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    Default Live or Freeze-Dried?

    Hello Everyone,
    I am new to keeping a gecko and I have live crickets in his tank right now...but I've noticed about 2 escapees so far today!!
    So I would much rather feed freeze-dried crickets so i have no live bugs around my apartment!!!!!!
    Could someone please explain the pros and cons of both live and freeze-dried??
    Thank you in advance!

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    I think the biggest con of freeze dried is that they won't eat them, lol. The movement is what attacts the hunting instinct, so I would be really surprised if you could get a crestie to eat a freeze dried bug.

    Do you know where the crickets are escaping from? Maybe if you can figure that out you'll solve your problem!
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    I thought I might have gotten that response...*sigh*
    I have been trying to figure out where they've been coming from. I don't understand it's a brand new exo terra enclosure (i only bought it and my gecko today!!), with front opener (it's locked) and a mesh lid opener. The mesh however is very tightly woven and I don't see how they could get out of there. I'll keep an eye on it though.
    Thanks..

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    you know if your feeding cgd you don't have to feed crickets at all right?
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    I'm sorry, what is CGD?

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    CGD stands for crested gecko diet. Its what most of us use to feed our crested gecko. Its in a powdered form, add water mix it and feed. This meal provides all the nutrients into one feeding. Just go on the search bar and type in cgd you should get alot of results.

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    I have been searching it...Any ideas where to get it in Canada?

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    Im not for sure if Matt ships to canada or not check out his store and see.

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    http://www.northerngecko.ca/ng-cms/i...d=15&Itemid=44

    That's one place in Canada you can order CGD (MRP). If you google "crested gecko diet canada" I'm sure you can find others. This is what you should use as your crested gecko's main diet, so I'd suggest getting some ASAP.

    Are you keeping more crickets in a kritter keeper or something elsewhere? That's where mine escape from, though I still haven't figure out how!
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    You really need to feed your gecko the Gecko diet there not really bug eatting geckos. Some people use the term Fruitivores meaning fruit eating geckos. Looks like you have a lot more reaserch to do on your gecko before you can properly take care of him.

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