd say the albino could stand to lose some weight!
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Old 28-01-2020, 05:19 PM
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I'd say the albino could stand to lose some weight!


She’s quite big isn’t she. From what I know in captivity they can get up to 75 grams. She’s past that though as you can see so unsure if it’s a common thing? Been trying to find other people with large fat tails..
I was wondering if my other female I got nearly a year ago was underweight.. But her weight is ideal. (Never weighed her before) Just compared to albino seems rather small!
Keen to get this Male and weigh him now.


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Old 28-01-2020, 05:26 PM
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I've seen some get to 100g, but it's usually a case of over feeding and/or small enclosures. They certainly aren't healthy animals. The normal looks in proportion so I wouldn't be concerned, she's on the small side though if you were intending on breeding.
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Old 28-01-2020, 05:35 PM
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I've seen some get to 100g, but it's usually a case of over feeding and/or small enclosures. They certainly aren't healthy animals. The normal looks in proportion so I wouldn't be concerned, she's on the small side though if you were intending on breeding.


Oh blimey!
Apparently before she was with 2 other females and was eating the most food, so maybe that’s why she’s a big girl then. I got her from Phelsuma farm, Simon had gotten them in and she’s last one to go. Been in for a while apparently. No idea why someone hadn’t snapped her up! Her home has been a log for the past 3 years too! She’s currently using a hide which is ideal she’s now chosen that as nightmare to get out the log lol.
Yeah i am planning on breeding, travelling 2 1/2 hours on Friday to Reptasia for a Caramel Male. I agree, I also thought she seems dinky, especially after getting this one! Maybe I won’t breed her then, wouldn’t want something happening to her as she’s a sweetie. Though she has had eggs before so I’m told.


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Old 28-01-2020, 07:16 PM
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Not sure on the genetics of your animals, but a lot of the caramel albino/albino/amel genes aren't compatible with each other (much like bell and tremper albino in leopard geckos), so be sure on who you're breeding to who. The normal could well breed perfectly, she might just struggle if she loses weight during the breeding season/laying
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Old 31-01-2020, 08:17 PM
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Well. The albino is a male. Absolute disaster
I didn’t think of checking as was told he was a she! Clearly why they’re getting on then....


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