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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

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    Is it ok to offer a variety of different food ? Or do they get hooked on one food ?

    He currently eats Repashy Mango. I also ordered the bug versions of Repashy and Pangea.

    Should I stick with what he is used to for now? Or offer different things ? He is still so little (10gr) I want to make sure he will eat ..
    I would stick with what he is used to to start out with. It is common for young cresteds to get picky about eating after being shipped or when in a new home, so keep it familiar in the beginning and there is less chance of having an issue. Once he is settled in and gaining weight you can try other foods. I really like the Pangea with Insects and all of my geckos eat it with no problems. They have varying opinions of other flavors and brands, but I have the most success with that one. I generally stick with the Pangea with Insects and every once in a while I switch it out with a different flavor until I use up the alternate flavor. Your gecko will let you know which flavors he likes best.
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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mlededee View Post
    I would stick with what he is used to to start out with. It is common for young cresteds to get picky about eating after being shipped or when in a new home, so keep it familiar in the beginning and there is less chance of having an issue. Once he is settled in and gaining weight you can try other foods. I really like the Pangea with Insects and all of my geckos eat it with no problems. They have varying opinions of other flavors and brands, but I have the most success with that one. I generally stick with the Pangea with Insects and every once in a while I switch it out with a different flavor until I use up the alternate flavor. Your gecko will let you know which flavors he likes best.
    Thank you, that is good to know !!

    I already asked the breeder how he set up the little one, so I can try to mimic most of what he is used to.

    I will give him the food he is used to first, and will introduce the Pangea with insects once he is acclimated. I hope he will like that food

    For weeks now we have had near summer weather and now, that I'm waiting on having the little one shipped, it has to get cold. siiiiiiiiiiigh.

    Patience is not a virtue of mine, but safety first !! No matter how long it takes..
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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mlededee View Post
    I would stick with what he is used to to start out with. It is common for young cresteds to get picky about eating after being shipped or when in a new home, so keep it familiar in the beginning and there is less chance of having an issue. Once he is settled in and gaining weight you can try other foods. I really like the Pangea with Insects and all of my geckos eat it with no problems. They have varying opinions of other flavors and brands, but I have the most success with that one. I generally stick with the Pangea with Insects and every once in a while I switch it out with a different flavor until I use up the alternate flavor. Your gecko will let you know which flavors he likes best.
    This x 2

    Once you find their favorite food stick to it.

    Back in the days before pangea was around Rephashy was THE food however they mess around and changed their formula and many people complained that their gecko did not eat as much anymore.

    Pangea is a GREAT food, I no longer feed the one with bugs since I actually offer Dubias once or twice a weeks but I feed the Banana Apricot right now (Chahoua loves it, Gargoyle not so much), based on sales (since I work a friend's table who sales geckos and food) the most popular in order are Watermelon, Apricot & Banana and Fruit Mix with bugs.
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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    This x 2

    Once you find their favorite food stick to it.

    Back in the days before pangea was around Rephashy was THE food however they mess around and changed their formula and many people complained that their gecko did not eat as much anymore.

    Pangea is a GREAT food, I no longer feed the one with bugs since I actually offer Dubias once or twice a weeks but I feed the Banana Apricot right now (Chahoua loves it, Gargoyle not so much), based on sales (since I work a friend's table who sales geckos and food) the most popular in order are Watermelon, Apricot & Banana and Fruit Mix with bugs.
    Good thing I only bought small sizes of each food !

    I'm definitely going to start with the Repashy Mango, just because that is what he is eating now. I will then try to get him to take Pangea mixes Do any of you mix "bee pollen" into the food? Is there any true benefit to doing so ?
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    The Pangea foods already have bee pollen in them, so no I do not mix more into it.
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    I'm getting ready to set up the temporary enclosure for the teeny one.

    After my research I have concluded...they do better in a SMALLER and simpler enclosure, esp. when young/small. They can be very picky eaters. They stop eating when stressed.

    Gosh, where have I heard all that before ??
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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Quote Originally Posted by zina10 View Post
    I'm getting ready to set up the temporary enclosure for the teeny one.

    After my research I have concluded...they do better in a SMALLER and simpler enclosure, esp. when young/small. They can be very picky eaters. They stop eating when stressed.

    Gosh, where have I heard all that before ??
    Well, personally, I can go either way. When I get stressed, I either don't eat at all, or eat everything I see!

    LOL, seriously, yeah, where have we heard that before?

    Thank you for the info Zina10. Sounds like (not that I know the species or anything) you did you research, and you are setting up the tank properly with the little guy in mind. You are going to be a great gecko parent!

    Just keep us in the loop! Oh, and post more pictures when he is settled in! We love pictures!

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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Gasp!!! No he didn’t!!


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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Quote Originally Posted by zina10 View Post
    I'm getting ready to set up the temporary enclosure for the teeny one.

    After my research I have concluded...they do better in a SMALLER and simpler enclosure, esp. when young/small. They can be very picky eaters. They stop eating when stressed.

    Gosh, where have I heard all that before ??
    Young geckos will tend to stress but will have issue finding their food also in larger enclosure, usually for an hatchling I always recommend a small critter keeper and work your way up.
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    Re: Yeah, I also blame Deborah!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    Young geckos will tend to stress but will have issue finding their food also in larger enclosure, usually for an hatchling I always recommend a small critter keeper and work your way up.

    He is supposed to be 10 gr. I got a Critter Keeper, it is not the smallest, but not very large either. Will use paper towels for now, so I can monitor "output"
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