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    Default Feeding mealworms to your leopard gecko.

    Please do yourself and your pets a favour in reading this. The link outlines the pros and cons of feeding mealworms to your geckos.

    http://www.geckodan.com/The%20Pro.htm

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    That´s interesting.
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    im not really surprised with those stats to be honest. Personnally i beleive that leos should have a mixed diet between crickets and mealworms. If you have skinny leos then feed more mealworms then crickets and the opposite way around for fat geckos. I personally like mealworms more just cause they dont stink up my display tank in my living room

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    Why is the protein level different than the Nutrition Info by Grubco? Also were either properly fed?

    http://www.grubco.com/Nutritional_Information.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by M&I Gecko View Post
    Why is the protein level different than the Nutrition Info by Grubco? Also were either properly fed?

    http://www.grubco.com/Nutritional_Information.cfm
    I don't think you're going to get the same info on every chart, they will all vary a bit.
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    Ron Tremper feeds mealworms to his colony, exclusively. Since his geckos are amazing and live to a ripe old age, I'd say the man knows what he is doing or he'd do something else....

    A well fed gecko will be more colorful and grow larger than a skinny gecko, and size rules! A fat gecko on the other hand is not good, so YOU need to control how much you feed. Juvies will eat like pigs so don't overfeed them just because they will eat eat and eat and eat. More is not better. Watch their waistlines!

    I prefer superworms now that you can buy "small" superworms from Mulberry. Those big superwoms are too huge for most leos, plus they DO bite. I have a leo with two chunks taken out of its face by a mean large super, so be careful. The small supers are great and don't have the ton of fat that the large ones have.

    I also think some crickets in the diet are good, but they are a pain to feed, house, and chase around your house when they escape. A varied diet is good, with small supers as the staple IMO. I also like that you can easily gutload supers and keep them at room temp so they are always eating. I feed them fresh greens, carrots, and have a small dish in their box with herptivite, rep cal, etc. so they are very healthy and nutritious for my leos.
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    I feed mine a balanced mixture between mealies and crickets. I would feed supers, but my leos wont eat them?! It is actually kind of annoying, lol. My water dragon wont even eat the supers unless I dont feed him crickets for a day. Looks like Fly Larvae isnt too bad? Does anyone feed Fly Larvae? I would think that doing a big mix of mealies, crickets, supers, wax (For fiber) and Fly Larvae would be the way to go... Any opinions?

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    Or just feed them dubia roaches. : )
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    i feed strictlty mealworms/supers with rep-cal, or use the leopard gecko multi vitamen by t-rex. my geckos are healthy and breeding so i guess its all up to what you want to do. Personally, crickets are a pain. The only thing that gets crickets is my gargoyle

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    I feed watever I feel like ordering at the time but my leos diet is mainly made up of Roaches and Supers at the moment. I too like a little variety in her diet from time too time.
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