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Old 10-08-2008, 08:34 PM
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Question How do I get a Crested Gecko to convert from eating crickets, to eating cgd

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Tomorrow i am hopefully picking up my first ever crested gecko.
He/she is already feeding on crickets and i was wondering how i can move him/her to cgd asap? How have other people done it? People have said that i should try mixing cgd and mushed up banana instead of water in the ratio 1:2. Would it be ok to feed my crestie 2-3 time a week on cgd and banana (ratio 1:2), and once a week on crickets lightly dusted with nutrobal? Could i do this for the whole of its life (ie through juvinile to adult, whatever the age)?

It is quite young - i believe about six weeks old. I plan to keep it in a faunarium for now. I have a 45x45x60 exo terra ready for it when it grows. I was wondering at what age/ how long should i wait before putting the crestie in the large exo terra?

Also any suggestions for names will be very helpful!

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:37 PM
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If you are feeding it CGD you dont need nutrobal

To get it eating CGD do the banana thing, should work!! if it doesnt find it by itself you can try hand feeding from a spoon, I feed mine like that sometimes lol CGD needs to be offered and changed every day, feed crickets when required, if you wish to feed crickets.

Not sure about when to move to a big viv...mine was in a 12x12x24inch exo-terra until he was almost 1 year old cos I had trouble finding a 45x45x60cm that wasnt stupidly expensive!!
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So if i feed cgd 2-3 times a week, and then feed a few crickets at the end of the week, i dont need to suplement them?

I actually managed to get a good deal on the big exo terra just today! I paid 50 for the viv, cork bark, 3 food dishes, 1 large water dish, lots of fake plants, dripper, hand mister, cgd, and more! I am well chuffed! lol

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Feed CGD every day, even if you are feeding crickets
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CGD has all the nutriton they need so no supplementing required
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I would put it in anyway and monitor it...you can tell when they have been licking at it. Mine eat it no probs.

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From my experience just go cold turky whilst dabbing a bit of Cgd on their nose every couple of days so it gets a little taste for it. It is very unlikely your crested will stop eating altogether. they may lose a bit of weight initially but just keep an eye on them but don't give in. I fell into that trap the first time and it's very hard sometimes to think that that little gecko can actually take good care of itself if it wants to
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No problem make sure you take lots of pictures and show us when you get it
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Hey,
I tried using some cgd this evening.
I dabbed it on his/her nose and he/she kept licking it off.
I left the mix (used water this time) and it keeps separating out. Is it meant to do this?

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P.S there are pics on the 2nd page of my other thread!
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