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 Desperately need help with gut loading meal worms!

Hey guys! I’m a new leo owner. I just got her a week ago and she’s been settling in nicely. She’s about a year old. I have mealworms right now but I’m lost when it comes to gut loading them. There’s so much information everywhere and it’s all different! How do I gut load them? HELP



02/20/18  09:48am

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  Message To: NewLeoOwner   In reference to Message Id: 2322065


 Desperately need help with gut loading meal worms!

From my vet -

"To properly gut load, provide insects with a complete diet such as rodent chow, dry dog food, or bird pellets. Insects should primarily be crickets. Mealworms, giant mealworms, and wax moth larvae are high in fat, and should be offered only in small amounts. To prevent injury to our gecko remove uneaten crickets immediately."

The vet also says "black soldier fly larvae, or Phoenix worms, are a good choice for geckos. Occasionally, though, the larvae will develop into adult flies. They are harmless and the geckos can eat them, but kind of scary looking!"

Hope that helps!

CMF



02/22/18  06:12pm

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  Message To: CMF   In reference to Message Id: 2322074


 Desperately need help with gut loading meal worms!

Your gecko basically eats whatever the worms or crickets eat, so feed them oatmeal, dog food, special high calcium feed ect. Gut loading means you need to take your worms out of the refrigerator and let them eat and live in the oatmeal or whatever for at least 12 hours, then, dust them and they are ready for your gecko!



03/08/18  03:59pm


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