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    I'm new to caring for a leopard gecko and am wondering about leaving a couple live crickets in the tank after feeding time so there would always be something for the gecko to eat if it was hungry at any given time. I have read that its not a good idea because they could bite or nibble on the gecko. My question is more of could this issue be alleviated by having a food source for the crickets in the tank like a live plant or the small orange flukers cubes. Any input is appreciated.

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    I'm new to caring for a leopard gecko and am wondering about leaving a couple live crickets in the tank after feeding time so there would always be something for the gecko to eat if it was hungry at any given time. I have read that its not a good idea because they could bite or nibble on the gecko. My question is more of could this issue be alleviated by having a food source for the crickets in the tank like a live plant or the small orange flukers cubes. Any input is appreciated.
    Just put in as many as your Leo will eat. After 20 minutes I would help feed those your Leo couldn’t catch. If he’s full, just remove and put them back in the container(only if this is the only reptile you feed them too). Some people leave mealworms in a dish.
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    Since I have about 65 reptiles to feed, I do leave crickets in the enclosure. I wouldn't do this if I had a gecko in poor health that was being molested by them, but it hasn't been a problem.

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