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Have been looking into getting some silk and calci worms for the leos, I've emailed the owner of the website I have been looking at asking about suitability, gut loading etc. Just wondered if anyone here had experience of using them and whether they would recommend them?

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I only feed my geckos crickets locusts and occsionally mealworms. I wouldnt feed them silk or calcium worms.
 

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any reason why you say you would'nt? is it just personal preference? From what i've been researching they seem to be better nutritionally than mealies etc particularly the silk worms but i'm very interested in other opinions/experiences. Atm they do get mealies, crix, locust and occaisional wax worm moths. Just looking into other things to give as much variety as poss.
 

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any reason why you say you would'nt? is it just personal preference? From what i've been researching they seem to be better nutritionally than mealies etc particularly the silk worms but i'm very interested in other opinions/experiences. Atm they do get mealies, crix, locust and occaisional wax worm moths. Just looking into other things to give as much variety as poss.

I dont have any experience with them, but Id like to know how you get on with them!
Surely you could try some, see if they like them, its trial and error at the end of the day isnt it? and its all live food going into our leos tummies :)
 

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I dont have any experience with them, but Id like to know how you get on with them!
Surely you could try some, see if they like them, its trial and error at the end of the day isnt it? and its all live food going into our leos tummies :)

my thoughts exactly. think i'll wait and see what the website says before ordering as they are quite expensive compared to mealies but if the leos like them and they are nutritious thats fine by me.
sorry to read you lost the little leo btw: victory:
 

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ahh thank you, I tried hard with her but I couldnt get her into a vet soon enough, I shouldve sent a faeces sample off earlier really, but ive only had them just over 2 weeks plus im quite new to this, bad things happen i guess!, but my other 2 are growing lovely :)

Good luck with the worms if you do buy them!, i might look into them too because my leos wont touch mealies and like waxies too much so i need a middle type which isnt as addictive and fattening ;)

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well from what i've read they sound good- high protein but much less chitin than mealies and low fat. this site does them in small medium and large too.
 

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calci worms are supposed to be like an uber feeder xD you dont feed them, and they wrigglelots :O ANDANDAND they have the highest Calcium content when compared to other feeders...

except some leos dont seem to be that keen on them xD
 

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:eek: whats this site youre looking at getting them from? I found them on ebay but only in medium and large, thinking I might treat my leos to some seeming as they love waxworms :p
 

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try this site
my leos LOVED the silks
and one of my leos particularly loves the calci worms
 
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I ordered some calci and silk worms in small quantity :eek: hope my little growing leos will like them!, wow theyre much better nutritionally than waxies! good luck to you too sheena if you buy some!:2thumb:
 

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both are great feeder insects.I have used both.some of my geckos would turn up their noses at the calci grubs as they are so small but the silkies went down a treat.i even bought eggs and hatched them myself(bit of a task though)both insects have been popular for a few years now:2thumb:
 

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I only feed my geckos crickets locusts and occsionally mealworms. I wouldnt feed them silk or calcium worms.
How come? Like the others who responded I heard they're really good for leopard geckos, but just really expensive.
 

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thats great thanks everyone. Off to place an order now :2thumb:
 

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Can you do me a favour...and tell me how many of your leos take to them? xD
Ill write back on here if my 2 like them :)
but I've only got 2 leos so im sure sheena will be able to give more of an idea of how the leos take to them :)
 
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Ill write back on here if my 2 like them :)
but I've only got 2 leos so im sure sheena will be able to give more of an idea of how the leos take to them :)
Please xD and thanks :p i have been curious about these myself, but i didnt buy any cause i was scared of being stuck with like 200 wiggly things that none of me geckos would eat xD
 

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Please xD and thanks :p i have been curious about these myself, but i didnt buy any cause i was scared of being stuck with like 200 wiggly things that none of me geckos would eat xD
haha, ive bought the smallest tubs possible to be on the safe side :p otherwise im sure birds would eat them or something :whistling2:
 
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