Gecko baby food

How to Care for a Baby Gecko | Baby Lizard Care

By Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice)

Geckos are one of the most popular lizard species kept as pets. Baby geckos can make adorable additions to any family and when housed and fed properly can grow up to be hardy adults that live many years. The key is to educate yourself before you get them so that you can set them up right from the start.

More than 2,000 species of gecko, varying in color and skin markings/patterns, are recognized around the world. Among the most common pet lizard species are leopard geckos and crested geckos. Less commonly kept geckos include day geckos and Tokay geckos.

When they are born, hatchling geckos are typically 3 to 4 inches long. Adult female leopard geckos grow to 7 to 8 inches, while males grow to 8 to 10 inches. Adult crested geckos of both sexes typically are 4.5-5 inches long.

Many pet stores and breeders sell baby geckos so that owners can bond with their pets at a young age and watch them grow. Baby geckos, however, do not have fully developed skeletal and immune systems and are therefore more susceptible than their older counterparts to developing certain diseases. Thus, they must be fed and housed appropriately when they are first purchased to try to prevent the development of common juvenile diseases.

Once their enclosures are set up properly and a feeding regimen has been established, baby geckos can be relatively easy to care for.

Making a Home for Your Baby Gecko

Geckos are typically housed in 10- to 20-gallon glass aquariums. Plastic storage boxes, such as those for storing sweaters, also may be used, as long as the box is at least one-foot high to prevent the lizard from jumping out. Twenty-gallon tanks are better for larger adults or if more than one gecko is being housed in the same tank.

Tanks larger than 20 gallons may be harder to keep warm and humid enough and may enable the gecko to avoid sitting under heat and ultraviolet (UV) lights. All enclosures must have a secure mesh top to prevent escape and to promote good ventilation. A small, upside down, plastic box with a cut-out door, filled with moist moss or vermiculite, can be used within the enclosure as a hide box to help maintain the humidity high enough to enable the gecko to shed its skin properly. Live or artificial plants can be added to the enclosure, as well, to help maintain humidity and to satisfy the gecko’s desire to climb.

Baby Geckos Need Warmth and Humidity

All types of gecko, regardless of species, need supplemental heat in their enclosures. Heat may be provided with an over-the-tank heat bulb or an under-the-tank heat mat placed at one end of the tank. Hot rocks are not recommended, as they can get very hot, and reptiles often don’t move off them before they get burned.

Gecko tanks should have a temperature range with a warm end and a cool end. The ideal temperature range for a gecko depends on the species. Leopard geckos should have a warm zone (containing the hide box) that is about 90°F and a cool zone that is no lower than the low 70s°F. Crested geckos do better at slightly lower temperatures, with the warm zone in the upper 70s to low 80s°F and the cool zone no lower than about 70°F.

Tank temperatures should be monitored daily with “point and shoot” temperature guns, available in most pet stores, or with traditional temperature strips or thermometers that stick on the inner walls of the tank. The amount of heat provided may need to be varied seasonally depending on the ambient temperature of the room in which the lizard is housed.

Humidity must be monitored, as well, with gauges called hygrometers. Ideally, humidity should be maintained between 50-70 percent to ensure that lizards are hydrated and shed their skin properly. Daily misting of the tank helps to keep humidity adequate.

Most gecko species are nocturnal in the wild, being active at night, so they are not exposed to a great deal of sunlight. Consequently, some reptile breeders and veterinarians feel that geckos do not require UV light. Provision of UV light to geckos is, however, controversial, and certain veterinarians (including this author) feel that geckos do better and are less likely to develop common skeletal diseases, such as metabolic bone disease, when they are exposed daily to a few hours of UV light from a full-spectrum UV bulb, particularly if they are housed completely indoors.  

While geckos in the wild may live on sand or soil, these substrates are generally not recommended in a pet gecko’s enclosure, as the animal may inadvertently ingest them and develop gastrointestinal impactions or obstructions. Paper-based bedding, such as recycled paper pellets typically used for guinea pigs and rabbits, or shredded newspaper, are better, since they are digestible if consumed.

For a more natural look, pieces of reptile carpet, sold in pet stores, may be used as bedding; however, reptile carpet must be changed frequently, as it gets soiled with food and feces quickly.


