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    Can Crested Geckos eat silkworms, because I've found a local seller that sell silkworms for cheep and my beardies & Leopards love them....and I was wondering if Cresteds love them????
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    I have tried wax worms as a treat and some of them would eat the worms from my hands but unless they were really squirming they didnt generate much interest. Try it out , maybe? Good luck.

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    did anyone successfully feed their Cresteds silkworms? Are silkworms nutritious?
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    yes and yes ... my cresties are pretty picky, but I got a couple of them to eat silkworkms. .. if you can get them cheap go ahead and give it a shot. I paid $1 a piece, and one of my cresties killed almost all of them, but ate none ...

    a couple of my females took to them real well though
    and yes they are quite nutritious... here's an info/care sheet:

    http://www.canadianfeeders.com/products/silkworms.html

    I'll probably end up ordering some, cause it's way cheaper than going to a pet store.

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    Assuming your gecko eats good, and has a good feeding response, you can feed them a few silkworms from hemostats.

    Make a puncture in the worm, and touch it to his nose(all this from hemostats), wait till he starts licking the juice from his nose; and you should get a 'feeding response' bite.

    I feed all my cresteds from hemostat's with F/T gutloaded crickets.

    Good luck.

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