I found a young mediterranean gecko at work, and took it home for the kids to see. The original plan was to release it, but after my son researched it on the internet, we found it was a mediterranean gecko, and since we live in the country, they are not found out here. We were afraid it would end up as food for the local box turtle or rat snake population, so decided to keep it as a pet. We bought a terranium and other supplies at petco, and purchased some small crickets and small mealworms. The problem is it doesn't want to eat. It appeared to be "stalking" the crickets some last night, but none were gone this morning. We removed the crickets from the habitat this morning, as we read they may "nibble" at the lizard when they get hungry. Since he is a nocturnal lizard, we thought we would return them to his home tonight. Are we doing something wrong? Or is he just taking time to adjust to his new home? We are afraid that since he is so tiny, we may be feeding him the wrong food, although these are tiny crickets. I did see they were selling small flightless fruit flies as well, would that be a better choice? Also, we read that these geckos don't eat fruit and veggies, and that we should feed them "gut loaded" crickets, so we are feeding the crickets accordingly. Should we put some fruit and veggies in his dish to see if he will eat them? Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. My son just loves this little lizard, "Raul", and we would hate to see him starve!