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    Can leopard geckos eat fruit?

    I've heard that some lizards diet it is good for them to have a 10% fruit diet. Is this true for all reptiles and is it true for geckos?






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    Geckos only eat insects
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    Make that Leopard geckos
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    From the caresheet:

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    Geckos are insectivores and require a diet consisting of healthy insects. The most common insects available and used are crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and super worms. Each of these insects make up an entire diet with crickets or mealworms being the staple of the diet.

    Wax worms are high in fat and are not fed on a regular basis. My geckos receive wax worms on 2-week intervals. I add 3 wax worms to their diet every other feeding, every 2 weeks. Then I will go 2 weeks without offering any wax worms.
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    Leopard Geckos are picky or at least ive found with mine that he only eats crickets and mealworms he will not eat any superworms or wax worms
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    I was just wondering because a lot of the forums mention that their lizard has a 10% diet of fruit. Bad idea for gecko?

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    Yes, I would think so, at least for leopard geckos...
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    There is no "across the board" diet for all lizards.
    Each species has its own particular dietary needs.
    Some eat insects, some eat meat, some eat vegetation, and some eat a bit of everything.
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    You might have been reading about the water dragon's diet. In their case it is good to have some fruits. But Leopard Geckos shouldn't be offered anything like that.
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    Day Geckos can have fruit and in the past people just figured, "leopard gecko, day gecko, close enough, if one eats fruit the other must." But i tried it out of curiousity and the Leopard Geckos paid no attention to fruit (but the crickets flocked to it)
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