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    Hi I'm asking this question again.
    Does anyone have much experience in what live feed is suitable for mossy geckos.
    Oak loves live food very much in fact he loves food full stop!
    He hunts dusted crickets & he loves tiny meal worms.
    I was wondering two things.
    1) There is some info about other geckos such as cresties having difficulty breaking down the worms.
    Does anyone know if it is the same for mossy geckos. Oak does not seem to have any problem with these but I want to do what best for him. Does anyone else feed their mossy geckos with these?
    2)What other live food would be suitable for mossy geckos? Oak is still very young but growing rapidly any suggestions welcome.
    The little monkey went for my finger last night after I was feeding him with worms!
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    Cut back on worms as it's supposed to be used mainly for treats. Other health and very good for them snacks are phoenix worms which do not have that hard outer skeleton and HIGH in calcium. You dont need to dust those. Also dubai roaches are great choices for them as well and they do not climb so you can put them in a deeper feeding cup and they wont be able to climb out. Also more value in nutrients then crickets.
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    Hi thanks for your advice. I have only so far managed to find large Phoenix worms & very large Dubai roaches in UK, much too big for Oak & the Dubai were even too big for my gargoyles!
    I will have to do some more exploring to see if I can find some of a suitable size.
    Thanks again
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    If you have large or adult Dubia, they are pretty easy to breed (though a bit slow). Dubia are the primary feeder for my geckos (including chahoua). If you can't get a hold of black soldier fly larvae or Dubia, I would go with crickets as a staple.
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    Crickets are staples in most diets. Another suggestion but if you cant find phoenix worms or smaller dubia's I doubt you will find these...Are horn worms. They are very active and are catapillar like so it gives that good feeding response. My chewie didnt care for them that much but she is a picky SOB. Give those a try if you can find them.
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    Hi spoke to my local reptile centre & he has said he can order me in some smaller Phoenix worms & Dubai's so should be one happy mossy!
    Thanks for you advice.
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