View Poll Results: Did your gecko eat the first time you fed it?

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  • Yes, my gecko ate all the food

    63 53.85%
  • Yes, my gecko ate some of the food

    23 19.66%
  • No, my gecko ate none of the food that I provided

    31 26.50%
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    Leopard Gecko Girl Freshman Kat&Rin's Avatar
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    Rin has never had that problem. She chowed down on those mealworms as if there was going to be a major food shortage and she had to pack as many in as possible XD I suppose it depends on the leo, pity she doesn't want mealworms anymore and refuses to eat them now....picky girl.
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    A lot of the time my animals eat the first time i feed them after i bring them home i wait 24 hours and then feed. As time went on in the hobby I had some shy animals that just needed time to settle in. Now I don't offer food right when I get them I wait a few days and then feed and it works every time.

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    I didn't vote because I have different answers for all 3 of mine lol! I didn't see Toon eat until a couple weeks after I got her because I rarely saw her leave her hide; I knew she was eating though because she was pooping every night.

    Hugzor started eating the second I put him in his tank after picking him up from the pet store.

    I know Epic ate his first day as well because I counted his crickets and roaches. The next night when I fed him I saw him eating.

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    Amirah ate the first day home. My other two almost took two weeks.
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    Two of mine did. One took 2 months! The other few days. Every gecko is different, though.

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    As far as new arrivals are concerned, it varies. We've had a couple that ate everything that got withing a 2ft radius of their face from day one. We've had others that took a week or so to get settled in and completely comfortable. We've even had one that went over a month before we could get her to eat.....
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    My leo hasn't touched the dish of mealies in his home, but he happily took a few mealies from chopsticks this morning. I only got him yesterday. I was so happy he ate so soon!

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    I couldn't answer in the poll because I have had reptiles eat the first night I got them, and others that took weeks to start eating.

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    Mine didn't want any, but the first technical day, I got some tweezers and held the meal worms in front of her and when she got her attention away from my hand, then she ate. I was so worried she wouldn't and I was going off to school about half an hour after the fact so I wanted to make sure it was okay.
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    Consiedering rango was 2 weeks old when i got him, i was completley inexperinced and had no idea what i was doing, id say im pretty lucky . Ive been blessed with a pig for a gecko.
    Please, please tell me what they looked like,
    Did they seem afraid of you?
    They were kids that I once knew..


    Name: samuel jackson.

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