Gecko chewing on my banana-scented fingers!

So now I am curious...
Lastnight, I decided to give my dubia roaches some banana slices. I did not get a chance to wash my hands off after cutting the bananas. Anyway, I fed the bugs their bananas and then went over to my gecko Scooby's tank and put my hand down into the tank. Scooby was looking up alot and pawing at my wrist. He wanted to come out it appeared. So, I put my hand down into the tank, with the back of my hand lying flat on the floor, so he could climb onto my hand, so I could lift him out, and he walked over to my hand, started staring at my fingertips, and sniffing them, LOL, and then he opened his mouth and wrapped it all the way around one of my fingertips and bit down. It didn't hurt much, as he didn't do it real hard, and I just wiggled my finger a bit and told him to let go, which he did. I thought it was rather comical, as I have had him for over 5 years and he has NEVER EVER bit me or tried to take a bite out of me. My only thought was, he smells the bananas and thought my finger was food, which led me to wonder, if I dropped a piece of banana into the tank would he eat it, and/or could it hurt him if did so? So that is what I am wondering and wanted to ask around here. No, I have never fed my gecko anything but bugs, but he obviously likes the smell of bananas and I was wondering, if he ate a piece would it hurt him? Thoughts?
 

acpart

Active member
I don't think it will be a problem but I don't know that he'll eat it. Maybe he thought your fingers were really big worms.

Aliza
 
"Maybe he thought your fingers were really big worms."
Ha, I thought of that too. Want to hear something crazy? He bit me again the next night as well. Second time he's ever bit me in 5 years, two days in a row. Lastnight, I had taken him out, because he was reaching at me when I went into his tank for daily maintenance, I could tell he wanted attention, so I took him out of his tank and let him run around on my big bed. He loves doing that, and I watch him so he doesn't fall off. Anyway, I had brought him back to the tank, and decided to feed him the dubias that I gut-loaded with bananas the night before. He was having trouble catching a full-grown male dubia, so I was trying to help him, and being in a feeding frenzy, he nipped my finger again. Didn't hurt, but I was surprised he did it again, LOL. He's been very sweet and nice lately, so both of these nips have been very surprising. I guess maybe he was hungry too?
 

acpart

Active member
I think he's just hungry! My 17 year old crested gecko, Spencer, has been biting me more lately for reasons I don't know.

Aliza
 

Goz

New member
He cannot digest sugary fruit,so it's best to stick with insects.
Offering him fruit would be like offering a cat or a rabbit fruit. Not a good idea.
 
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