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    Hi! I have a little AFT boy. He was underweight when I got him and now he's putting on a decent amount. However, he ONLY likes crickets. Even though it's a good staple I would like to offer variety. I've tried dubias, mealworms, waxworms, zophobas. He only wanted crickets.
    In the very near future I want to switch over to Dubia as a staple since I can get it cheaper than crickets and they're more nutritious and don't die as easily. I think you understand the problem here. How do I go about this?

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    Some of my African fat tails have their own distinct food preferences as well. I have found that the hungrier they are, the less difficult they are to please.
    If you stop giving your gecko crickets, it should eventually accept the dubia. You might also want to feed in a small dish that the dubia cannot escape from. They like to burrow into the substrate, out of sight of the geckos.

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    Good luck. I find that my geckos are at least as picky as my kids were when they were small and that I am at least as unsuccessful in changing their diets as I was with my kids (who are now finally, as adults, eating like human beings)

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