What to Feed to a Baby Gecko

Leopard geckos are carnivores; they don’t eat plants or other vegetable matter but rather live insects such as mealworms and crickets. Crested geckos eat small amounts of fruit in the wild in addition to insects.

Baby geckos can be offered small crickets and mealworms daily. Insects, in general, should be no bigger than the width of the gecko’s head. When lizards get closer to adult size, they can be fed insects every other day and be offered larger insects, such as waxworms, superworms, and Dubia roaches.

The insects you are feeding to your gecko should be fed a diet that has been fortified with calcium, vitamins, and minerals (a process called gut-loading) before being offered to the geckos so that the lizard is getting balanced nutrition. If you are raising your own insects for feed, the insects also should be lightly coated with calcium powder three times a week, calcium powder with additional vitamin D3 twice a week, and a mineral supplement once a week, before being fed to the gecko.

Insects can be provided to baby geckos in small shallow dishes into which geckos can climb to eat them. If a baby lizard is too small initially to climb into the dish, it can be hand-fed one insect at a time until it grows large enough to eat on its own. Only the number of insects a gecko will eat in one sitting should be offered at a time, or leftover insects may chew on the lizard’s skin. In addition, geckos should be fed fresh water daily from a shallow dish from which they can drink. The dish of water will also help to increase ambient humidity as the water evaporates.

Crested geckos, like leopard geckos, also eat insects, but they can be fed a product called Repashy Superfoods Crested Gecko Diet as their main diet to reduce the need for insects. This diet is mixed with two parts of water, and the gecko is offered as much of this mixture as it will eat out of a shallow dish in one sitting three times a week. The mixed diet can sit in the enclosure for up to 24 hours before it should be removed. Crested geckos eating Repashy may be offered insects once a week along with small amounts of fruit (such as banana or mango) or fruit baby food from a jar as a treat.

How to Hold a Baby Gecko

Baby geckos can be very skittish, so handling them when they are little can help acclimate them to touch and make them less afraid. However, until they are at least three inches long, they can be injured when they are handled, so it is better to let them grow a bit before picking them up regularly. Also, for the first two weeks after they are introduced into a new enclosure, it is best not to handle them so that they can adjust to their new home. After that, 5 to 15 minutes a day of handling should be enough to get them used to being held but not too much to stress them.

In addition, reptiles absorb bacteria, other germs, and toxic chemicals through their skin, so it is essential that anyone handling a gecko does so only with clean hands. Conversely, since reptiles carry disease-producing bacteria, such as Salmonella, on their skin that can be transmitted to people during handling, it’s also critical that individuals handling geckos wash their hands thoroughly after touching them.

Finally, since geckos naturally “drop” or release their tails to escape when their tails are grabbed by predators, geckos should never be handled by their tails, or they might break off. Many geckos will regrow their tails if they break off, but the area of the break is susceptible to developing infection, and the new tail may have a completely different color and shape than the original tail. Therefore, it is better to gently hold a baby gecko in the palm of a flat hand while using the other hand to prevent it from jumping or running away.

The "hand walking" method, in which the gecko, sitting on one extended upright palm, is offered the other extended palm directly in front of it to allow it to hop or jump to the second palm, over and over (think Slinky), also can be used to encourage baby geckos to get used to handling.

What Illnesses Do Baby Geckos Get?

Unfortunately, too many gecko owners do not educate themselves about what their lizards require in terms of housing or nutrition before they bring them home. For example, gecko owners are often not aware they have to gut-load insects or dust them with vitamin and mineral supplements before feeding them to their pets. As a result, baby geckos (particularly those that are housed indoors without access to any UV light that aids in making vitamin D3 in the skin to help absorb calcium from food) can develop metabolic bone disease. In this condition, the calcium to phosphorus ratio in the lizard’s body is typically less than the ideal 2 to 1 ratio. Consequently, their bones never ossify but remain soft and spongy and may fold or fracture. They become weak and stop moving and eating. When untreated, these animals often die.

Gecko owners who see any of these signs in their pets should bring them to the veterinarian as soon as possible to start treatment with calcium and vitamin D. With early therapy, these animals can make a full recovery.

Another disease common in baby geckos is life-threatening gastrointestinal (GI) impaction and obstruction with sand bedding. These little lizards inadvertently consume bits of sand as they ingest insects, and sand gradually accumulates in the GI tract until an obstruction ensues. These pets stop eating, become weak, strain to pass stool, and eventually stop passing it altogether. Lizard owners who see these signs should have their pets treated by a veterinarian immediately. With subcutaneous fluids, enemas, and oral laxatives, many of these lizards can be saved.

