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    Hello once again, it's me, your friendly neighborhood leopard gecko newbie (aka "She of a Million Questions").

    So, I've got Donovan on the 12-18 month old feeding schedule.

    Do you all feed your geckos in the morning or in the evening/early evening? I've been feeding in the evening, but when I sat down this morning near his enclosure, he keeps giving me the "where's breakfast, lady?" look. (Of course, he also helped himself to a morning snack by finding the escaped dubia roach and eating it - I had just put my hand in his enclosure like I've been doing several times a day and he came out of his hide -- I got very excited thinking we were making progress -- but no....he came out to grab a quick snack and leave.)

    My other question is, when you're working on making friends with your gecko, do you put your hand in the enclosure before you feed them? AFTER you feed them? On the off days when you don't feed them???

    I ask, because I was putting my hand in this morning after he finished munching on his snack and he came out of his hide, but he was doing his pre-chomp shimmy so I opted to remove my hand. Not that he bites hard or anything, but I'm trying to avoid any negative interactions between us.

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    You should feed your gecko whatever time works best for you. I feed mine in the evening and they'll come out at night and eat when they're hungry. He may have just been curious about you. My geckos watch me at night when I'm on my computer. It doesn't necessarily mean that they're hungry.

    When I was taming my first leo, I out my hand in the tank right before he ate to let him get used to it. Once he was comfortable with it being in there, I started laying my hand super flat and putting a worm on top, so he would have to crawl up to eat. After a week or so of that he would crawn on whenever I offered my hand, unless he was in a mood. They I started feeding him with my fingers and he enjoyed that. I was bitten a few times, but it didn't hurt that much.
    Hi, I'm Kate and I love animals. I'm the proud owner of Stacy, the 11 year old dog, Azymondias (Zym), the 1 year old leopard gecko, and Moonlily (Moon), the 9 month old leopard gecko. Right now those are my only pets, but later on in the year I will be expanding my menagerie lol.
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