Did your gecko eat the first time you fed it?

Did your gecko eat the first time you fed it?

  • Yes, my gecko ate all the food

    Votes: 62 53.9%
  • Yes, my gecko ate some of the food

    Votes: 23 20.0%
  • No, my gecko ate none of the food that I provided

    Votes: 30 26.1%

  • Total voters
    115

cr1chard

New Member
Messages
11
My new baby gecko is quite skittish, but astoundingly took food the first night (3 phoenix worms, 2 mealworms, and a dubia nymph). It has taken only 1-2 mealworms a night since then, but refuses the phoenix worms and dubia. Last night I left 5 mealworms in a dish overnight though, and they were gone this morning (escape-proof bowl, so unless they turned into beetles and flew away in 8 hours, it's safe to assume they were eaten).
 

vinnie-gecko

New Member
Messages
115
Location
UK
before i got my baby gecko i always read that they may not eat for a few days even weeks when they move to a new enviroment so i was a bit worried. but i had nothing to worry about. the first night i had it i put in 10 small crickets and it ate them all
 

mudskipper

New Member
Messages
268
My 3 girls are little piggies. They have been good eaters since the first day. My 17g mack snow ate 10 one-inch mealworms on the first day! Not sure where she puts them...

If yours won't eat at all, try a wax worm. My girls sometimes ignore mealworms and crickets that I put in front of them, but no one has been able to resist a wax worm. Junk food is better than no food at all I say.. LOL
 

DrCarrotTail

Moderator
Messages
3,590
Location
Ridgewood, NJ
I recently picked up three girls and two of them ate like pigs right away and the third took about a week to settle in. I got a bit worried half way through the week and tried putting her mealworms on a clear plastic lid since I was worried she just wasn't looking in the mealworm dish I had in there but she figured it out:p
 

Ozy

New Member
Messages
732
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
I got my leo from Petco and she was the smallest one they had. All of the other ones were laying on top of her. So yea, when I brought her home she ate like she had never seen food before. To this day, more than 2 months later, she is STILL a pig. Just in one day she's eaten 3 large crickets and like a dozen mealworms. My husband says if she gets any fatter she's just going to start rolling around her viv. LOL!
 

hitman-beam

New Member
Messages
12
Location
PA USA
hello im new

Hello I'm new here and new to leopard geckos I got my first one yesterday last night I put 6 mealworms in its food/calcium dish and when I got up today none of the mealworms was eaten. I wanted to know if I should be worried or give it a few more days. By the way I got it from Petco and this morning there was a little gecko turd in there so it must have ate in the store I'm guessing. Also the turd was like a dark brown and another portion of the turd was all White is that normal thanks if anyone can please help
 

pilsboy

New Member
Messages
62
Location
Canada/quebec
got my first 2 geckos last night and wanted to check if they would eat, and i tell ya, both of my girls are pigs. they ate 5 big criquets each after about 1 hour in their new home. i guess they feel confortable after passing 30 mins in my coat on the ride back home from the breeder. (getting cold here in canada/quebec :p )
 

TXJ1123

New Member
Messages
12
Location
Missouri
First time owner, we brought our trio home and set them loose in their 30g home to explore around 2pm. Served up dinner around 8pm (both meal-worms and small crickets) and they chowed down just fine. One of the girls even does this rattlesnake thing with her tail when she hunts, provides a good bit of entertainment.
 
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