A final disease that occurs commonly in baby geckos is retention of shedding skin from lack of humidity. Geckos that are kept at too low humidity get dehydrated and retain patches of skin around their toes (where it can constrict circulation, leading to loss of digits) and around their eyes (where it interferes with their vision and their ability to catch insects). As a result, they stop eating, lose weight, and often die. Early intervention by a veterinarian to extract shed skin stuck in eyes, to rehydrate the pet, and to start force-feeding until the animal eats on its own, can make the difference between life and death.


7 Terrarium Dangers for Reptiles

Can Leopard Geckos Eat Baby Food? (And How to Feed Them)

by Steven Wright

Getting a new leopard gecko is exciting, especially if you’ve never had one before. However, figuring out what to feed it can be tricky. For instance, you may wonder whether your leopard gecko can eat baby food.

Leopard geckos can only eat baby food in emergencies. Offering baby food is advisable when your leopard gecko is sick, thin, weak, and can’t/won’t eat alone. Otherwise, you should stick to feeding your leopard gecko insects. 

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Feeding Baby Food to Your Leopard Gecko

People have been using baby food to rehydrate sick leopard geckos and give them a nutrient boost for a while now. This is particularly common among those whose geckos have refused to eat insects, even when they have been mashed together.

While offering baby food is far from ideal, it can keep your leopard gecko alive and help get them back to eating live insects. To make the baby food more effective, it’s advisable to mix it with calcium and vitamins that leopard geckos usually need. 

What is the best baby food to feed your sick leopard gecko?

The best baby food for a leopard gecko is one that has a high protein content. Meat (beef, chicken, or turkey) flavored ones are particularly advisable. However, if you notice that your leopard gecko is sick, thin, or refusing to eat, it’s best to first take them to a vet before offering baby food. This could be a sign of a metabolic disorder, parasitic/bacterial enteritis, or any other disease. Ultimately, proper diagnosis is integral to proper treatment.  

Related: Should you feed chicken to your leopard gecko?

How to feed baby food to your leopard gecko

Feeding your leopard gecko baby food is usually a force-feeding technique – that’s why it’s effective for leopard geckos who are having trouble eating. As such, it involves more than just offering your pet a bowl of food – you’re going to have to use a syringe. 

First of all, you’ll have to create a slurry using your chosen baby food and feed it into a syringe. Afterward, hold your leopard gecko gently, and use the syringe to apply the slurry on their face, particularly near their mouth – ensure you squeeze it out a little at a time. Between squeezes, monitor your leopard gecko – ideally, they will start licking the food off their face or even off the syringe.

If you feel like the slurry is too thick, add some Pedialyte to it – this will thin it down and help rehydrate your leopard gecko. Whatever you do, though, don’t pry your pet’s mouth open – this will only make them more stressed. And if they don’t respond to the force-feeding, take them to the vet. 

What is a great alternative to baby food for leopard geckos?

As much as baby food can help starving leopard geckos gain back their strength, it’s not the best or even the only product that can be used for this. After all, it is full of sugars and preservatives, none of which leopard geckos should be consuming regularly. You’re better off feeding your pet a slurry made of crushed insects. 

Since they are rich in energy and fat, wax worms are particularly great for this purpose. Just ensure you crush them humanely and mix them up with some calcium and vitamin powder to make them more nutritious. If your leopard gecko rejects this, you could try offering some crushed fruits and see if they take it. 

Alternatively, you could use a specialized supplement like Repta Boost. Such supplements are designed to hydrate and energize malnourished reptiles. They can be used as either an emergency aid solution or as part of your pet’s daily maintenance routine. It also helps that they usually come in the form of a powder together with a syringe, spoon, mixing cup, and instructions. 

How to keep your leopard gecko nourished and eliminate the need for baby food/force-feeding?

There are several reasons why your leopard gecko could be refusing to eat and choosing to starve instead, forcing you to use baby food or other emergency interventions. Understanding them is integral to preventing malnutrition in your pet. As such, we’ve rounded them up below:

  • A cold tank – since leopard geckos need heat to digest their food and depend on external temperatures to achieve this heat, cold temperatures will make it impossible to eat. If the cold temperatures persist, your leopard gecko could also develop problems with its immunity. 
  • Stress – can hinder your leopard gecko’s appetite, especially when a change in their environment causes it. They can refuse to eat when you first bring them home. However, providing several hides where your pet can retreat to when need be can help make things better.
  • Dehydration – dehydrated leopard geckos can refuse to eat. So ensure that your gecko always has a bowl of water in their tank.

