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    Ive kept my geckos on papertowels in a pretty sterile type setups so feeding has been easy.But now ive moved the flyers in together in a Natural vivarium.Its a 29 gal with the cork bark background and branches, waterfall and a dripper( of course the allotted fake plants too).

    so how do I feed them? do I just dump in the crickets and hope they eat?.They are both good eaters but have been kept separate(quarantined) until now.
    I think on one hand a natural environment is really healthy but it does pose some health risks as well.
    They are wild caught so feeding off tongs is not an option.
    Should I put in a small piece of dog food so the crickets can eat and wont chew on the geckos?
    Any helpful tips would be appreciated.
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    If they're wild caught they know how to hunt. Just dump the crickets in there and let them at 'em.

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    I just hate the idea of uneaten crickets running around in there but I guess theres nothing I can do about that.
    Just a bit scary having them in this new setup.I know with so many hiding places I wont be able to keep as close an eye on them as I have these past few months.

    Im building another natural viv for the halmaheras but they are just so much sturdier and have been together from day one.Plus they eat in front of me and dont hide all the time, just easier to keep in so many ways.
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    it may be nerve-wracking, but they know what to do. Also, flying geckos are nocturnal, correct? They will be out when the crickets are out and about also, so it will make their feeding easier. If you are really worried, just throw in smaller numbers of crickets more often to ensure both get a chance to eat their fill, and it is less likely that you will have "leftovers" milling about.

    on another note, where might I find pictures of your viv and your lovely lizards?
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    Thanks, I havent taken any pics.My camera was acting funny but I think my hubby fixed it so maybe I can get some.The flyers hide very very well so it wont be easy to get a pic without disassembling the tank..
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    lol, I have a few lizards like that. I look forward to seeing your pics when you get around to taking them
    6.4.7 Rhacodactylus ciliatus, 0.1 Rhacodactylus auriculatus, 2.4 Pareodura picta, 0.1 Gehyra marginata, 0.2 Gekko gekko, 1.0 Lygodactylus williamsi

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