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    Crested Gecko Syringe Feeding Info and Video

    Just like most crested gecko keepers, I get worried that my young cresties are not eating. Of course, you can monitor for feces in the enclosure..if they eat, they poo.

    I used to rub a little food on the cresties' nose to see if it would lick it off.

    After seeing a video of someone else doing this, I must agree that it is one of the best ways to make sure the young cresties are eating. From what I have seen so far, feeding like this frequently helps the cresties calm down too.

    You can pick up a medicine syringe at any drug store (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, etc.).

    I mix Pangea powder feed at a 1 part food mix to 3 part water when I feed with the syringe. For two reasons, (1) it is easier to get it into the syringe (2) higher water content is better incase they are dehydrated for some reason.

    I posted the video on my instagram page at the following link:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQZIbkUhRng/
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    Just to clarify. I am not restraining the gecko and forcing a syringe into its mouth. I do a full enclosure clean twice a week and when the geckos are being moved, I offer food by putting the syringe full of Pangea Feuit Mix near the geckos mouth and dab a bit on its nose.They usually have a quick treat then go back in the freshened up enclosure.
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    It's always been my favorite method, much easier and cleaner than putting your finger in the food to get babies started
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