If you’ve checked for and solved all the above issues and notice that your leopard gecko is still not eating, take them to the vet immediately. Even if force-feeding works, you need to get to the root cause of the food rejection. As we’ve said before, this could be indicative of serious illness. 

Final thoughts

Ultimately, baby food is not ideal for leopard geckos and should only be offered during emergencies where you have nothing better available. While it can keep your gecko alive to fight another day, it’s not something you should feed them long-term. Insects slurries and supplements like Repta Boost are way better as they are designed explicitly for geckos. Whichever you go for, though, always ensure you see your vet first – they are the best ones to help you create an effective treatment and daily diet plan for your pet. 

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Published: 11/10/2020 Reading time: 6 min. 7456



  1. Gecko menu

    1.1. Gecko Diet
    1.2. Where to get food

  2. Feeding Features of the Gecko

    2.1. Frequency of feeding
    2.2. Serving Size
    2.3. Feeding time
    2.4. Feeding conditions nine0003

The gecko is exotic in every way. From unique and sometimes strange appearance to living conditions and habits. But this reptile also has a very common trait. Like all living beings, he needs to eat fully in order to maintain health, activity and his "presentable" exotic appearance. Some geckos have become real pets and have many color morphs. But, even the most "domestic" geckos need proper nutrition, mostly live food. nine0003

Gecko Menu

Before you buy a gecko, you should familiarize yourself with its gastronomic habits. This information may force you to change your choice in favor of a less exotic pet, because these reptiles prefer to eat live insects, and large species will not refuse small rodents and reptiles - mice or baby snakes.

But if such a menu does not seem repulsive, then it is useful to know other equally important nuances. nine0003

Gecko diet

A sample list of "meals" for a gecko that lives in captivity looks like this:

  • cockroaches;
  • crickets;
  • earthworms and mealworms;
  • larvae of any insect;
  • grasshoppers and locusts;
  • all Lepidoptera: butterflies, moths, moths;
  • for some types - fruits and baby fruit purees.

Geckos are usually not picky and will eat anything they can fit in their mouths. Of course, the gecko's diet should be varied - this will help prevent beriberi and metabolic disorders caused by a mono-diet. But if you do not have the opportunity to constantly get new pet food and you are limited to a rather meager assortment of a pet store (usually crickets and mealworms), then you should take care of vitamins in a different form. For example, in the form of a Reptilife feed additive, which includes a complex of the most important substances for reptiles. nine0003

Where to get food

Given that insects must be alive and active (this is the main condition under which a gecko will be interested in a grasshopper or a worm), you can get food for your pet on your own in the summer. But it's important to make sure you're getting insects from environmentally friendly areas that haven't been treated with pesticides so you don't feed your pet with toxins. So this option is suitable for very few. Another option is to grow cockroaches, crickets or other insects on your own in a separate terrarium. But, given the appetite of the gecko, the most logical way out is a specialized store where you can buy reptile food. Captive-born geckos will readily eat even frozen insects. Don't forget to "feed the food" before giving it to your gecko! This will increase the benefits of mining several times. nine0003

Gecko Feeding Features

In addition to menu preferences, these reptiles have other nutritional “requests”.

Frequency of feeding

Excessively frequent meals should not be allowed under any circumstances. Digestion in reptiles is quite slow, so before the next meal they need to completely digest the previous portion. For small geckos, one feeding per day is enough, and large ones are recommended to be fed even every other day. Juveniles feed more often, depending on age. And do not forget to maintain the correct temperature in the terrarium, as it depends on how fully the gecko digests its lunch. nine0003

Serving size

You need to focus on the size of the reptile. For example, 5-7 adult crickets are enough for a medium gecko, half a serving is enough for a small gecko, and double the serving for large species. One of the indicators that the pet is not starving is its tail. Fat and plump means your gecko is eating well and is definitely not starving. Too fat, which interferes with walking - that the pet is obese.

