Leopard geckos don't eat any vegetables. They only eat live prey, such as crickets, roaches, waxworms, mealworms, superworms, earthworms and pinky mice. The majority of captive leopard geckos refuse to eat dead prey. Fresh water should also be available.Know More
Sufficient calcium and vitamin D3 are also very important for a leopard gecko's diet. In captivity it is very difficult to duplicate the diet they have in the wild. Insects used for feeding may be dusted with a fine calcium powder with added vitamin D3 to support the leopard gecko's nutritional needs. Insects can also be given a nutritious, powdered diet for at least 12 hours before being fed to the leopard gecko in a process known as "gut loading." A leopard gecko's feeding schedule depends on its age and health.
Younger leopard geckos need to be fed every day, while healthy adult leopard geckos (over a year old) should be fed once every other day. A serving size should be approximately two appropriately sized insects for every inch of a leopard gecko’s total body length. A shallow water dish with fresh water must also be available at all times. No added vitamins or supplementation must be in the gecko's water.Learn more about Lizards
Leopard geckos are distributed across rock deserts and arid grasslands in Afghanistan, northwest India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. They spend their days in holes and crevices avoiding the heat of the sun and come out at night to hunt on the ground.Full Answer >
Geckos eat a variety of food items, including insects, arachnids, mollusks, small vertebrates and other small animals. Additionally, some geckos consume fruits and flower nectar. There are approximately 1,500 gecko species in the world, and the group displays a wide variety of dietary preferences.Full Answer >
In the wild, common house geckos, which are indigenous to southeast Asia but have become invasive species in the United States, Australia, and parts of South America and Africa, eat various types of insects and spiders. Mediterranean house geckos, which have also spread around the world from their native habitats bordering the Mediterranean Sea, prey on moths, roaches and other insects.Full Answer >
Geckos do eat fruits and vegetables a couple times a week as an extra treat, however, they're not necessary to the gecko's diet. Geckos seek out softer fruits and vegetables, such as mango, pear, squash, or leafy greens, as they are easier for geckos to digest.Full Answer >