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    Hi everyone. Was hoping to get an opinion on this since we are new owners of 7 month old Boop.

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    I read somewhere that someone had the idea of feeding their Leopard Gecko in a separate Rubbermaid container. So not in the same enclosure they keep their Gecko in. The idea is that you put your Gecko into the container with the crickets or worms and feed them in there. Thereby avoiding having to chase down/find insects afterwards that don't get eaten or having to replace all of the hides and decorations you take out during feeding time like we have been doing (again to avoid insects hiding in them overnight and tormenting our little guy.)

    This seems like a good idea to me. It would avoid having to virtually clear out everything in his terrarium during feeding time and also avoid having some cricket poo inevitably shaken into his enclosure when we dump crickets in from the hide tubes they reside in. It will make it much easier collecting any crickets that don't get eaten also.

    The only thing is, our Juvenile seems to be a picky or sporadic eater. He is about 6-7 mos old and only wants to eat every 2-3 days to any great extent. We try to offer daily but he only eats well after the 2nd or 3rd day. I am wondering if others have tried this and if so what their experiences were. Did you use an opaque tote or was it clear and it didn't make a difference? Is this a good idea?
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    Bad idea for 2 reasons:

    Out of his safe zone(his enclosure)
    Not properly heated

    Both can reduce feeding response.
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    I feed crickets in a small clear tub, but I place it inside of his tank, that way he can still see everything of his home, and the tub is always around 88-90 degrees. I also have a bit of his substrate on the bottom. this way he feels like he is in his home but his crickets can't escape. for feeding mealworms i do bowl feed but I place the bowl in different places every night so he has to "hunt".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    I feed crickets in a small clear tub, but I place it inside of his tank, that way he can still see everything of his home, and the tub is always around 88-90 degrees. I also have a bit of his substrate on the bottom. this way he feels like he is in his home but his crickets can't escape. for feeding mealworms i do bowl feed but I place the bowl in different places every night so he has to "hunt".
    You must have a pretty big tank for him! But that is a very innovative solution for sure! Thank you.

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