Overfeeding geckos?

EightLeggedFrea

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I was handling my adult male (normal phase) leo, Sobek, and he looked kind of plump to me, though I wouldn't be so quick to call him obese. I did a quick search on weight issues with geckos and, not surprisingly, geckos CAN get overweight/obese.

My boy is cared for mostly be my mother since I'm away at school throughout the weekdays, coming home on the weekends. I instructed her to feed him only half a dozen giant mealworms every couple of days. When I return home, he gets a few appropriately sized B. lateralis roach nymphs dipped in D3-free calcium powder. Just wondering: is this too much? Not enough? He has a pretty thick tail in any case, and fairly rounded stomach, but doesn't seem to have much trouble with moving around (wish I had bothered to bring my cam, or I'd provide a pic).
 

jebbewocky

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That's probably a fine amount. Supposedly, mealworms/superworms are high in fat, so you might want to feed him lats every time.
Pics would help.

Plus, if they get sick, it's good for them to have a buffer IMO.
 
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