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    I'm just curious if a 20g crested can eat large crickets? I know the sted-fast rule is the gap between the eyes, but feeding a 20g crested small crickets takes a lot. Do you guys think I could move it safely to large crickets now? The guessed/presumed age is 6months old.
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    I always feed mine 4 week crix even though their adults because i absolutely hate the chirping at night (the enclosure is in my room)

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    I've grown immune to the chirping. :lol:
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    My sub-adult male is about 16 grams and I feed him adult size crickets. It takes less of them, which makes it cheaper. I've been feeding him large crickets for quite a while and he has never had any problems because of it. (Still poops every night, and eats his Clark's every other night.) If the chirping noise the male crickets make bothers you just clip their wings. That's what I do. Their wings will eventually grow back, but they are always eaten long before that has ever happened.
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    same.... it's cheaper ... feed them more in less crickets. My smallest one that eats adult crickets is about 14 grams.


    Quote Originally Posted by Niqui13
    My sub-adult male is about 16 grams and I feed him adult size crickets. It takes less of them, which makes it cheaper.

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    Good, I was hoping that she was big enough to feed larges. I thought so, but why not make use of the forum :wink:
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    my 16 gram gecko eats adult, but not the huge ones. I think they are 1 stage before they get wings.

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    I'm gonna give her one and see how easily she takes it out. If she galps it and looks for more, I'll switch her over to larges
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    Around here crickets are sold as small, medium, or large. I've been buying small, but a few weeks ago, bought medium. A ton of them died before I could use them. So I went back to small and the geckos seem a bit peeved with me. :lol:

    Looks like I'll pick up medium next time but not so many.
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