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Posted by RhacsRsweet on December 12, 2002 at 20:22:25:
In Reply to: well....is it okay to feed baby silkworms and supers??? n/p posted by Gecko2525 on December 12, 2002 at 16:20:29:
Superworms are fine if your gecko is big enough for it to easily go down and is smaller than it's head. Also make sure to feed them after they have freshly molted(shed it's shell,usaully light brown) don't use darker ones, because they are about to molt. You should use them only once in a while as a treat,or as in your case, they won't eat anything else. I've only heard of people using meals,supers, and occationally waxworms(high in fat) for cresteds. I wouldn't feed them too many silkworms until you find out how much fat they have. I have a question too, what kind of baby food do you use? Some people just use apricot and peach, but I like to give them plumb and berry once in a while. Hope he starts eating right soon.
::::I don't even think I could keep roaches either. Yuck!!
::::I will try the real fruit idea. Thanks
:::::It is possible that he is bored of his food. Some of my animals get like this every once in a while.Try some roaches. He might like them. I haven't tried them yet, but other people I've talked to have. Also if you use just fruit baby food try the real thing. Overripe fruit is very tasty to cresties.
::::::I had bought some silkworms for my bearded one day and he loved them. I heard that they are quite good for them.
::::::Anyways....My crested wasn't eating or eating very little. Someone on this forum suggested I try something new because he might be sick of eating crickets and baby food. Well this is where the silkworms come in. I put a 'baby' silkworm infront of him just to see if he would eat it. He licked it and BOOM he grabbed it!! Right on my hand too. Normally he never likes to try new things. He followed that silkworm with some babyfood too. Are the baby silkworms too big to give to my crested?? They are only like 1" long. Plus I try to make sure they go down properly. The next day I gave him crix and he didn't eat a thing. So I tried the silkworm again and he ate it right away. Though, I do see him eating his baby food once and a while.
::::::He hasn't gone to the bathroom for a while now (he is on papertowel) so I don't know if he has worms or not. I had a fecal done about a month ago and it was clean.
::::::What other worms can I try? I have tried mealies, but he didn't eat them. I want to try butterworms or supers, but I don't know what worms you can and can't use. Plus, I can't get the butterworms at my pet store.
::::::Hope you can help me out.
::::::Do you think he is bored with his food