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    Default Crested gecko feeding

    So for the year i had my crested gecko i only fed him the powdered diet fir crested geckos that you mix with water but he seems interested in things that move but unfortunatly i hate crickets but I can provide mealworms and gutload them with fruit so are mealworms a good option for variety? Maube like once a week? I heard they cant digest it and that kinda worries me too so plz help

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    No mealworms. Too high in chitin, so too hard to digest. Go with the roaches.
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    Huge no-no I’m mealworms. You can do roaches, and Phoenix worms and occasionally wax worms. Tbh crickets aren’t that bad.
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    Note - I tried the phoenix worms, and my geckos didn't show any interest. So then I had pupating and hatched flies to deal with. The roaches are soooo much easier! Unless your gecko really likes the worms. I was hoping mine would, but no luck.
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    Imma try crickets with calcium dust till i get my hands on roaches

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    I agree with everyone, No to the mealworms and yes to crickets and dubias. Crickets and dubias are the highest in nutrition out of all, but dubias in my opinion are better. With dubia roaches you have no climbing, flying, jumping, bad smell, or noise.
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    Setting up a roach colony is SO easy. That's the route i'd go...

    Crickets stink. badly. So unless you're going to the petstore often...

    Mealworms are a no. Geckos that are kept at higher temps can digest it but cresties really shouldn't....

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