Is my baby BTS overweight?

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Is my baby BTS overweight?

Postby bepbep » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:58 pm

I was just wondering if my ~2 month-old skink is overweight. As of today, he is 67g and a little over 8.5 inches long from nose to tip of his tail. He eats Bluey Buffet occasionally and Halo Gluten Free natural wet cat food daily (~1 tsp).

March 5 (day that I got him): https://imgur.com/Fgts5qE
Earlier today: https://imgur.com/A8WzCGC
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Re: Is my baby BTS overweight?

Postby kayla990 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:27 am

Based on other users replies (on similar posts) - I think it's not concerning when they are under a year old. It looks like they have gone into 'flattened pancake' mode in the image for basking - so doesn't look to be unusually round/overweight to me! Of course good to get other opinions from others too :D
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Re: Is my baby BTS overweight?

Postby bepbep » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:22 am

kayla990 wrote:Based on other users replies (on similar posts) - I think it's not concerning when they are under a year old. It looks like they have gone into 'flattened pancake' mode in the image for basking - so doesn't look to be unusually round/overweight to me! Of course good to get other opinions from others too :D



Ok thank you!! I am a first time BTS owner and I think that I might have a little bit of "new parent paranoia."
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Re: Is my baby BTS overweight?

Postby Janella » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:13 pm

I think your skink looks fine.
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Re: Is my baby BTS overweight?

Postby splashy07 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:06 am

Ditto. When I have babies they get all they want for the first 6-8 months, at which time they seem to slow a bit. I don't believe there is any such thing as an 'overweight baby'.

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