A shallow water dish must be available at all times and remember to change water
daily. Note: Tap water contains chlorine and will need to be left to sit for 24
hours prior to offering to your gecko. Alternatively, fresh bottled water can be
used straight away, or tap water by adding Zoo Med’s Reptisafe.
The main food item of our Leopard Geckos is mealworms (Tenebrio molitor). Hatchlings
are started on mini size, moving onto standard size, and our breeders love an occasional
giant morio, some of them too much!
We like mealworms for a variety of reasons:
1. They remain in their dish so they do not pass on any infection
by eating faeces
2. They do not drown in the water dishes causing vile odours
3. They do not jump out of the cage
4. They can be made available at all times
Other foods also enjoyed are locust, crickets and the occasional wax worm, as a
treat. Please be careful with crickets and locusts; only add a couple at a time
or they can could and harm your reptile whilst he is sleeping.
Food items should be dusted with calcium powder at every second feeding and supplementary
vitamins should be dusted around once a week.
Gut loading - you are what you eat
Remember what your live food eats so does you gecko! For that reason it is imperative
that your feeder insects are fed a proper diet.
A good selection of fruit and vegetables, especially carrots, should be fed 24 hours
before offering to your gecko. We also add our very own rich gut loading mix prior
to feeding (recipe is on our website).