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    I have a 5 month old gargoyle gecko and since I got her 2 months ago she hasn't eaten any insects that I have offered. I offered small dubia, small crickets, and a tiny hornworm out of curiosity. She ignored all of them. Last night I tried taking the head off of a roach because I heard some suggest the smell gets them interested but still nothing.

    She eats her pangea like a champ, so far I have been cycling between the watermelon and the fig and insect flavor. I tried repashy but she didn't seem super interested in that either. Is she just one of those gargs that doesn't like bugs? Is it okay for her to only eat pangea if I provide the flavors with insects?

    I also saw someone in a facebook group talk about possibly somehow grinding up dubia and mixing them into the pangea. Any thoughts on the best way to do this? I felt horrible taking the head off of one so I don't know about chopping it up or something...

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    If you're using one of the Pangea flavors with the insects, then your work is done. You can try holding the garg in one hand and poking a cricket at its mouth. Sometimes they will bite the cricket and discover that they taste good! Otherwise the food with insects should do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    If you're using one of the Pangea flavors with the insects, then your work is done. You can try holding the garg in one hand and poking a cricket at its mouth. Sometimes they will bite the cricket and discover that they taste good! Otherwise the food with insects should do it.

    Aliza
    I might try that some time. I also just ordered the breeding formula of pangea as they say it can be fed to juveniles to help them grow and it has crickets in it as well as black soldier fly larvae. It's higher in fat and calcium so I'll probably use it sparingly but I hope it will help get her more of a variety of insect protein.

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