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    Hello! I'm preparing to buy two Blizzard Leopard Geckos babies from https://www.cbreptile.com and after reading around multiple forums I wanted to ask and get some answers for myself.

    I would like to feed my leo's Black Solider Fly Larvae at first then add Dubia Roaches in after a month. Both workingas their staple diet and wanted to know if this be healthy.

    I also like to know if I would need to dust the larvae or simply leave calcium without d3 within their enclosure and only dust the Dubia with calcium w/ d3 when I feed those.

    I just want to make sure I am not as risk of overloading my babies with calcium since I am a first time owner and want to be ready for everything.

    My feeding schedule needs some work as I don't know how to supplement both calcium & multivitamins with BSFL

    The first month I will only have BSFL, until I can order Dubias from a local breeder who is currently out of stock.

    So for their current diet it would be BSFL. I would leave calcium without d3 in the enclosure.

    I have Rep Cal with D3, Rep Cal Multi Vitamins, & am looking to order calcium w/o d3 as well as a under tank heater. And making a humid hide with a plastic bin and wet paper towels.

    I have done reserch but its a bit of an overload with how many people are with and against a lot of different things.

    Below is a Picture of the Enclosure (I Need to make the Humid hide & buy a UTH for the bottom right side)

    - https://imgur.com/swjIQYu
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    How old will your leos be? Are they sexable? Even 2 females can have a bad day and suddenly turn on each other.

    Leos can live upwards to 25+ years if all goes well. There's a retired female breeder leopard gecko in the EU who's in her mid-30s! Are you ready?

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    BSFL are high in calcium, but your leos will also need a vitamin D3 source to metabolize the calcium.
    • The largest ones are only 3/4 inch.
    • Some leos don't like them at all.
    • Can you buy small dubia?

    For 5 click: Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Phoenix/calci/repti worms & NutriGrubs) Care

    Click: Care & Breeding of Feeders: crickets, Blaptica dubia, hornworms, & silkworms
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-12-2018 at 06:40 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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    That enclosure "looks" maybe big enough for 1 leo. How long is it?

    I suggest getting dubia from another source at first.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)

    Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3
    Mealworms >> Tuesday
    Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium) without D3
    Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins without D3
    Mealworms >> Saturday
    No food or free choice >> Sunday

    Future weeks:
    Continue on since all weeks are identical. . . . . .
    "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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