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    Question Best things to feed to feed a juvenile leo?


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    Hi everyone,

    I have a juvenile leopard gecko (Im guessing around 5 months or so? not sure) and I want to give him the best diet possible that i can. I have mainly been feeding dubia roaches and the occasional small mealworm and I would like to know what other things I can get besides crickets because I despise crickets.




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    The best thing to feed is a variety. Dubia roaches and mealworms are good. If available, you can add super worms, hornworms and silkworms.

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    Most leos love hornworms.

    Timberline is now selling 4 packs of them at PetCo for $10. I bought some on Friiday. I'm letting them grow some before I feed them to my leo.

    Click: Hornworm Guidelines
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
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    Most leos love hornworms.

    Timberline is now selling 4 packs of them at PetCo for $10. I bought some on Friiday. I'm letting them grow some before I feed them to my leo.

    Click: Hornworm Guidelines
    What size? My local petstore sells them but they look huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazutheleopardgecko View Post
    What size? My local petstore sells them but they look huge.
    Buy young ones about 3/4 -- 1 inch long. Keep them at low 70s*F to grow them up a little. When they are just about the size your leo needs, place them in a picnic cooler as above. They are very squishy, so your leo may eat a larger hornworm than you think.
    "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 an enclosure <===

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I wish my Leo did. I bought 3 and watched them die one by one over the course of a week or so after trying each day to feed them off. The most he did was give them a lick or a half hearted nibble. I may try again some time in the future...maybe his tastes will change. He is still a juvenile after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    I wish my Leo did. I bought 3 and watched them die one by one over the course of a week or so after trying each day to feed them off. The most he did was give them a lick or a half hearted nibble. I may try again some time in the future...maybe his tastes will change. He is still a juvenile after all.
    Be sure to try again when your leo gets older.

    When hornworms have enough food and are kept about 12.8*C, I've had good luck keeping them alive for about one month.
    "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 an enclosure <===

    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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    Not sure where to get food for them from here in Canada though. I tried to feed them Repashy bug burger (that I use for my crickets and mealworms) but I am not sure that they really ate much of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    Not sure where to get food for them from here in Canada though. I tried to feed them Repashy bug burger (that I use for my crickets and mealworms) but I am not sure that they really ate much of it.
    In the past I've purchased hornworms at Great Lakes Hornworms. I request that their 32 ounce containers contain enough food to last about 1 month.

    Repashy manufactures hornworm food.
    "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 an enclosure <===

    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)
    Thanks Marillion thanked for this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Buy young ones about 3/4 -- 1 inch long. Keep them at low 70s*F to grow them up a little. When they are just about the size your leo needs, place them in a picnic cooler as above. They are very squishy, so your leo may eat a larger hornworm than you think.
    I will check them out. Do you have any tips about dusting mealworms? It doesnt stick to them well.

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