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    too bad you didn't weight him before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pakinjak View Post
    I've never heard anyone say specifically "feed them crickets as long as the distance between the geckos eyes". What I usually hear is "don't feed crickets any bigger than the distance between their eyes", which is vague and doesn't tell you either way. I have asked folks before, and got the answer that the rule applies to the width of the crickets body since they don't swallow them sideways... they'll go down the easiest way possible. Were it speaking of length, I think you'd be feeding unnecessarily small crickets.

    But either way, you really should just exercise common sense in determining feeder size.
    Something I've heard in addition to the width between the eyes is that the insects should be no longer than the length of the head. Would that be accurate?

    (This was only meant to apply to feeder insects and whole prey, and not worms).
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    I think his "common sense" comment hit the nail on the head.
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    Personally, I think that if you feed a cricket that's too large, the animal will spit it out or swallow it. It's different for a feeder like some roaches, that have hard exos. I think there can be real problems there, but even with appropriately sized prey items. I know we're in crestie-land, but I deal in Uroplatus so that's what I'm always thinking of in any discussion.

    I've seen into the throat of many a Uroplatus, and their mouths are HUGE. I've seen pictures of them in Mada taking massive locusts. If I go by the eye rule, I can feed just about anything to a U. Fimbriatus. However, I've also cut a few open after they passed and their pipes are super tiny. If a roach part gets through the stomach and turns the wrong way... bam, big problems. Honestly, when I compare the difference between their mouths and their intestines, I don't know how they live as long as they do.

    I'm assuming a similar interior between cresteds and Uroplatus, ie. organ to mouth size ratios. Of course plenty of things will be different, but the I imagine the plumbing would be similar enough.
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    He's about 5 inches (estimated), including his tail. He's not every wide, either.

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    So the poop was about 1.5", around the half snout to vent length or are you saying it was 2.5", half the snout to tail length?
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    About 5 inches long, estimate.

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    his poop was five inches long? maybe he just tagged a few of them together to impress you
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    Quick, call the Guinness Book!

    Seriously, I don't think you can draw conclusions about intestinal prowess based on postmortum dissection. Living gut tissue is amazingly expansile when it needs to be, while contracting down to nothingness when not in use. Think inflated vs. deflated balloon. The fact your gecko is none-the-worse after a poop that would leave a human crippled for life testifies to what his gut is capable of doing. Stand in awe of his magnificence.
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    maybe he just tagged a few of them together to impress you
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