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    Hello everyone,
    My girl, Leia, she does not seem to be interested in dubia roaches that much. It is like pulling teeth with her to eat the roaches. I was wondering if there a special trick to get leo's into them? Or is mine just a weirdo gecko?

    Thanks so much!

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    Have you tried offering dubia in feeding dishes like these?
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    Leia may need some sort of ramp to access the dish.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Hi Elizabeth!

    Yes actually i got her one of those ceramic dishes:
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
    Problem is she gets excited to see the feeders and then she has a hard time on it, kinda slippery so shes like "Ok i am over this - too much work" LOL

    So I ordered her the exo terra worm dish, thinking its more natural like and she wont be slipping and falling.
    Shes pretty big and healthy so figured it wouldnt be that bad but after watching her i felt so bad I am like okay, gotta fix this ASAP.
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    Geckos can be picky eaters after while. Bit lazy at times to. My boy Cecil licks his food and it's knot up to his likeing he turns his head. Just today he refused eat silkworm but gobbled up superworm.
    Key is have big variety. Hornworms they love, baby molted superworms or favorite.
    I have little Rock that fits in front of my girls bowel, like her high chair for supper. Helps her see food, gobbles them up.
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    As you can see shes not missing the food train
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth9999 View Post
    Geckos can be picky eaters after while. Bit lazy at times to. My boy Cecil licks his food and it's knot up to his likeing he turns his head. Just today he refused eat silkworm but gobbled up superworm.
    Key is have big variety. Hornworms they love, baby molted superworms or favorite.
    I have little Rock that fits in front of my girls bowel, like her high chair for supper. Helps her see food, gobbles them up.
    Yeah I'm starting to see that now. She's extremely picky. One day she will love mealworms, next day, she just licks it and then off to something else lol. I guess with anything though variety is the spice of life. I will keep continuing to vary up her insect diet and try to accomodate her in anyway i can. Sigh. I have a full bin of dubias for her and most of them are already molting. Also, do you know whats the best way to maintain crickets because I only buy a few of them but they seem to keep dying like on the 3rd or 4th day of keeping them. So frustrating! Grr! Keeping the roaches so much easy to maintain and very hardy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptilelady View Post
    IMG-4396.jpg
    As you can see shes not missing the food train
    She looks GOOD!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptilelady View Post
    Yeah I'm starting to see that now. She's extremely picky. One day she will love mealworms, next day, she just licks it and then off to something else lol. I guess with anything though variety is the spice of life. I will keep continuing to vary up her insect diet and try to accomodate her in anyway i can. Sigh. I have a full bin of dubias for her and most of them are already molting. Also, do you know whats the best way to maintain crickets because I only buy a few of them but they seem to keep dying like on the 3rd or 4th day of keeping them. So frustrating! Grr! Keeping the roaches so much easy to maintain and very hardy!
    According to Armstrong's Crickets, if crickets don't have enough space or moisture they'll die from the heat encapsulation effect.

    However, moisture can easily be overdone!

    Here's how I keep mine: Cricket Guidelines II -- January 2018 update
    "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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    Btw, where I got her from, they gave her mostly crickets so I am thinking maybe she just doesn't know how to hunt well with dubias? My beardie hates crickets and prefers dubias because hes a lousy hunter but she the other hand, enjoys stalking her prey and gives her something to do. Dubias are more nutritionus and hardier than crix. Also, not noisy and or stinky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    According to Armstrong's Crickets, if crickets don't have enough space or moisture they'll die from the heat encapsulation effect.

    However, moisture can easily be overdone!

    Here's how I keep mine: Cricket Guidelines II -- January 2018 update
    Thanks Elizabeth. I know for sure its not the size because I keep them in leias old 10g tank size. I think it has to do with the moisture. I usually just offer them some veggies but doesnt seem to work as well like the dubias. I will try the moisture trick on the page you linked
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