Nutrition

The Crested Gecko diet consists of approximately 40% insects and 60% vegetal food. This food usually consists of (over) ripe fruit and live food such as crickets, small grasshoppers, dubias, waxworms and the occasional baby mouse. The general rule is that the food animal should be no larger than the gecko’s head. This so that there are no problems with eating and digesting the food.

There is now a lot of specially developed feed from different brands on the market for Crested Geckos. This feed, which is often sold in powder form, is mixed with water to form a paste. There are also ready-to-use fruit jellies and even powders that you can use to make your own jellies. In principle, this contains all the nutrients these geckos need. Despite the fact that these powders often contain all nutrients, it certainly does not hurt to feed live insects from time to time. This way the animals continue to hunt actively. Crested Geckos that have not hunted for a long time can become very lazy. These animals then only want to eat the porridge that is offered. It is wise to add extra calcium and vitamins by dusting the food animals with a calcium and vitamin preparation for reptiles. You can feed the adult Crested Geckos every other day (make sure that the food does not go moldy). Young animals can be fed every day and generally eat a little more animal food. The diet of young Crested Geckos may therefore consist of a higher percentage of animal food than that of adult specimens.

As with all terrrarium animals, fresh drinking water should always be available for Crested Geckos. Some geckos do not drink from the bowl, make sure you spray enough so that water remains on the plants, the geckos will then drink this water.

The Crested Gecko diet consists of approximately 40% animal food and 60% plant food. This food usually consists of (over) ripe fruit and live food such as crickets, small grasshoppers, dubias, waxworms and the occasional baby mouse. As a general rule, the food animal should not be larger than the geckos head to avoid problems eating and digesting the food.

There is now a lot of specially developed feed from different brands on the market for Crested Geckos. This feed, which is often sold in powder form, is mixed with water to form a paste. There are also ready-to-use fruit jellies and even powders that you can use to make your own jellies. In principle, this contains all the nutrients these geckos need. Despite the fact that these powders often contain all nutrients, it certainly does not hurt to feed live insects from time to time. This way the animals continue to hunt actively. Crested Geckos that have not hunted for a long time can become very lazy. These animals then only want to eat the porridge that is offered. It is wise to add extra calcium and vitamins by dusting the food animals with a calcium and vitamin preparation for reptiles. You can feed the adult Crested Geckos every other day (make sure the food does not go moldy). Young animals can be fed every day and generally eat a little more animal food. The diet of young Crested Geckos may therefore consist of a higher percentage of animal food than that of adult specimens.

As with all terrrarium animals, fresh drinking water should always be available for Crested Geckos. Some geckos do not drink from the bowl, make sure you spray enough so that water remains on the plants, the geckos will then drink this water.