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so i have purchased a gargoyle gecko yesterday and am just curious as to if it is ok to feed him in a seperate tub as i am a little worried about c4ickets habging about in him tank and borrowing in the substrate and possibly hurting him and just wondered peoples opinion
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How old is he? If he's young it may be best to have kitchen roll as the substrate then he can't swallow it when hunting. You can put a bit of veg in the tank for the crickets to nibble instead of them harassing your garg.

You can try to feed him in a separate tub but this isn't usually successful with geckos as they are easily distracted/stressed.

Put a pic up, I love gargs :D
 

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He she is tiny i think he was only born this year got him hrr from kempton yesterday and didnt ask how old lol forgot the coz i fell in love when i saw him her will get a pick up just the guy who sold him said get some pete and moss for sub but i only got the moss for now just tgought it would be easier to keep humidity up and as they need no lighting was a nice option he is lovely but thought it would be a better oprion to feed him out of the 5ank as the crickets are quite small wouldnt be able to keep a track on what he has eaten will get a pic up as soon as i can as laptop is broken atm and have been using my phone to ome on here recently hence any spelling issues lol
 

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With what you said i may put some kitchen roll over the moss so as to still keep humidity up also thankyou
 

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If i were you, I'd use dubia roaches rather than crix... much better nutritionally, they don't bite and they don't smell or escape... You just put then in a smooth-sided bowl and let your gecko munch away... :)

I get mine from roachcolony.co.uk and have always had great service from them... :)

Congrats on your little garg tho, definitely want to get me one of these at some point : victory:
 

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You can try tong/tweezer feeding but some individuals don't go for it. Are you also feeding any CGD? You could also try locust or roaches as they aren't as good at escaping/hiding
 

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I was told that the cgd wasnt really worth using but again im new to geckos i know alot of peolle use it twice a week but i was told that if they well gut loaded crix then that should be ok but again im new and all advice is welcome also was told they dont eat locust otherwise i would have just wackd them in as they are stupid and cant get out as easy
 

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Gargs are similar to cresties care wise. They are omnivorous so benefit from having CGD or ripened fruits as well as dusted livefood. Most keepers offer the CGD every day and livefood a few times a week, but the feeding regime is entirely up to you and what your gecko prefers.

I haven't heard of gargs never eating locusts before, there's no harm in chucking some in if you have them to hand. But you're right gutloaded and dusted crickets (or any livefood) is really important so keep that up :)

So is it a stripe or retic?
 

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I just tried him out in a tube with a cric and he didnt even bother with it i might chuck a couple in the tank with him but need to be careful to small to grab and have no tweezers lol he is a striped he has spots of orange at the base of his head and down his back already going to see if i can get a pic up on here on my phone from photo bucket watch this space for a few minutes lol
 

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I have managed it here is a pic of
Geoff the gargoyle gecko
<a href=http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/?action=view&current=20120820_163857.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/20120820_163857.jpg border=0 alt=></a>
Now i just hope its a male lol
 

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Awww he's so tiny!!! He looks gorgeous :) Definitely got to get me one of these soon!

If he's not eating remember it's still early, he'll be settling in still
 

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Yeah that is true didnt think of that as all my beardies took about 30 seconds to settle in lol and where eating pretty much straight away how long would you suggest leaving them in for beford taking them back out as i inly just thought they probably dont normal eat this early as they are about at night normally i guess
 

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Haha beardies are bins though :p geckos are often more shy (but depends on the individual).

I'd probably just leave the crickets in for now and add some veg for them to eat (just to let the garg settle for a bit), then take them out tomorrow if they haven't been eaten. In the future try putting the crickets in the tank in the evening/night as gargs are nocturnal so will be more in hunting mode then. He may not eat for the first week or two but keep trying.

I would seriously invest in some CGD though, at least to try it out (you can get small packets to test). If your garg won't eat it then the crickets will ;)
 

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Lol true about the beardies they say put the live food in with them for 5 mi utes and let them eat what they can if i did that with my red one he would eat about 40 locusts possibly more he is a proper dustbin he came out once and tried to eat a quaver one of the kids dropped lol.

On the garg note i havent put any in with him just yet i tried i tried him in a tub to start with so maybe ill put a couple in about 8 tonight see how that goes im just a bit worried about the biting that was all but ill stick a bit of carrot in and lettuce and hope that stops them will try and get another pic up from the top of him so you can see his back too and also im gonna go to my local rep shop on sunday and get cgdsee how it goes thats the only time ill be able to get there hope that should be ok.
 

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I swear beardies would eat anything given the chance!

Yeah put a couple in to begin with so that he's not overrun :) If you can order online Lily exotics do small packs of Repashy CGD with free delivery but I'm sure he'd be fine until Sunday if you can't.

If you have small mealies you could try putting those in a bowl (that they can't climb out of) but I've heard they don't have much interest in them, could be worth a try though
 

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Yeah i heard they dont eat mealies either but like you doesnt hurt to try everything i have seen them eating wax worms so can hurt but i k ow or have heard alot just eat cgd but will see how he gets on just hope the crix dont escape only just got rid of our last lot of escapees lol
 

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Eurgh crickets are horrible little things, roaches are so much better (even though they don't sound it!)

Get a picture up of his back when you can :D
 

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Im just waiting for the kids to go to bed they get a bit over enthusiastic so should have a decent one up in about an hour dont want to stress him too much lol

But yeah i dont like crickets can still hear the one i chucked outside at night lol
 

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Not a great pic but had a little mess about toshow the colours a bit more as the camera didnt show them off too well

<a href=http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/?action=view&current=1345481543392.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/1345481543392.jpg border=0 alt=></a>

Another shot of his back
<a href=http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/?action=view&current=20120820_201226.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/20120820_201226.jpg border=0 alt=></a>

And another
<a href=http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/?action=view&current=20120820_202612.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t420/solidtegs/20120820_202612.jpg border=0 alt=></a>

Now the crickets should be nice and chilled out from the fridge lets see how the night goes with them in there fingers crossed
 

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I love how they can change their colours so radically :) and his little orange blotches!

I'm a sucker for stripes, particularly orange and reds :D

Good luck with his feeding!
 
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