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i have recently aqquired my first gecko which is currently feeding off crickets, ive seen online where people say meal worms are best and others crickets. what are everyones opinions on what is better


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i have recently aqquired my first gecko which is currently feeding off crickets, ive seen online where people say meal worms are best and others crickets. what are everyones opinions on what is better


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Is it not more what suits your individual gecko? You could try both and see which yours likes best. Or just keep feeding a mixture of both. I have never had Gex but I fed my beardies on both to give them a bit of variety. I guess variety in the diet is just as good for the geckos as it is for us???
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im also open to other insects to feed i want whats best for the gecko not me.


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Most say crickets and mealies. Although apparently they will eat spiders if they get into the viv lol.

Dusting the crickets with calcium powder is good too. Ive done this with all my lizards. Every other feed for an adult or every one for a baby.

You can get small locusts too but I dunno if theyre any good for geckos.
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i dust them 3 times a week and and gut load them. i decided againt locusts as i know theyre legs can be sharp.


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Yeah thats what I was thinking.

Mealies and crickets it is then lol. Although you can pull the locusts legs off if you want. Altho I find that a bit cruel
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Yeah thats what I was thinking.

Mealies and crickets it is then lol. Although you can pull the locusts legs off if you want. Altho I find that a bit cruel
yeh slightly . ill try they them out and will probably look to interchange.



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I keep golden geckos (Gekko ulikovskii) on mealworms, and Tokays (Gekko gecko) on dubia cockroaches, with other random feeders from time to time. Most feeder insects will be suitable as a staple, I just find crickets too much of a hassle!

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just ordered some dubias so hope ot will love it


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