Can Leopard Geckos Eat Crickets?
Yes, leopard geckos can eat crickets. Crickets are nutritious and are very good for leopard geckos (if properly gut loaded). You may use crickets as a staple for your leopard geckos diet.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Mealworms?
Yes, leopard geckos can eat mealworms. Similar to crickets, mealworms can also play a huge role as a staple food in your leopard gecko’s diet.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Superworms?
There are stories of superworms eating through leopard geckos (can be seen on this thread) and causing havoc, but I know of way too many leopard gecko owners feeding superworms to say no. So yes, you can feed superworms to your leos. For safety, I would advise squishing the heads of the superworms before feeding to your gecko so that the “stories” don’t happen again to your leopard gecko.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Dubia Roaches?
Dubia roaches are very popular amongst gecko keepers because they are easy to breed, keep, and grow. In fact, most people end up breeding dubia roaches over most other insects to feed to their leopard geckos. Make sure the dubia roach is appropriate size before feeding to your leopard gecko. Adult dubia roaches can sometimes be too big.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Silkworms?
Silkworms are the very nutritious for leopard geckos. They are soft bodied, so they are easy to eat and digest. If you can afford silkworms, they are a good choice to feed often. Don’t order too many at the same time though because they can grow quite fast.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Hornworms?
Yes, but they serve more as a hydration type of feeder. They are like huge water bags, great for hydrating your leopard gecko. Similar to silkworms, they can also get very big (bigger than silkworms) fast. They do sometimes like to bite with their small mandibles, so be careful when handling. It might also be wise to squish the mouth part or the head before feeding to your leopard gecko. This might sound cruel, but its for the best interest of your leopard gecko. If you aren’t into that type of thing, stick with the other type of safer worms.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Fruit?
The plain and simple answer is no. Leopard geckos are insectivorous, meaning they eat insects (not fruits). The best way to keep a leopard gecko healthy is to feed it what it would eat in its natural environment, which in this case is insects.
If you have tried to feed your leopard gecko fruits already, and he/she has eaten it, the odds are that it was trying to hydrate itself from it or was extremely hungry. This is not a healthy choice of diet and should not be fed to leopard geckos. If you would like a fruit-eating gecko, there are plenty of other geckos to choose from like crested geckos and other New Caledonia species.
For best health please avoid feeding your leopard gecko fruits.
Can Leopard Geckos Eat Vegetables?
Similar to fruit, leopard geckos should not be fed vegetables. It is not common or wise to feed vegetables to your leopard gecko.