Simply knowing what to feed your gecko is enough to ensure that your Tokay gecko get all the nutrients that they need. You need to make sure that you feed your Tokay gecko the right type of food. This means you need to ensure that what they eat is nutritious, the right size for them, that they are safe for your pet’s consumption.
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One of the best things about Tokay geckos is that they are not picky eaters. They eat almost every insect that they can hunt. In the wild, their diet includes bugs, crickets, worms, and roaches. They also eat small vertebrates such as small lizards, frogs, and pinkies. Following this natural feeding traits of Tokay geckos, you can conclude that you can feed them almost every edible insect that fits their mouth. But because of the scarcity or inaccessibility to some of these natural, Tokay gecko food, while in captivity, is quite limited.
A drop in the appetite or failure to eat in your Tokay gecko is not a problem in itself but a possible symptom of either a natural circumstances or of an illness. But because, for most gecko owners, normal feeding is a sign of good health, it becomes alarming to see that their geckos are not eating. There are 3 possible reasons why your Tokay gecko won’t eat, this are – stress, illness, and natural occurrence as part of their life cycle.
Feeding Waxworms and Mealworms to Your Tokay Gecko
If you’re wondering what else you can give your Tokay gecko for a food beside from crickets, and mealworms, then you might have heard about waxworms. Waxworm as you might have known it, it is rich in fat and contains high calorie which may not be good for your Tokay gecko if given without moderation. But nonetheless, waxworm is a good source of nourishment for Tokay geckos. (more…)
If you have a Tokay gecko, one of your biggest responsibility is to ensure that your gecko has a stable supply of food, and because buying crickets in small quantity every now then, and going to the nearest pet store is quite expensive, most gecko owners decide to either raise their own crickets or buy them in large quantities to save on the budget. And if you’re trying to find ways to cut your expenses, this might be a good step for you and might as well consider buying them in larger quantities or raise them on your own. (more…)
Maybe in one point you have asked the same question as other gecko owners would have asked – “which is a healthier choice when it comes to feeding your Tokay gecko – crickets or mealworms?” (more…)
Tokay geckos have big appetites and are very aggressive eaters. Preferably, Tokay geckos must be fed in small quantities but recurrently as opposed to occasional massive feeding. Live food items (crickets and mealworms) must be "gut loaded" at least 24 hours before you feed them to your Tokay geckos. Gut loading simply means feeding your live food items such as crickets and mealworms or other food item with vitamin rich foods (such as fruits, vegetables, dog food etc.), so that when your gecko eats them, they get the added nutritional value from the food they eat.
Choosing the right food for your Tokay gecko is important in you want to keep them healthy and happy while in captivity. The most common food found in a Tokay gecko’s natural environment are insects. Tokays get their nourishments from the food they hunt in the wild. Geckos are natural predators that hunt their food and most likely they’ll eat anything they catch. Giving them a variety of food source where they get most of the nourishment they need.