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Leopard Gecko Food

Leopard geckos are mainly insectivorous, meaning they accept various feeder insects and the occasional vertebrate. Pet Leopard geckos should be offered a variety of insects, including crickets, Dubia roaches and other feeder cockroaches, Phoenix worms, mealworms, waxworms, silkworms, fly ants and nestling mice. It is best to offer a combination of these feedstuffs not only to ensure a well balanced diet, but also to include a variety to prevent boredom. At least half of the daily Leopard gecko food should consist of commercial gut loaded insects like crickets and mealworms.

Leopard Gecko Crickets

Leopard gecko crickets contain most of the main nutritional ingredients, namely carbohydrates, protein, fats, minerals, vitamins and water. Their practicality, availability, efficiency and ease of culturing put them in the number one spot when it comes to Leopard gecko food. Leopard gecko crickets should be gut loaded from at least twenty four hours prior to feeding.

Leopard Gecko Mealworms

It is said that mealworms are very tasty to Leopard geckos and once they are spoiled they can refuse to eat anything else. Leopard gecko mealworms also contain high amounts of fat, but relatively low amounts of protein and calcium. Luckily Leopard geckos are known to do very well on "mealworm only" diets. Although this is the case, this Leopard gecko foodstuff should always be balanced out with other feeder insects.

Leopard Gecko Dubia Roaches

Leopard gecko Dubia roaches is a relative new addition to the reptile food market. They should be tasty and exciting for your Leopard gecko to eat. Dubia roaches are smaller than other popular commercial Leopard gecko cockroaches and should be easier to feed to baby geckos.

Leopard Gecko Silkworms

Leopard gecko silkworms is a very good food source for these lizards. It is high in protein and calcium and it seems like Leopard geckos of all ages enjoy them.

Leopard Gecko Phoenix Worms

Leopard gecko Phoenix worms® are a relatively new addition to the feeder insect market. This Leopard gecko food item has been developed as a  delicious, balanced and nutritious foodstuff. Phoenix worms are soft bodied are said to be naturally high in calcium.

Leopard Gecko Waxworms

As with mealworms, Leopard gecko waxworms are also tasty and very high in fat, but low amounts of protein.

Leopard Gecko Trevo Worms

Also called Butter worms, Leopard gecko Trevo worms are large, fat worms with a high fat and calcium content.

 
a Leopard gecko food crickets b Leopard gecko food fly ants c Leopard gecko food waxworm d Leopard gecko food mealworms e Leopard gecko food silkworm
f Leopard gecko food Phoenix worms g Leopard gecko food Dubia roaches h Leopard gecko food Trevo worms i Leopard gecko food nestling mice  
 

Leopard gecko food & feeding. a Crickets (& mealworms - d) should make out the bulk of Leopard gecko food; b Fly ants make excellent Leopard gecko food snacks, especially for baby geckos. c & d Leopard gecko waxworms & mealworms respectively. These Leopard gecko foods are very high in fat, but low in protein. Although this is the case, Leopard geckos seem to do well even on a high levels of these foodstuffs; e Leopard gecko silkwoms are very good sources of protein & calcium; f Leopard gecko Phoenix worms, very tasty & highly nutritious; g A new addition to the Leopard gecko food market is Dubia roaches; h Leopard gecko Trevo worm: i Nestling mice, also a favorite with some Leopard gecko adults.

 

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