Crested geckos become more and more popular reptiles today since their characters and features. Feeding crested geckos seems to be an easy task because, in captivity, they just need to eat premix powder foods to live a long and happy life.
But if you want them to exercise their hunting instinct, provide them mental enrichment, so live food and insects are indispensable parts in their diet. And feeding live foods for crested gecko is no longer as easy as their commercial diet. You have to know crested gecko what do they eat, and how much should they eat.
What insect can crested gecko eat?
Locust, Crickets, Snails, Bluebottles, Stick insects, Dubia, Turkistan, Discoid roaches are some insects that you can feed your geckos. Furthermore, there are some types of worms that crested geckos can eat such as silkworm, butter worms, calcium worms, wax-worms.
Whatever insects you feed crested geckos, there is one rule that you should remember that do not feed them any things bigger than the distance between their eyes. If you do not observe the rule, it can cause the risk of choking hazards because this distance is roughly the width of the gecko’s throat.
What fruits can crested gecko eat?
In the wild, crested geckos prefer to eat overripe fruits. The frequency you should offer fruits for them depends on the type of fruit but basically, you can provide fruits for them as a treat for a few times per month. Some fruits that crested geckos can eat such as mango, pear, grape, strawberry, peach, watermelon, blueberry, fig, banana, etc.
Instead of cutting the fruit into small pieces and feed them, you also can mash the fruits up or make a mixture of some different types of fruits.
Note: You should provide to crested gecko the idea environment with the best reptile humidifiers or temperature to help them eat better.
How frequency should you feed your crested gecko?
For under 6 months old crested gecko, you should offer them premix powder food every day and do not to replace it, should not feed them the food of the previous day. Providing live food once a week.
Adult crested geckos do not need to be fed every day. Instead, you can feed them three or four times per week, many keepers recommend this. And they can eat live food once per week.