Leopard Gecko Trevo Worms / Leopard Gecko Butter Worms
Leopard gecko Trevo worms,
also called Butter worms, are the soft bodies
larvae of the Chilean moth (Chilecomadia moorei). These
moths breed naturally on the so-called Trevo bush (Trevoa
trinervis) where the feeding Trevo worms can be collected.
Leopard gecko Trevo worms are
naturally high in fat and calcium. They are said to have more
than double the calcium content of any other feeder insect!
Feeding Leopard Gecko Trevo Worms
Because of their fats tails,
Leopard geckos can eat high volumes of Trevo worms without
problems. Whereas the high fat levels cause obesity and possible
addition problems in most other lizards, Leopard geckos tend to
store this fat in their tails, mainly utilizing the proteins for
growth and body function. Fresh Leopard gecko Trevo worms can be
fed in a shallow, escape proof dish with calcium supplementation
to stimulate its intake. Uneaten Leopard gecko mealworms should
be removed and replaced on a daily basis.
Their sizes (2 - 3.8 cm / ¾ - 1½ " in length) makes them perfect
to feed to adult Leopard geckos. Trevo worms are perfect to improve poor body condition scores of
emaciated individuals. It can be fed in larger amount to gravid
Leopard gecko females. Although mealworms are a relative good
food source for Leopard geckos, it is important not to feed them
as the only protein source. Other higher protein feeder insects
should make out the bulk of the Leopard gecko food.