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    Hi everyone!

    I'll be getting my first Mourning Gecko in a little under a week. I'm very excited to get her, but I have a question. What should I feed her? I'm so far planning on CGD as a staple, and gutloaded calcium dusted crickets every few weeks as a treat.

    As far as the CGD goes, should I be feeding her the Crested Gecko diet, or the Day Gecko diet? Should I bother with getting her SuperCal? Or can I just mix in whatever calcium supplement I want?

    She's going in a Large Exo Terra by herself (I know, not ideal. The guy I'm buying her off of only has one though, and he's the only one I can find in Canada that has Mourning Geckos,and I figure she'll eventually make her own little colony).

    Is there anything I should know? My boyfriend wants to put a frog in with her, is there one type of frog that will work better then others?

    Thanks so much!

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    I feed my mourning geckos a staple of CGD and occasional crickets. They are doing great so far on this diet.

    I would definitely recommend getting a smaller enclosure. I have my two girls in a large kritter keeper, and they have plenty of room. A large exo terra is going to be HUGE for one mourning gecko. I don't know how you will ever find her. Plus, you need to be sure the tank is escape proof. Don't the exo terra's have cord holes in the back?
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    Oops. Double post.
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    The only reason I'm getting the Large Exo Terra is because like I said my boyfriend wants a frog. Otherwise I would definitely be getting a nano exo terra. I've heard that you can plug the holes with papertowel to prevent excapes. If not, I plan on putting silicone in any holes to close them.

    Is the large exo terra by far too big? Would she be better off in a nano?

    So the Crested formula is okay then? I have access to both the Crested formula and the Day Gecko one. Do I need to use calcium supplements?

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    Crested gecko diet is fine for mourning geckos. Day gecko diet by Repashy is the same stuff, just flavors that day geckos prefer. I also give my girls newborn dubia roaches, they wolf them down. C:

    I have a trio of them in a 12 x 12 x 12 exo terra, so for one single mourning, anything larger is probably too big. I myself used strips of paper towels to stuff the upper back end of the exo terra(both inside and out), and I haven't had an escapee yet!
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    Hmm, I'll try and track down one of the nano Exo Terra's. I just thought the more room, the better. I didn't think an enclosure could be too big for the animal haha.

    How many Mourning Geckos could I fit in an 8x8x12 in enclosure?

    Thanks again

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    so I could have one or two in a nano?
    I'm considering I need an office gecko.
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    Alright, so instead of getting a large Exo Terra, I'm now getting a nano, and making the boyfriend put his frogs in another enclosure.

    Gonna go pick up some Repashy today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mourninggeckos View Post
    Alright, so instead of getting a large Exo Terra, I'm now getting a nano, and making the boyfriend put his frogs in another enclosure.

    Gonna go pick up some Repashy today
    Sounds great! I think you could comfortably house one or two geckos in a nano.
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    The nanos are cool. I would say one would be fine in there two at the most. By the way did you see Matt sells them right here on pangea for 35.99 shipped?
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