Hey all I went to a Florida Expo today and got a Crestie, 3 weeks old, in the middle of a shed (I can see the shed peeled up from the tip of the nose). He's spunky, active, enjoys crawling on my hand, etc... So HAPPY!!! I have a twice misted 10 gallon tank, climbing branches, a corner mesh hammock, magnet hide rock, water bowl, and a shallow 1/2 inch deep dish of banana baby food mixed with reptolife plus by Tetrafauna that says "for all reptiles". Using paper towel as substrate, with a screen top. I'm confused about the food. I read some other posts on this Rhacy Forum about using the CGD vs any thing else, esp. babyfood. But the breeder I bought from at the Expo told me she uses baby food with the CGD mixed in and supplements and crix are optional. I also bought and read a book a couple months ago about CGs: Crested Geckos by Adam Black: A complete guide to Rhacodactylus (Publisher: T.F.H) (The cover is black and orange and has the head of a fire CG morph) And there is a whole section on diet that says baby food is okay, listing favorite flavors breeders recommend. It talks about the importance of supplements and how baby food needs to be mixed with them, not given alone. It even gives a supplemented baby food recipe for one week at a time: 25 ml turkey baby food 177ml fruit baby food (says banana, apricot, papaya, guava are favorites) 2.5ml powdered calcium supplement w/ vitamin D3 1.3ml powdered multivitamin supplement <<COULD THIS BE THE CGD??>> My CONCERN is that since the breeder said she raised hers on baby food mixed with CGD and Reptolife that it would be okay to do the same, but there are conflicting views about the horrors of baby food posted. Is baby food all that bad if it is supplemented? This "official" CG book is all for it as well as the breeder I bought from, and all her reptiles were active and healthy. And syringe vs plate of food: Do they even feed off the floor? I thought they wouldn't but the breeder said hers do, no prob. Any extra tips or links about Crested geckos for a newB CG owner would be greatly appreciated. My main questions are Where are the best places for food and water locations in tank, What type of food/ water containers are best, cheapest, most practical? How is the CGD prepared? Is it a powder that turns into a goo with water? He is licking water droplets from the misting job it did, so at least he is drinking. Is it common for a CG to not eat for a couple days out of stress of moving to a new home? Top priority now is getting my adorable little guy to eat, drink and be merry. lol Thanks to all!