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    So I got my gecko today (yay ! !) pics coming soon. It is a temperature sexed male mack snow - the vendor was fairly certain that it is male, but gave me a discount since he's a bit young still and gender is not 100% guaranteed. Hes' a little younger than I would have liked, but after talking to the three vendors that had geckos, this was the only one I was comfortable buying from - he only had youngsters and a few breeding groups / non-breeding adults of 5-7 years old.

    Anyway - to the point. My little man is a whopping 10 grams. With snakes it is recommended to let them settle in for 5 to 10 days before feeding, and no handling until multiple successful meals. How long should I wait before offering food to this little one?

    [He has been raised on crickets and mealworms. I have dubia and mealworms gut-loading now]
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    I just mentioned pics on your other thread. I never had a problem getting one to eat right away. I’m not sure why some people say that. I would offer him now and if he refuses, fine, tomorrow is another day.

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    I agree. It never hurts to offer (especially to a juvenile). The most important thing is not to worry if it doesn't eat right away. Even though I usually had a 15 gram minimum for selling, I have sold geckos weighing as little as 8 grams if they were eating unusually well and growing quickly.

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    my gecko had no trouble eating 10 small mealworms the first day, you should definetly try.
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    I took your advice last night, he ate one larger mealworm - but none of the roaches. I'm not sure he found them. It was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen a lizard do...he stalked, did some head-bobs, and pounced. Then carried all the way to his hide to eat his prize.
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