If you are a new owner of crested geckos and do not have much experience in balancing the diet of crested gecko, we recommend you to feed them meal replacement powder. With this commercial diet, you do not really need to add any food for them because this commercial has enough nutritional value that your crested geckos needed.
But if you know how to balance their diet, what is good and not good for your crested gecko, so add some fruit and insects in your crested gecko’s diet is not a bad ideal.
Can crested geckos eat apples? Crested geckos can eat apples but we recommend you to give apples for them only as a treat, not regularly. Apple cannot be the main food in meals for crested geckos.
Although, apples have an acceptable ratio of calcium and phosphorus but they have low oxalic acid levels. They do not provide the necessary nutrient for your crested geckos. Apples should be fed with the other more suitable fruit in a fruit mixture.
Can crested geckos eat dubia roaches? Yes they can. Crested geckos absolutely love eating dubia roaches. In comparison with other insects like crickets, super worms, and mealworms, dubia roaches provide more nutrient value. This does not mean that dubia roaches can be the main diet for your pet; you should not use them as a diet staple. But you should offer them as treats a few times a week because your geckos love them.
They bring many benefits of protein and general nutrition. Dubia roaches have the soft exoskeleton, which makes them an ideal food for smaller lizards. You should pay attention to their size, choosing dubia roaches that have a smaller size than the gecko’s head to ensure your geckos always safe when eating.
Can crested geckos eat mealworms? You can feed live insects like mealworms for your crested gecko once a week. Before at least 12 hours of feeding, mealworms should be coved a nutritious powdered, this process name gut loading. It is very important for the health of your crested geckos. This is the way to provide important vitamins and calcium to your geckos.
Mealworms you feed your pet must never be larger than the distance between the crested gecko’s eyes.
Can crested geckos eat strawberries? Strawberries have not bad calcium to phosphorus ratio and also are not citric fruits. So it is really fine to feed strawberries to your crested gecko even you offer them standalone or mix with other suitable fruits.