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    Smile My baby gecko just ate a dead med sized cricket, is this ok?

    On the can it says small crickets but there not small. My baby gecko is a month old and ate it's head off. So yea it is a little bigger than it's head. I can't believe she ate it and it was not moving. I bought from the pet store and told the lady my gecko is a month old can my gecko eat this, she said yes. However these are really med sized, not small like the can says. Should I cut up the cricket, or is it ok left as it is? I don't know how well geckos digest foods bigger then them, not by a lot bigger but it is not small either.
    Oh my boyfriend wants to know if he can eat these dried crickets from a can and yea I'm being serious. Yuck.

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    Geckos prefer living feeders. I am surprised your gecko even went after the dried ones. as for your boyfriend, in some places crix are a delicacy... not for me, but I don't think anyone has croaked from indulging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoTeach
    Geckos prefer living feeders. I am surprised your gecko even went after the dried ones. as for your boyfriend, in some places crix are a delicacy... not for me, but I don't think anyone has croaked from indulging.
    Well my gecko is a month old so she probably will try a lot of things. I left the cricket in the cage and it's dead anyway, so I'll see if she eats the rest of it, though it is a little bigger than my gecko. It is not a me-lee size. It looks like something a 6 month gecko would eat but she is a month old. You only see the crickets body, with no head. Today my baby gecko ate 7 crickets the live ones and one dead cricket head. Yea not for me either I could hardly touch one, let alone eat it, gross. LOL.
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    well maggie(a month old) has eaten a dead cricket. It was only dead for like a minute because I sqeezed it too hard with the tongs. But she won't touch the dried ones. She looks at me like "ma...you have GOT to be kidding me!?" She likes the chase and hunting the live ones.

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    Yeah, my Leo isn't a hatchling but she is still young, and she isn't even interested unles the feeder is wiggling or moving.

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    I've seen my oldest gecko (around 4-5 months old?) eat a freeze dried meal worm. Only once though. I know mine like chasing around the crickets. They get excited and their tails show it.

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    Smile Cooked crickets

    Well for now it's going to be live crickets, until I can get worms. I hate those dried up cooked crickets, nasty looking and I could not touch it. My boyfriend placed the dead cricket in the cage and he wanted to eat one, that's gross. The live crickets I place in the glass cage in a container and tip sideways and they jump out. I get about 4 or 5 crickets and then tip the container back up and close the lid, so it's not too bad.

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    It's okay.

    I have a six year old who eats dead crickets out of boredom. She walks around, sniffs, and licks her path along with the geckos in her way, then she licks a dead cricket and eats it. I wouldn't leave them with crickets that are dead for too long, it may then have a lot of bacteria from being dead for a while. It is best to clean them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredm3624
    I've seen my oldest gecko (around 4-5 months old?) eat a freeze dried meal worm. Only once though. I know mine like chasing around the crickets. They get excited and their tails show it.
    My gecko opens her mouth like she is hissing and her tail does a weird thing. Then she goes after it. I think she hisses at the live ones. It looks like it.

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    That is too cute.

    Mine always vibrate their tails before going after it. Once, this caused a fight, because a male was ignoring the crickets and wanted to mate instead, but when the female vibrated her tail at the cricket, after he vibrated his tail at her, he assumed she was a male and it was a big fight.

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