Conversation Between aqua001 and kathstew
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- I've never heard of people using earthworms; I doubt they'd be very nutritious. Also if you catch them yourselves there is the risk of having pesticides absorbed from the grass and dirt they've been exposed to.
And haha, thanks! There is still SO much to learn though! I learn so much more everyday! :P
- Sorry for the late reply! I don't come on here much! I go on the leo forum more! ;)
You can feed mealworms or superworms. I don't recommend superworms until the leo is about 6 months old, because they are quite big. Mealworms, are quite small and a leo can eat about 10-15 in a sitting. Superworms, are larger and leos eat max usually 3 or 4 in a sitting, every other day.
You can also feed crickets. Dubai roaches are also an AWESOME feeder (very nutrituous and easy to keep), but they are banned in some countries/states. For example, they are banned in Canada and California, but I don't know about anywhere besides that.
Worms like waxworms, phoenix worms and butterworms are good for treats maximum once a week, but once a month is better. Variety is the best. I usually switch between superworms, mealworms and crickets every few days.
- Anyway, as long as you aren't planning to breed, then I say a petstore should be fine. Check to see if there are any reptile or exotic pet stores in your area, as they generally have some beautiful leos. Also, I don't know how much you know about the morphs of leos (kinda like the different tail types of bettas - where there is a variety of different kinds in one species), but generally pet stores only carry "normal" leopard geckos. If you want a different morph, a breeder is the best way to go. There are a lot of reptile expos happening lately, so I'd check to see if there are any around you, as you can really get deals at them!
- Hello aqua! I do own leopard geckos! I have 11 I think, including my sister's 2. :P I am also breeding them, I have seven eggs waiting to hatch! :D
Generally I don't recommend buying from chain petstores, as a lot of them can be sick, but I do know a few people who have been successful with store bought leos. I say go to the store, and see how they house it; are the leos on correct substrate (nothing loose like sand, or bark chips), are they fed correctly (crickets, worms etc), do they look healthy (clear eyes, have some weight to them) etc. If the store appears to take good care of them, then I would buy from them. Don't listen to what petstores say advice wise, as most times their info is out of date and just plain wrong!
I go on a forum called the leopard gecko forum, which is where I got a lot of my info on leopard geckos. My first ever leo was a rescue who was fairly sick, but they helped me nurse her back to health. :) I'm kathstew on there as well.