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    Hello All,

    I've had an AFT gecko for about 5-6 months ago. It was a rough beginning, to say the least. It took me weeks to get her to eat. Once I got her to eat for the first time, she would rarely eat much thereafter. In other words, she would eat 3-5 crickets, then stop for weeks at a time.

    However; within the last month, she's started to pick up her eating habits. She eats crickets from my insect tweezers (about 5-10 per serving). I am currently feeding her on the 5-10 cadence once per week.

    This brings me to an important question. How many crickets does she need and how often should I be feeding her? I've read up online, and pretty much every website has a different answer. 5 crickets per day...7 crickets every other day...one feeding per week with 15 crickets.

    Thanks

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    In general, you feed her however much she'll eat. I would recommend feeding her 2-3 times a week. There is often a rhythm to how much geckos eat. I'm listing a link below to an article I wrote about my leopard geckos through the year, but the principles are the same. It does vary from gecko to gecko. Try giving her 5 crickets twice a week. After you give her 5, see if she wants a sixth and, if so, just go one at a time until she isn't interested anymore.

    The Yearly Cycle with Geckos - Gecko Time - Gecko Time

    Aliza

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