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Posted by Mic on September 27, 2002 at 21:13:19:
In Reply to: Re: Feeding question! posted by Gecko_King on September 27, 2002 at 18:28:29:
Here's one approach you could try: 1/3 fruit medley (gerber), 2/3 peach, and a small amount of bee pollen or honey, the honey and bee pollen are optional. I've gotten a pretty good response from my cresteds with this and other similar mixtures. My results suggest to me that the fruit medley is a flavor, when mixed with others, that my geckos are fond of. Here's what I do as a partial remedy for a problem similar to yours that may give you another approach if plans A, B, & C do not help. I have one crested in particular that will not accept any form of baby food, so I take him out occasionally to put baby food right on his lips, shortly after he has a licking reflex and eats a variable amount of the mix. I do this only as a last resort, as I do not like to restrain him and cause him stress. I also feed his crickets baby food or fresh fruits, just before I present them to him, to provide additional fruit in his diet. If anyone has some other ideas I would like to hear them, as well. I'm hoping that the crested gecko diet will help my problem when it comes out, maybe yours too. Hope this gives you a few ideas that help! :)
::My cresty doesn't seemed to be eating any of the baby food i put in for him. I've tried banana, apricot, peaches and one that was a combination of different fruit. I tried mixing plain yogurt in with it some days. I was thinking about just blending up fruit. Anyway i'm not to concerned, he is eating, but only crickets. I thought maybe he was getting full from the crickets, so I didn't feed him any for 3 days. (only putting in the baby food). But I never saw any sign of him eating any of it. Then as soon as I threw in a couple of crickets, no problem..ate them immediatly. Any suggestions?
:I would try to put a small amount of baby food on some of the crickets. The Crested may then see the baby food as another food source. Atleast it is eating something, it never hurts to try something new.