It is not getting hard to know that a well-balanced crested geckos diet includes: commercial crested gecko food, provides insects as a treat, and sweet baby foods. But feeding schedule for crested gecko not as simple as it seems to be.
How many times a week should you feed your crested geckos?
Under 6 months old crested geckos should be fed every day with premix gecko food. They can eat live insects once or twice a week.
Adult crested geckos do not need to eat every day. They can eat only 3 times per week they can go healthily a short period of time without food. Feeding them with premix powder 3 times per week, live insects for 1 per week, fruit and worms once or twice per month as treat.
Do not forget to remove excess food and insects in the morning because, after 24 hours, uneaten food might built-up bacteria and nasty smells. Cover insects with a calcium supplement and a multivitamin supplement before you feeding them.
Moreover, Crested geckos are nocturnal creatures. That means they spend their daytime hiding in the shelter place or under leaves. But in the night, they become active and this is a good time that you should feed them.
How long can a crested gecko live without food?
The fact that crested geckos can go without eating for about 2-3 weeks. But if your crested geckos skip their appetite for 2 weeks, you should contact a vet.
The reason for this behavior might be they are overwhelming and get stress when they arrived in the new environment after you take them home. In this case, you should provide both premix powder and live insect food for them and wait. Also, ensure that you provide them a proper set up for their new cage.
But after 2 weeks, they still lose their appetite; it is absolutely that you should speak to a vet.