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    Question Best live insects for a juvenile crestie?


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    Hi I own a 4 months old crested gecko for about a month. I feed him/her Pangea banana and papaya flavor. I decided Iím going to start and feed him/her some live insects to help it grow healthier.

    My question is, which should I pick? I do want him/her to put on some weight as he/she doesnít eat much of the Pangea.

    - Small crickets, gutloaded with Repashy superload insect gutload and dusted in Repashy

    -Wax worms also gutloaded and dusted

    - Calci worms (which apparently donít need to be gutloaded or dudsted )

    -Repashy grubs and fruit or Pangea with insects

    I know the insects are only supposed to be a treat and not to be fed every day. I donít mind feeding wax worms or calci worms I do have a problem with the crickets as they jump and they tend to scare me a lot so I donít know if Iíd be able to catch them and give them to my gecko, I put it there as an option as I can try it just wouldnít be very pleasurable.

    Also I read about the Repashy fruit and grubs/ Pangea with insects and i was also considering it, what are your opinions on it comparing to live insects?

    Thank you everyone

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    I use the Pangea with insects and it seems acceptable to the cresties. I guess some cresties will eat worms (I would recommend against waxworms which are not only very fatty, but seem to turn fairly quickly into WAXMOTHS!), though you'd have to set an escape proof dish into the enclosure above ground level. Crickets work best for me. They can be caught with a shot glass or other small container and then you don't have to catch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I use the Pangea with insects and it seems acceptable to the cresties. I guess some cresties will eat worms (I would recommend against waxworms which are not only very fatty, but seem to turn fairly quickly into WAXMOTHS!), though you'd have to set an escape proof dish into the enclosure above ground level. Crickets work best for me. They can be caught with a shot glass or other small container and then you don't have to catch them.

    Aliza
    Hmm thank you for the advice

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    Pangea with Insects is my go-to. My gecko seems to prefer the taste over Repashy, and it's helpful for encouraging growth.

    In terms of live prey, I've had the most success with gut-loaded crickets dusted in Rep-Cal with D3, but some keepers are also able to get their interest with appropriately sized dubia roaches. Calcium worms are a great option, but they don't always trigger "hunting mode."

    Wax worms should be offered as treats, no more often than 1x weekly while your gecko is still growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptiFiles View Post
    Pangea with Insects is my go-to. My gecko seems to prefer the taste over Repashy, and it's helpful for encouraging growth.

    In terms of live prey, I've had the most success with gut-loaded crickets dusted in Rep-Cal with D3, but some keepers are also able to get their interest with appropriately sized dubia roaches. Calcium worms are a great option, but they don't always trigger "hunting mode."

    Wax worms should be offered as treats, no more often than 1x weekly while your gecko is still growing.

    Thank you ! This answered all my questions I decided I’m going to try the Calci worms, also I’m gonna get either Repashy or Pangea with insects. I will probably feed crickets in the future . I went to my local pet store and found wax worms but they seemed way to big for the gecko so I didn’t buy them .
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