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    Hello to anyone who is reading this. I am a new crested gecko owner and I just got him a few days ago and I am kind of concerned as regards to food. This may be a dumb question to most of you, but will my gecko eat out of the bowl eventually? Will he be able to catch on and eat out of it? Or is there some sort of "training" I need to do in order to get him to eat out of his bowl? Will he find the bowl and eat out of it or will he not be able to and starve? I'm just concerned he doesn't know that that is where his food supply is. It is repashy and i know he likes it because he licked it off my finger a few times however, I haven't seen him eating out of the food bowl once yet. I feel like he doesn't know "how to" or something. Please someone help with this I am very concerned. Thank you. I don't want him to starve.
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    All the youtubers I watch with cresties feed them out of the cage a little and then put it in when they have eaten enough. Sorry I'm not much help, I don't own a crestie.
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    It can take several days for a crested gecko to settle in to a new home and become comfortable enough there to go looking for food. When they feel unsettled or stressed they usually stop eating for a bit. Chances are your crestie will start eating by himself once he's got used to his new territory.

    How old is he? If he is still a juvenile his stomach will be about the size of a pea, so he will be all full up after a couple of licks - it's not always possible to tell that the food has been licked just by looking. A good general rule is that if the gecko has been to the toilet he's eaten, so you can try looking for waste as another clue.
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    When I got my first crestie, I don't think I saw definite signs that he was eating for months. He's 11 now and doing great. It still happens that when I change out the CGD, in most of the crestie and garg enclosures it looks undisturbed. Yet everyone is fat and happy. So, unless the crestie looks malnourished or dehydrated, I'd recommend continuing to feed and not worrying.

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    He is about a few months old I think. I got him from a repticon and that's what the person who was selling him said. Thank you for your comment it was really helpful. I think I will switch to paper towels for a few months so I can observe if he has been to the toilet.
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