Diet Help

slym

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Hey guys, so I am doing my research on different diets for my Crested Gecko and Garg. Currently I have them on a home made supplemented diet composed of fruits, protein, supplements, and repashy dusted crickets. However I now want to try some of the CGD's I have my choices of 3:

1. Repashy... pretty decent product, with a really good name, however the supplier in my area is rather expensive.

2. all living things CGD.... I can get it at my local ++++++++, has no corn and looks like some decent ingredients, average price.

3. Clarks Gecko Diet.... I can't seem to find a supplier so any suggestions on where I can get it? decent price, decent ingredients, and the biggest bonus and draw is that I can eat it! (not that i would eat it that is, I just feel that if it isn't safe for humans to eat then why should i feed my geckos it)

So any input is much appreciated, I just want to ensure my guys are getting the best.
 

DrCarrotTail

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I haven't heard great things about Repashy. From what I've heard it was a good food until they changeed their forumla a few years back. Many people have said their geckos refuse it now and many have also said they had a lot of egg death and fertility issues the season after it switched. I don't feed it.

I haven't heard anything about or tried All Living things but none of the breeders I've talked to mentioned they use it or recommended it so I tend to think it's not a good choice.

I feed a mix of Pangea and Clarks. My small group of 6 cresteds seem to like them both - maybe the Clarks a bit more but I like to provide variety. You can buy it at: PMP Reptiles. I think Gecko Haven may sell it as well. Pangea can be bought directly from their company: pangeareptile.com

Hope it helps!
 

slym

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Thanks a whole lot! One more question however, as I was leaning towards Clarks...

Is it an entire meal supplement, or do I have to still feed crickets too?
 

DrCarrotTail

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It is an entire meal supplement but most crested's appreciate bugs every now and again. The little ones especially need some or their growth rate will be really slow. They might take 2-3 years to mature without them. I feed dubia once a week for mine. Usually 3-6 appropriately sized ones. My adults are much less interested in insects than the little ones and they could definitely go without.
 
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