Feeding time

nine0002 The main guideline is whether your gecko is diurnal or nocturnal. The first ones need to be fed during the day, closer to noon. And reptiles with a nocturnal lifestyle - closer to the night.

Feeding conditions

It's best if you let your gecko hunt crickets or cockroaches. But this is possible only if the terrarium has a tight lid, because not all insects are ready to dutifully wait until they are eaten. If instead of a cover there is a mesh, you can give food from tweezers, geckos quickly get used to the new food format for them. nine0003

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Feeding Guide: Banana Eating Safe Fruit


Banana-eating crested geckos eat a lot of fruit in the wild, but most geckos in captivity eat prepared foods. Ready-to-eat meals made up of meal replacement powder, you don't need to add fruit. But can you give fruit to a gecko as a supplement, or is that a bad idea?

Banana eaters can be fed soft fruits that contain calcium and are low in phosphorus. In captivity, fruit should be treated as a treat for your banana eater in addition to the main meal. Some fruits, such as citrus fruits, are even harmful to the health of your banana eater. nine0092

Since fruit is part of the banana eater's diet in the wild, fruit can be fed to them, but creating a balanced diet will be difficult. In addition, there are very good meal replacements for crested geckos that contain most of the nutrients your gecko needs. This eliminates the need to give fruit yourself.

In this guide you will learn what fruits to eat and what fruits to avoid. More importantly, you will learn a little about the ratio of calcium and phosphorus, which is necessary in order to understand why some fruits are more suitable than others. nine0003

Before giving fruit to your banana eaters

The banana eater's diet must be well balanced to provide your gecko with the nutrients it needs to keep him or her healthy. So, before you start feeding your banana-eater fruit, you need to know a little more about:

  • calcium to phosphorus ratio (Ca:P ratio)
  • oxalic acid level

Calcium to phosphorus ratio

Banana eaters need calcium to stay healthy and prevent metabolic bone disease. This is even more important for toddlers and teenagers who are growing up. They need calcium for skeletal development. Pregnant females also require supplemental calcium because calcium is needed during eggshell formation.

In fact, the importance of calcium is not unique to (crested) geckos and is important to many animals, including ourselves. This is important for bone density. Caring for banana eaters is a health concern and one of the most important things to consider is feeding and getting calcium. nine0003

Calcium-phosphorus homeostasis

Calcium and phosphorus homeostasis is an important process of calcium absorption and retention. Calcium and phosphorus are two opposites: when calcium levels increase, phosphate levels decrease, and when phosphate levels increase, calcium levels decrease.

Studies have shown that a good ratio of calcium to phosphorus (Ca:P) is 1:1 to 2:1. For crested geckos, a calcium to phosphorus ratio of 2:1 or higher is recommended. nine0003

Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio Calculation

The Ca:P ratio can be described as a percentage, but is more commonly described in terms of [number]: 1 or 1: [number], where 1 is the mineral that is the lowest of the two. To calculate the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in this way, you need to return the smallest number to 1. So the ratio is calculated by dividing the largest number by the smallest number.

Example 1

calcium 60 mg 60/30 = 2
phosphorus 30 mg 30/30 = 1
Ca:P ratio 2:1

Example 2

calcium 10 mg 10/10 = 1
phosphorus 40 mg 40/10 = 4
Ca:P ratio 1:4

Oxalic acids are bad for banana eaters

Oxalic acid is a compound found naturally in living organisms such as vegetables and fruits. Sometimes it can be tasted in food when the amount of oxalic acid is very high. Textbooks give examples of plants high in oxalic acid: rhubarb, carambola, and spinach.

Oxalic acid has been linked to calcium suppression and kidney stone formation in humans. Crested geckos should also avoid eating foods high in oxalic acid. The compound will bind to minerals such as magnesium and calcium and form oxalates (tiny rectangular crystals). nine0003

Because calcium is essential for banana eaters, it is recommended to avoid foods low in oxalic acid and avoid foods high in oxalic acid in general.

Banana-Eating Fruit

Safe Fruit for Crested Banana-Eating Geckos

Most fruits are known to be high in calcium but high in phosphorus. This apparently results in a moderate to low Ca:P ratio in most fruits. If you want to create a balanced, fruit-based diet for your captive crested gecko, you need to be very careful. nine0003

Fruits with a high or moderate Ca:P ratio can be fed more often than fruits with a low Ca:P ratio. This does not mean that you should not give fruit with a low Ca:P ratio. You should only feed him less, for example, just as a treat, or mix it with fruits that have a high to moderate ratio.

