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    Please check post 10 /\

    • Use Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3 1x per week. Lightly dust it on half the crickets or dubia, not every one.
    • Use plain (no D3) Zoo Med Reptivite lightly dusted on crickets or dubia every other week or 2x per month. Maybe only half of them.
    • Use some plain precipitated calcium carbonate (purer than oyster shell calcium). The NOW brand sold in health foods stores is ideal.

    Feed Zoo Med's Natural Adult Bearded Dragon Food (or an equivalent high quality dry diet) 24/7 to the insects and worms to cover the basics. Add high calcium, low phosphorus veggies off to the side. Vary your leopard gecko's diet. Crickets, Blaptica dubia, hornworms, Phoenix worms, and silkworms are all good.

    Nutritional Comparisons of Insects & Worms


    Monthly schedule for Leos 18 months old +

    Week 1:
    Crickets or dubia>Monday- D3 Repti Calcium
    Crickets or dubia>Thursday- no dusting
    Mealworms>Saturday- no dusting

    Week 2:
    Crickets or dubia>Monday- D3 Repti Calcium
    Crickets or dubia>Thursday- plain (no D3) Reptivite
    Mealworms>Saturday- no dusting

    Week 3:
    Crickets or dubia>Monday- D3 Repti Calcium
    Crickets or dubia>Thursday- no dusting
    Mealworms>Saturday- no dusting

    Week 4:
    Crickets or dubia>Monday- D3 Repti Calcium
    Crickets or dubia>Thursday- plain (no D3) Reptivite
    Mealworms>Saturday- no dusting

    Week 5:
    Repeat week 1 or continue this every other week schedule
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-20-2016 at 08:20 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    or u can use all in one : calcium plus---the best (in most peoples opinion_)

    dust them every feeding...


    if the gecko don't like them, don't feed them for a few days, then feed them DUSTED and he/she will accept it(i learned that!)

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    I'm 99% sure he is not an enigma morph. The shadows come from his heat bulb and whenever I turn off the light and there is no shadow, he hunts his crickets just fine. Also, if I don't feed him with the tongs and just leave it running around, he is actually very good at capturing the crickets running around. These are the symptoms for enigma syndrome-

    spinning in circles
    has poor balance
    his aim is too bad to catch his food
    needs help shedding

    He shows NONE of these symptoms. Do you think Spotty just got confused whether which is the shadow and which is the cricket? Because like I said before, he does not have problems hunting when there is no shadow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    I'm 99% sure he is not an enigma morph. The shadows come from his heat bulb and whenever I turn off the light and there is no shadow, he hunts his crickets just fine. Also, if I don't feed him with the tongs and just leave it running around, he is actually very good at capturing the crickets running around. These are the symptoms for enigma syndrome-

    spinning in circles
    has poor balance
    his aim is too bad to catch his food
    needs help shedding

    He shows NONE of these symptoms. Do you think Spotty just got confused whether which is the shadow and which is the cricket? Because like I said before, he does not have problems hunting when there is no shadow.
    I'm not sure what Spotty thought about the shadows. How's Spotty doing now?

    Just feed Spotty when the lights are out and there are no shadows.

    Did you figure out how to use this United States Department of Agriculture link: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list? Enter any food and you'll be able to check the amount of vitamin A it contains.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-13-2016 at 03:58 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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