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    Just curious about how others feed. Do you use a bowl / tongs or just let them loose and watch? Is there a right way, or is it personal preference? Thanks!

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    There's no right or wrong way to feed a leo. It depends upon what works for your leo.

    I use an 8 ounce clear glass (Anchor brand) feeding dish with a slanted rock leading up to that dish for my leo's prey. I snip both back legs off right below the "knees". That prevents the crickets from jumping out of the dish.
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    Tong feeding seems to decrease independent eating. Bowl feeding probably decreases hunting.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    i use tongs to place them just where she can see it and let her sneak up to it and eat it. i dont hold it in front of her and let her eat it off the tongs or put it in a bowl as that dosn't let them really "hunt".
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    When feeding superworms or dubia, I use an escape proof dish, as they like to hide under the substrate where they are difficult for the geckos to find.
    When feeding crickets, I just dump them in.
    I rarely use tongs, perhaps only when I am working with a difficult feeder.
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    Small ceramic tea cups (no handles) like the type used in Asian restaurants also work well.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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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