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Calories in a Lizard

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#1 shh.


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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:48 PM

How many calories do you think are in a standard garden gecko lizard? the ones that have about 5 cm bodies (not including the tail).
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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:50 PM

As an owner of a leopard gecko I find this thought highly disturbing.

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:55 PM

as an owner of 2 bearded dragons i find this highly disturbing

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:56 PM

uh, did you accidentally eat one somehow? because i'm not quite sure how and why this is a concern, especially if you're vegan.

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:58 PM

As the owner of a corn snake I find this highly disturbing
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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:58 PM

s-should i be concerned?

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:59 PM


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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:00 AM

Odd question but I'll bite.

It depends how you cook it I guess?

Frog legs are 70 calories fried. I would say a fried gecko is about the same?
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:23 AM

probs about 35 boiled

sidenote when i was 11 and my little sister was 8 we tried to roast a lizard to eat

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:29 AM

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:39 AM

a 5cm lizard is about 10g, so my guess is 40 to 50 calories assuming it's 4 calories per 1g protein/carb

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:40 AM

Realistically a whole lizard, the common anole or house gecko, would be about 50 calories. Unless you are starving in the wilderness, I hope you ingested the poor thing on accident. Like the others here, I’ve had reptiles all my life; tiny green anoles to giant day gecko. Please be nice to the lizards lol.
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:41 AM

So I actually looked this up, and I guess the consensus is that it depends on the species, but it averages around 50 calories per ounce, so. Not bad.
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:42 AM

Excuse me? Nani the fuck?


Anyway....since we don't know what kind of gecko it was, and Google keeps giving me facts for the leopard gecko, that's what we're using.

The itty bittiest of adults seem to be about 35g. 


So, google says a lizard is 71% water, 5.9% fat, 23% fat-free dry mass (4.6% is bone) assuming that lizards are similar in composition as geckos (I Googled "reptile body composition" and got it for lizards) we can do some (sad) math here


Assuming the poor fella WAS 35g...

WATER: 35*0.71=24.85g

FAT: 35*0.059=2.07g



The fat is 9kcal per gram so 2.07g*9=18.6kcal

The muscle is about 4kcal per gram so 6.44g*4=25.8kcal


Those two together is 44.4kcal, or 44kcal for a (cooked) 35g gecko

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:43 AM

hey OP... are u ok ?

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:51 AM

Please stay away from my iguana hes a good boy :P
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:43 AM

I’m a vegetarian and this question disturbed me. I also use to have a pet lizard..

Even if it’s a joke, I advise not posting stuff like this as it can be extremely offensive.
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 03:20 AM

Even if it’s a joke, I advise not posting stuff like this as it can be extremely offensive.

No shade, but if you find this "extremely offensive", real life must be hard...

But also, I'm curious about that lizard thing, not the calories but how come OP is wondering about it...
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 03:30 AM

i don't know probably one hundred thousand million trillion calories. does it really matter how many calories are in a fucking lizard? because i dare say if you are thinking of eating a damn lizard you have bigger problems then wondering how many calories are in it. and if by some cluster fuck of bad luck you managed to accidentally consume a whole lizard then thats a whole different issue and then we have to bring into question why your initial gut reaction was to log onto an eating disorder forum instead of going to a hospital. 

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 04:19 AM

I had a fat free lizard last time I went out. It was really great.

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