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    So my gecko is about 4 or 5 months old, 41 grams. I've been feeding her smaller dubia roaches and decided to get a bigger size this time.

    They were bigger than I thought they were going to be. Most are still smaller than the width of her eyes, but there are a few that have a more round shape that might be slightly bigger.

    They are the 5\8 inch size from dubiaroaches.com. I tested a few and she seemed to do okay but is there anything I should watch for to know if they're too big for her to handle?

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    I believe you should be okay, but if the prey is bigger than the width of your gecko’s eyes, as you know some are, I would pass until your gecko is older. Even if you let a large one slide, it wouldn’t be that hard to digest as roaches aren’t made up of a lot of chitin like mealworms are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl7therin View Post
    I believe you should be okay, but if the prey is bigger than the width of your gecko’s eyes, as you know some are, I would pass until your gecko is older. Even if you let a large one slide, it wouldn’t be that hard to digest as roaches aren’t made up of a lot of chitin like mealworms are.
    Okay. The roaches still seemed fairly soft so hopefully impaction won't be an issue. Next time I order I'll get the smaller size again until she's full grown.
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