Variety diet... how?

Variety diet... how?

Postby ewertb » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:47 am

Last year I got some silkworm eggs with the intention of feeding them to my 2 AFT's as treats. After some initial setbacks, I have a good batch going this year so only started trying to feed them over the weekend. My geckos, being raised on mainly crickets and the occasional roach, however don't seem at all interested in tasting anything that's not powdered white and goes chirp in the night... The worms' swaying and movement, even powdered white themselves, don't seem to be enough to trigger the same tail wagging hunting response that crickets and roaches do?

Any ideas on how to get them to at least take a bite? Persistence?
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Re: Variety diet... how?

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:04 pm

Yes keep trying, 'starve' them a bit and see if that helps.
You could also try popping one into their mouth while they are eating something else.
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Re: Variety diet... how?

Postby Bushviper » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:13 pm

If they dont want them then dont bother. Try getting waxworms from any bee keeper in your area. The moths lay eggs in the wax and the bee keepers hate them. Most lizards love them and they are like steroids for them so dont give too many.
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