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Posted by mikecoscia on January 27, 2003 at 08:42:46:
In Reply to: Hmmmm...Mike...I beleave your correct... posted by Tegan on January 26, 2003 at 22:21:05:
Well in my experience I have noticed that crested geckos are more insect driven (at least all mine are). At nite all my crested geckos are waiting perched over their bowls for crix. As soon as they fall in, *wham*, gone…lol. I have actually seen them jump in the air trying to catch them as they fall from my hand. However when it comes to fruit they only eat a little, def not to sustain them. I give them 4-5 large crix every other nite and fruit 2-3 times a week.
My aurics and leachie on the other hand are the opposite. Turn their heads up to live prey, but clean their bowls when they get fruit. They would prob eat the whole jar if I let them…lol. In this case I have no choice but to give them the meat/fruit mixes. I hate to do it because they really don’t need the fruit every nite (should see the size of the their bellies…hehe), but have to hide the taste of the meat, which they need. It is kind of a balancing act on how much to add before they can taste it and refuse to eat it. It’s always say give them crix if they will eat them. At least that way they can get a break from the fruit, not to mention the variety is nice.
I don’t know how much fruit your crested geckos are eating a night. If they are like mine giving them more crix should quickly put weight on them. So def give it a try. As far as the roaches go, I hear yah. I want to give them a try but have to make sure they can’t escape from their cages (have them in open top racks). Crickets running around are one thing, but roaches will def scare away any company even though we know they are tropical and not NYC roaches…lol