Locust or Cricket ?

Should I feed my leopard gecko crickets or locusts
  • Catherine R.

    Why not try a combination of both? Variety can be very beneficial as different insect species possess different nutritional qualities (although in any case, appropriate dusting with vitamin and calcium powders is important alongside gut-loading). Locusts tend to be higher in protein while crickets are a little more nutritionally balanced. There's are variations between different cricket species (brown crickets, black crickets, silent crickets). Silent crickets are considered the best to feed as they are less aggressive than other species. My geckos personally prefer locusts and spit crickets out lol. They also eat mealworms and occasionally get fed phoenix worms and butter worms with the odd wax worm thrown in.

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