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smallskiluv-tha-rhaco
01-04-2006, 11:06 PM
Right now Im raising two baby gargoyles in two separate critter keepers & I just adding some twigs with leaves and I mist their enclosures every day/ every other day. But the problem is that when I feed both of em lil' baby crickets, they immediately refuse them, & its every time I feed them the lil' crickets. Its thought that gargoyles are the more carnivorous rhacos & all of my cresteds eat every cricket I throw into. This is odd that my two adorable gargoyles do not like to eat crickets but theyre so used to eating fruit baby food with highly balanced gargoyle gecko diet made by T-Rex. Any gargoyle keeper ever had this issue before or lately... I even tried force-feeding them & they still dont like them!...
I guess some rhacos rather stick to being frugivorious... :?: :?:
Any advice at all....?? :(

GeckoFiend
01-04-2006, 11:46 PM
Most of my babies don't really seem interested in crix right now. They eat the MRP just fine though.

Haroldo
01-05-2006, 12:27 AM
Most of my babies don't really seem interested in crix right now. They eat the MRP just fine though.

Same here. Some juvies I was raising refused to eat crickets until they were several months old. Now they ravish them.

smallskiluv-tha-rhaco
01-05-2006, 01:32 AM
Really??? How picky & fussy can they be???... :?

D Healey
01-05-2006, 04:27 AM
Gargoles seem to bounce back and forth i dont know why but it is consistant with all of mine.

Dragonflames81
01-05-2006, 12:33 PM
of the 6 I have none of mine eat crickets on a regular basis. My adults don't tough them anymore. The the two babies I have a 6 month and a 3 month don't even really eat them. I hand feed the gargoyle diet to them and they eat that just fine for me, and they are gaining weight just fine.

smallskiluv-tha-rhaco
01-05-2006, 04:42 PM
I guess they should officially live off of fruit baby food and GGD from now on......

Haroldo
01-05-2006, 05:38 PM
I guess they should officially live off of fruit baby food and GGD from now on......

Watch the baby food...alot are high in sugar and fat..kinda like candy for geckos. Non-fat fruit yogurt would probably be a healthier choice, put it has alot of calcium already in it.

smallskiluv-tha-rhaco
01-05-2006, 09:41 PM
Thats odd cuz Ive been raising & feeding my geckos baby food ever since I acquired them, all of my babies are being fed baby food with sufficent amounts of gecko diet, cuz its all pure fruit from peach to bananas... They were all raised with an essential diet of baby food with gecko diet plus the crickets. I just can give up feeding them now! Besides, I first read from a reptile book long ago that any known dairy products that contain calcium lactate no matter what kind can be harmful to reptiles if ingested in large quantities??? Any knowledge from that Haroldo?? Thats why I only feed them gerber baby food with all pure fruit mixed with T-Rex Rhaco diet... :? :?:

bleeding_sarcasm
01-11-2006, 11:22 AM
i find that all my gargoyles take to fruit more then they take to crickets... when you watch them. hatchlings, juvies, and adult alike. i recently got a fairly young one, and tho it shows no interest, when i throw them in at first, when i come back in 3 days for the next cricket feeding, all the ones i threw in are gone. and as for adults, i feed them considerably less crickets then my cresteds, because they just go after them, and they just dont get eaten. i do cricket feed twice a week, and for cresteds ill toss in aprox 10 crickets per gecko, and for gargoyles, ill toss in about 3-5 per gecko. and if you have a blender, its incredibly easy to make your own "baby food" without added suger or preservatives. and you can always pop into the fridge what you dont use. even tho i go through a huge bowl every time, and there is never left overs.

Haroldo
01-11-2006, 12:59 PM
Thats odd cuz Ive been raising & feeding my geckos baby food ever since I acquired them, all of my babies are being fed baby food with sufficent amounts of gecko diet, cuz its all pure fruit from peach to bananas... They were all raised with an essential diet of baby food with gecko diet plus the crickets. I just can give up feeding them now! Besides, I first read from a reptile book long ago that any known dairy products that contain calcium lactate no matter what kind can be harmful to reptiles if ingested in large quantities??? Any knowledge from that Haroldo?? Thats why I only feed them gerber baby food with all pure fruit mixed with T-Rex Rhaco diet... :? :?:

Just because they are sustaining life on some diet, doesn't mean it's healthy for them. Even gerber baby food has other additives, check the ingredients. Again, baby food has too much sugar to be feed regularly imo. I suggested yogurt because it has much less sugar and has the same intense fruity flavor. Plus they come in non-fat versions. As far as calcium lactate, I've never seen it in anything I fed to my animals. So where is this substance present in?

smallskiluv-tha-rhaco
01-11-2006, 09:55 PM
Calcium lactate=Milk!!...

Haroldo
01-11-2006, 10:12 PM
Calcium lactate=Milk!!...

:oops: . Sometimes we forget the simpliest things.