Apr 18, 2020 - 03:37 AM
For sizing, this is a general rule for feeding Leopard Geckos:
- Baby Geckos: Insects that are around 0.25 to 0.5" long
- Juvenile Geckos: Insects that are around 0.5 to 0.75" long
- Adult geckos: Insects that are 0.75 to 1.0" long
As a rule, you shouldn't feed your gecko insects bigger than the space between his eyes. Here is a photo that explains why; as you can see there is a lot of 'cheek' on either side of the gecko's throat:
As a warning; Leopard Geckos often won't eat for up to 3 weeks when you first get them. They are extremely territorial creatures of habit. Being moved from their growing pod and shipped takes them a little while to recover from. So please don't be alarmed if your baby doesn't eat right away!
If you haven't got a feeding dish, we recommend our No Escapee Feeder Dish. To make sure your gecko is eating, you can put in 10 mealworms every night at bedtime. In the morning you can count them to see if he or she is eating yet and how many.
If you'd like to have a look, we supply Steve Sykes (who is the guru of Leopard Geckos) and he has a very good care sheet for them: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet
Thank you so much, we look forward to feeding your Leopard Gecko!