Tiny but Mighty Eaters: A Baby Gecko’s Guide to Tasty Meals!

Hey there, fellow explorers of the gecko world! It’s me, your friendly neighbourhood baby gecko, and today, we’re diving into one of my favourite topics – food!

Yep, I might be tiny, but I’ve got a big appetite, and I’m here to spill the beans on what baby geckos like me love to munch on. 🦎🍴

1. Insect Delights: Our Primary Menu

So, what’s on the menu for a baby gecko like me? Well, let me tell you, insects are the name of the game!

Tiny and wriggly, they’re the perfect bite-sized treats for us little guys and gals. Here are some insect options that we can’t resist:

  • Small Crickets: These little hoppers are like the french fries of the gecko world. They’re quick, crunchy, and oh-so-tasty.
  • Tiny Mealworms: Mealworms are like the spaghetti of our diet. They’re easy to find and come in bite-sized pieces that we can gobble up.
  • Fruit Flies: These guys are like the popcorn of the insect world. They’re tiny, they’re fun to chase, and they make for a delicious snack.

2. Size Matters: Choosing the Right Prey

Now, here’s an important rule of thumb: the insects we munch on should be no bigger than the space between our tiny little eyes.

Imagine trying to eat something as big as your head – not a pleasant thought, right? So, stick to appropriately sized insects to keep us happy and well-fed.

3. Gut-Loading Goodness: Supercharged Insects

Here’s a fancy term for you: gut-loading. It’s all about making sure the insects we eat are also eating healthy stuff.

So, before serving us those crickets or mealworms, give them a nutritious meal of veggies or special insect food. That way, we get extra nutrients when we dig in.

4. A Dusting of Nutrients: Vitamins and Calcium

Just like our bigger gecko pals, we need our vitamins and calcium too! So, make sure to dust our insects with these powders.

It’s like adding a little sprinkle of magic to our meals, and it helps us grow big and strong.

5. Sip or Slurp: Staying Hydrated

Hydration is important for all of us, big and small. So, provide a small dish of fresh, clean water for us to sip on. But don’t be surprised if we don’t drink from it like you do.

We might just get our hydration from our food for now.

6. Mix It Up: Variety is Fun

Variety is the spice of life, even for little geckos like me! So, don’t be afraid to mix it up.

Offering different types of insects can make mealtime more exciting and ensure we get a variety of nutrients. Who doesn’t love a tasty surprise?

7. Watch and Learn: Keep an Eye on Us

Lastly, keep an eye on us while we eat. If we’re not interested in the insects or seem to be having trouble catching them, it might be a sign that we need smaller or different prey items. It’s all part of the learning process.


So, there you have it – a baby gecko’s guide to tasty meals! Feeding us is a bit like being a chef – you might need to experiment a little to figure out our favourite dishes.

But with some patience and a whole lot of love, we’ll grow up healthy and strong, ready to explore the gecko world together. Bon appétit, little gecko friends! 🦎🍴💚

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