One of the most commonly asked questions is “what do I do, my leopard gecko won’t eat”. Your geckos have stopped feeding on a regular schedule, you are now wondering if there’s something wrong. The very first thing you should check is your husbandry. If you have not read our leopard gecko care guide, you should take a look. It contains detailed valuable information on proper husbandry.
Leopard geckos require proper belly heating in order to digest food
If you do not provide proper belly heat, they can’t digest food properly, and could stop eating as a result. The ideal belly heat is between 88 – 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Gecko owners often make the mistake of measuring the air temperature because they purchased a leopard gecko “kit” from the pet store, as they usually come with a stick on thermometer. It’s important you measure the floor temperature where your gecko will be laying on to get the proper temperature reading for belly heat. You can easily and quickly measure your tank’s floor temperature by using a temperature gun like Etekcity’s Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer. Just point and click. Or if you prefer constant reading, a digital thermometer with a probe.
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“How should I deal with picky eaters?” You have a leopard gecko who is a picky eater, and you are seeking advice on how to get your gecko to feed. In this article we will explore some ways to help get your gecko to start eating. Over the years we’ve found some tricks that may help you jump start your gecko’s feeding. They are by no means guaranteed methods, as your results may vary. But it won’t hurt to give them a try.
How to deal with picky eaters?
First thing first, you should read our “My leopard gecko won’t eat” article. It’s a comprehensive article that will help you figure out why your leopard gecko won’t eat. In this article however, we assume your leopard gecko is healthy and your husbandry is sound. We also assume your gecko isn’t going through breeding season blues or sexual maturity.
Dealing with healthy picky eaters require a different approach. You aren’t trying to figure out why your leopard gecko won’t eat, but rather you are trying to simply get your gecko to eat more. Here are some tricks we’ve found over the years that should help you deal with picky eaters. Continue reading “How To Deal With Picky Eaters – Leopard Gecko Feeding”