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Old 14-03-2009, 03:53 AM
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Mealworms are by far the best food for assist feeding, never assist feed if you're not sure what you're doing, maybe get someone else to show you first.

Hold the gecko firmly and restrain the head slightly, press the mealworm firmly in to the side of the geckos mouth, the gecko should automatically open its mouth, and either take the food or spit it out.

If the gecko struggles do not hold it firmly, relax your grip and allow it to move, then try again later.

Once the gecko is used to being fed in this way, it will often relax and look forward to it.

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cool, thats useful to know. sometimes ours can be a bit stupid and not eat
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cool, thats useful to know. sometimes ours can be a bit stupid and not eat
Well moon in the video is going blind in her old age, so needs a bit of a hand!
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ooh its a video, lol cool
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