Hi! I was wondering about what everyone feeds their cresties. What mixes and where you get them, add ons, etc. I have a small 8mo normal, I dont know how many grams she is, but shes on the thinner side.
Here she is, about a week or 2 ago. Her name is Falsies.
Very cute cresties ! I was having trouble with my little crestie not eating enough too. I use Pangea Insects MRP, Fig and Insects, Watermelon, Growth and Breeding, and Repashy MRP. If you freeze them in glass jars, they will last a really long time.
He ate all of these, but just not enough. Now with the helpful suggestions of some other people on here he is eating great. What I recommend doing is buying Repashy Banana Cream pie, and 100% natural organic bee pollen.
Banana Cream pie is a great mix-in and not a diet. And bee pollen is addicting to cresties so be sure not to do that to often. I can noticably tell that he eats more whenever I add either of these in. You might find some helpful tips here. Good luck to both of your beauties
Yes your answer is probably in the above link so definitely worth a read!
Reptile safe bee pollen is great at enticing geckos, but is addictive if fed too much or too often.
Wax worms fed as a treat only might help, they are fatty and suffice also, but a huge fav with my geckos.
I mostly use repashy (variety of flavours) as has slightly more nutritional value, but I do mix in with pangea. I mix the flavours all the time & recommend it. I don’t use bee pollen ATM as I buy reptile supplies which already contains bee pollen. However I will be looking to purchase some at some point as my babies are slow eaters ATM
Mine love Pangea fig and insect the most of day, but I do switch up flavours.
Also crickets are GREAT for Cresties. I feed them some veg etc so they’ve eaten too before feeding to Cresties. They get crickets 2/3 times a week. And Pangea ever other day. Assuming that’s what you’re doing also?
1/2 tsp pangea offered daily, and some small fruit cubes, like 2 per geck. 4-10 insects offered once a week. They slammed some superworms today, I know not to feed mealworms though. Ill have to get some bee pollen! And good, these 2 are my firsts. The normals breeder actually blocked my number lol, they said she looked dehydrated so I was giving weekly updates. Which is why I was worried. Temp is the same as my house 70-75°f. They dont have hygrometers yet, ordering those today actually. But id say around the same as my ball python, so 50-70% depending on the time of day. They get misted twice a day as well.
Whats the opinion on giving them standing water? Ive heard they wont drink it.
This is just a mood with any of this silly critters my hermit crab has 2 nice deep water bowls for fresh and salt water, and the amount of times I’ve caught him red clawed just SCOOPING substrate into them is insane. And its not him trying to build up a stairway or escape route, I checked by putting ladders in! He just scoops dirt in and freezes if I walk by when he does it!
I offer mine standing water. I have a little cup of it by the food for drinking, which I see him use, and I have a dish down in the bottom which I sometimes see him bath in. I think he likes it very much. Obviously its uneeded if your misting the cage every day (which I do) but I just think my gecko likes it.
I ordered some bee pollen, repashy banana cream, and another flavor of pangea. Were gonna try the papaya. Little normal gal still isnt eating as much as id like. The other one eats great! Not a fan of insects but he loves the pangea.
Also, im sure its above 50. Right now bp is at 90 :") oops. Taking some tape off the top now to air it out in there.
But ive never had issues with hygrometers :(( that sucks. Even the cheap ones compare relatively well, if not completely accurate.
Forgot to mention! Little guy has a heat pad set to 75. It doesnt really get into the tub well, so id say the heat the geck is actually getting is around 65-70. Hes super super small and I dont want him to get cold.
The fruit-eating bites look fine. As long as they don’t have bad ingredients and stuff. I’m not a pro Petmountain does carry good products. You know, I thought about ordering a scale, but then they just grow all the sudden, and you don’t really need one. I did already have a gram scale just not accurate.