Fruit with a high Ca:P ratio

Only a small amount of fruit has a high enough Ca:P ratio to suit the diet of geckos. The following fruits have a Ca:P ratio of 2:1 or better:

  • papaya
  • fig
  • prickly pear
  • raspberry

Fruits with a moderate Ca:P ratio

Most fruits have a moderate Ca:P ratio of about 1:1. The following fruits have a Ca:P ratio of 1.5:1 to 1:2: such as blueberries, blackberries and strawberries

  • grapes
  • apples
  • pears
  • melons
  • watermelons
  • cherry
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    Fruits with a low Ca:P ratio

    Most fruits have a moderate Ca:P ratio of about 1:1. The following fruits have a Ca:P ratio starting from 1:2:

    • bananas
    • peaches
    • cantaloupe
    • plums
    • pumpkins
    • grenades
    • sea fruits (but with a high concentration of oxalic acid)
    • passion fruit

    Fruits not to be given to banana eaters


    Banana eaters know not to give citrus to their geckos. There are two main reasons for this, citrus fruits are highly concentrated:

    • Vitamin C: This vitamin can cause diarrhea.
    • oxalic acid: citrus fruits have a higher concentration of oxalic acid. This acid interferes with the absorption of calcium in the body, as it binds to calcium.

    You should avoid giving citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, kiwis, pineapples and grapefruits. Some banana eaters won't even touch citrus fruits, while others will enjoy them. nine0003

    Fruits with a high concentration of oxalic acid

    There are also (non-citrus) fruits that have a high concentration of oxalic acid. The most famous example is the star fruit, which also has a low Ca:P ratio and is therefore not a good choice to feed a gecko. Rhubarb also has a high concentration of oxalic acid, so it should be avoided.

    Banana Eater Avocado

    Persin is a chemical (fungicidal toxin) that is generally considered harmless to humans, but can be toxic and dangerous to pets. The avocado fruit contains a small amount of persina. Studies have shown that birds are very sensitive to persina and experience many symptoms. A high dose can even lead to death within 24 hours of ingestion. nine0003

    It is likely that (small) reptiles such as crested geckos will experience the same problems. For this reason, you should never give avocado fruits to banana eaters.

    Feeding fruit to your gecko

    How many times can I feed fruit?

    High to moderate Ca:P fruits or a mixture of high to moderate Ca:P fruits can be safely provided to your banana eater as part of the diet. There are some gecko owners who give their balanced diet of insects and fruits to their crested geckos. However, there are plenty of good commercial diets out there that offer all the nutrients you need. nine0003

    If you are a new banana eater owner and have no experience balancing crested gecko diets, your gecko will benefit the most from a meal replacement powder that is high in nutritional value and add fruit once as a treat or twice a month.

    Cooking Fruit

    Cooking Fruit for Your Gecko

    1. Wash Fruit

    Fruit peel may contain many bacteria and pesticides. For example, if you take an apple, then wash it first if you want to eat it yourself. The same, of course, is necessary for your gecko. So always be sure to wash your fruit before giving it to your banana eaters. If you wash fruits, you can remove a lot of bacteria and pesticides. nine0003

    1. Remove inedible and toxic parts

    Fruit may also contain inedible or toxic parts. I'll take a simple apple example. Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world and people around the world eat them every day. But apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide. If you accidentally ingest a few seeds, this is usually not a problem, but in large quantities it can kill you.

    Now imagine giving seeds to your gecko. Someone giving these seeds to a small pet is looking for trouble. nine0003

    Therefore, you should always remove inedible and toxic parts such as seeds and seeds.

    1. Make fruits soft and edible

    Banana-eating crested geckos do not have much "biting" power. So you have to make sure he can eat it.

    You can mash by placing food in a food processor until it becomes a fruit puree - a bit like baby food. Your banana eater can easily lick this puree off with his tongue. No biting force required. nine0003

    If you don't have a food processor at home, you can cut your food into small pieces. In this case, you must ensure that the individual pieces of food are soft and very small.

    Can I give fruit baby food to my gecko?

    Baby food is not a good alternative to feeding fresh fruit to your gecko. This food does not contain many of the nutrients that are otherwise available in fruits. Baby food also contains additives and preservatives that are not good for your gecko.

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